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Carrillo, Charlie

Charlie Carrillo

Charles M. Carrillo (born 1956, Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American artist, author, and archeologist known particularly for creating art using Spanish colonial techniques that reflect 18th-century Spanish New Mexico. Carrillo’s works have shown throughout the USA and are a part of many permanent collections in United States museums including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC, the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, and the Denver Museum of Art among others.

Charles Carrillo’s interest in archaeology led him to his life’s work as a santero, a carver and painter of images of saints. While studying archaeology at the University of New Mexico, he helped with a project in the Spanish village of Abiquiú, made famous by the artist Georgia O’Keeffe.

Charlie Carrillo and The Visions of the Hispanic World, Corrales Art Studio Tour, K.D. Neeley’s Healing from Iraq War Trauma
Historian Charlie Carrillo, “Molly of Denali” Producer Maya Salganek, Fannie Mae Duncan
Charlie Carrillo, Maya Salganek, Fannie Mae Duncan
Charlie Carrillo, Regina Benson and Ray Tomasso, Paul Peterson, Jim Moffitt