Brandon Armijo

Growing up on the Jemez Pueblo reservation, Brandon Armijo remembers his late great grandmother’s home and the surrounding mesas, cedar trees, cotton woods, and mountains that he has seen every day since childhood. Armijo’s great grandmother instilled in him daily teaching of spiritual knowledge, language, and the importance of always being proud of who he is. At the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), he uses pueblo symbols to express where he comes from. He is an upcoming Pueblo weaver and the first in his family to practice weaving. Armijo has been weaving for two years and continues to create textiles for family, friends, and the community.