http://www.yamunaqueceramicainfinital.com/ Telephone: 001 – 781 – 2890702 USA
Sculptor, Ceramist, Educator
José Luis Yamunaqué was born in 1951 in the northern region of Perú in the village of Chulucanas. Early in his life, he was inspired to learn and pursue the artistry of Pre-Colombian ceramic traditions under the guidance of his father, Severino Yamunaqué.
He realized his formal studies at the National School of Ceramics in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1976. There, he began his quest to incorporate the ancient techniques into a modern context. When he returned to Perú, he worked as a restorer of archaeological ceramics in the National Institute of Culture. Later in 1983, he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Stituto Statal D’Arte per la Ceramica de Sesto Florentino in Florence, Italy. While in Italy he studied sculpture with the master, Salvatore Cipolla. Yamunaque then came to the United States in 1993 and studied with the talented sculptor, Carlos Dorrien of Wellesley College, Massachusetts.
Returning to Perú, Yamunaqué provided a series workshops in Pre Columbian ceramic techniques at the National University of San Marcos, the Asociacion Peruana de Arqueologia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Perú and at Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria. He worked as a professor in ceramic restoration at Proyecto Regional de Patrimonio Cultural, the National Museum of Archeology and Anthropology sponsored by the Instituto Nacional de Cultura and the UNESCO.
Professionally, he has served as a visiting artist at the Cranbrook Schools and at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He has been an artist-in-residence for several distinguished and internationally renowned institutions including the Ceramic Arts Program at Harvard University; Wellesley College; Abilene Christian University and the Abilene Fine Arts Museum in Texas; the Institute of Santa Ana in Buenos Aires, as well as the School of Plastic Arts and the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture in Puerto Rico.
Yamunaqué is well-known in Perú for his contemporary work with techniques, and imagery used in pre-Colombian Peruvian ceramics. Yamunaqué is a long standing member of the New England Sculptors Association (NESA). He has exhibited throughout the United States. Using his own fusion of ancient traditions with modern techniques, he has produced a significant body of work he entitles, “Cerámica Infinital” which includes vessels, birds, abstract sculptures and human figures that are sought after by individual art lovers and private/public institutional collectors. Currently, one of his sculptures is on permanent display at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California.
With each work, Yamunaqué seeks to create sculptural pieces that embody the beauty and artistry of his heritage and teachings while expressing the passion and inspiration he holds for today and hopes for the future!
* Encuentranos en:
1993 Metal Sculptures with Master Carlos Dorrien, Wellesley College, MA, USA
1983 Sulla Cerámica, Stituto Statal D’Arte per la Ceramica de Sesto Florentino in Florence, Italy.
1983 Sculpture with Master Salvatore Cipolla, in Florence, Italy.
1982 Centro de Orientación y Promoción Humana (COPH). Andres Bello Agreement, Lima, Perú.
1976-1979 Buenos Aires National School of Ceramics, Argentina
1976 Ceramic Pigments at Condorhuasi Studio with Proffesor Jorge Fernández Chiti, Buenos Aires, Argentina –
1972-1974 Miraflores Art Center, with Professor John Davis, Lima, Perú
1958 Initiation in pottery with Severino Yamunaqué Pantaleon, my father.
1982-1985 Ministerio de Industria, Comercio, Turismo e Integración, Homologue of Spanish Expert in Ceramic. Peruvian-Spanish Agreement, Lima – Perú.
1979-1982 Instituto Nacional de Cultura – Centro de Bienes Monumentales del Patrimonio Monumental y Cultural, Lima – Perú.
2010 New England Sculpture Association (NESA) “Clay Construction”. Barn Workshop, Danvers, MA.
2010 Workshops at Upper School of Ceramics at Cranbook School, Michigan. Kate Tremel/Jose Luis Yamunaqué.
2010 St. Sebastian Fine Arts Building, Needham, MA “Hands on Clay Workshop”
2009 Archeology Lab. Ceramic Program. Office for the Arts at Harvard University, Boston, MA
2006 Ceramic Program. Office for the Arts at Harvard University. “Spanish Colonial Ceramic”
2006 Ceramic Program. Office for the Arts at Harvard University. Rock and paddle construction and painting.
2005 Workshops at Cape Cod Potters, Cape Cod, MA.
2004 Workshop at Marston’s Mills East Horace Mann Charter School, MA
2003 Brookfield Craft Center, Workshop in Ceramic Pre-Columbian Techniques, Brookfield, Connecticut.
2000 Symposia in “Ceramic Traditions of Ancient and Modern Peruvian Potters” – Ceramic Program of the Office for the Arts at Harvard University, Boston, MA.
1992 Workshop in Peruvian Pottery Techniques, Shelburne Craft School, Shelburne, Vermont.
1991 Workshop at Radcliffe Ceramic Studio. Office for the Arts at Harvard/Radcliffe, Boston, MA.
1991 Workshop at Vermont State Craft Center at Frog Hollow, Middlebury, Vermont.
1990 Seminario: Tecnología Andina Autónoma, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Perú.
1990 Workshop in Pottery Technology at the National Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, Lima, Perú.
1990 Radcliffe Ceramic Studio. Radcliffe College/Harvard University, Boston, MA.
1990 Art and Craft of Pottery Making in the Tradition of the Andean Culture, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
1990 El Paso Community College, Texas.
1990 Ceramic Workshop, Modern Art Museum, Abilene, Texas.
1990 Ceramic Techniques, Abilene Christian University, Texas.
1988 Peruvian Archeology Association, Lima –Perú. Teacher in “Ceramic Technology in Ancient and Traditional Society”.
1988-1989 Ceramic Professor and Lecturer at the Second National Conservation and Restoration of Ceramic Course and Workshop at the National Museum of Archeology and Anthropology of Perú organized by UNESCO.
1987 Juror at National Drawing and Painting Contest by Indigenous Artist-CEDHIP-Lima.
1987 Ceramic Workshop Professor at Universidad Católica Del Perú- Lima, Perú.
1987 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima. Teacher in “Ceramic Technology in Ancient and Traditional Society”.
1986 Ceramic Professor and Lecturer at the National Conservation and Restoration of Pre-Columbian Ceramic Course and Workshop at the National Museum of Archeology and Anthropology of Perú organized by UNESCO.
1978 Centro para la Promoción de la Cultura, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Teacher of Ceramic for Adults.
1978 Santa Ana Institute, Buenos Aires. Teacher of Ceramic for Children.
1983 “Los Angelitos” (Little Angels) Newsletter. J.L.Yamunaqué & Lupe Camino. Lima – Perú
1982 “El Tambor de Pandanche” Cajamarca (Pandanche’s Drum). D. Morales, J. Silva & J.L. Yamunaqué.
1981 “El Día de la Quemada” (The Day of the Firing) Restoration of Monuments and Research Center of the National Institute of Culture. Newsletter #14. Lima-Perú
1979 “La Cerámica: Técnicas Tradicionales” (Traditional Techniques in Ceramics) National Museum of History. Journal # 12. Lima- Perú
1997 La Universidad Santa María, Venezuela. V Exhibición de Arte Iberoamericano. Lechería, Venezuela 1997.
1990 Video: “Yamunaqué” –Infinite Ceramics. Sponsored by CONCYTEC, Lima – Perú. Filmed by Poet Omar Aramayo.
1989 Founder of “Grupo Integration” (Integration Group), composed by ceramists, painters and sculptors.
2011 “Infinite Forms”, Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA
2001 “Traditional Questions, Modern Answers”, Equator Gallery, Boston, MA
1999 “Símbolos y Rostros”, Galería de Arte 2vs. Chacarilla del Estanque, Lima –Perú
1998 Galería de Arte Praxis, Barranco –Perú
1997 “Vida y Muerte”, Galería de Arte Praxis, Barranco –Perú.
1995 “Pasión y Vida”, Galería Matices, Puerto Nuevo, San Juan de Puerto Rico.
1994 Galería de Arte Trapecio, Miraflores – Perú.
1992 Galería de Arte Trapecio, Miraflores – Perú.
1992 Galería de Arte del Centro de la Raza, Seattle, Washington.
1990 “Cuando el Barro Habla”, Instituto Cultural Peruano-Norteamericano- Miraflores, Lima, Perú.
1988 Galería de Arte Sol, Lima.
1988 Galería de Arte A.F. Oeschle, Lima.
1988 Galería de Arte Pancho Fierro, Lima.
1987 Centro Cultural Peruano Japonés, Lima.
1979 Instituto Cultural Peruano-Norteamericano, Lima.
1978 Galería de Arte Manzana de la Luces, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1977 Sheraton Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2010 Endicott College Center for the Arts, Beverly, MA. New England Sculptors Association (NESA).
2010 State Transportation Building. New England Sculptors Association (NESA).
2010 40th Anniversary Benefit. Ceramic Program. Office for the Arts at Harvard University.
2010 WGBH Fine Arts Auction, Boston, MA.
2009 State Transportation Building. New England Sculptors Association (NESA).
2009 NGO Casa de la Esperanza, Nicaragua. Program. Office for the Arts at Harvard University.
2008 21st Annual Art Auction at Cape Cod Museum of Art, MA.
2008 19th Annual Benefit Art Auction, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
2008 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Cultural Center, Lima. “Cuerpo/Objeto Materia Cerámica”.
2004-2007 The Tile Project, Sponsored by UNESCO, Boston, MA.
2007 North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, MA. New England Sculptors Association (NESA).
2006 Micromonumentals, Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA. New England Sculptors Association (NESA).
2006 Tri State Sculptors (Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina), Main Gallery of the Fine Arts Center at Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, Virginia.
2006 University of Massachusetts and New England Sculptors Association (UMASS_NESA), “Sculpture Exhibit”, Boston, MA.
2006 Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, New Hampshire. New England Sculptors Association (NESA).
2005 First Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Boston City Hall.
2004 13th Annual Mass Housing Latino American Heritage Celebration, Boston, MA.
2004 Artana Gallery, The Hague, Holland.
2004 Erlich Gallery, Marblehead, MA.
2003 14th Annual Benefit Art Auction – Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.
2002 “The Other Latinos”. David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS). Ethnic Studies Committee, Department of Romance Languages and Literature, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2002 Curry Student Center –Art Gallery, North Eastern University, Boston, MA.
2000 Harvard University Ceramic Program –Symposium, Cambridge, MA.
1998 Galería de Arte Praxis, Barranco, Lima.
1997 Galería de Arte Praxis, Barranco, Lima.
1995 Arts and More Gallery, Boston, MA.
1994 United States Embassy, Lima.
1993 World Clay Stomp ’93, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.
1993 Worlds at Risk: Vanishing Traditions,Cambridge Multicultural Art Center, Cambridge, MA
1993 Watson Gallery –Wheaton College, Norton, MA.
1992 Albertson-Peterson Gallery, Inc. Winter Park, Florida.
1992 22nd Annual Invitational Craft Exhibition. Concord Art Association, Concord, MA.
1990 “70 Years of Paint and Sculpture in Perú”. National Museum, Lima, Perú.
1990 Peruvian Cultural Week in Paris. Paris Seventh District Hall, Paris, France.
1990 “V Salón de Primavera”, Pardo Hotel, Lima, Perú.
1990 “Art 90”, Stella Maris Association, Lima, Perú.
1990 La Galeria, Peruvian-Jewish Association, Lima, Perú.
1990 “Art Night”, United States Embassy, Lima, Perú.
1989 La Galería, Peruvian-Jewish Association, Lima, Perú.
1989 “Urban Ceramics”, Galería 2vs, Lima Perú.
1988 La Galería, Peruvian-Jewish Association, Lima, Perú.
1988 “Art Night”, United States Embassy, Lima, Perú.
1988 Galería Sol, “Salón de Otoño”, Lima, Perú.
1988 Galería Sol, Tenth Anniversary, Lima, Perú.
1986 “Expresión Cerámica”, Lima Sheraton Hotel, Lima, Perú.
1983 “Latin American Ceramists”, Gualdo Sesto Florentino Gallery, Florence, Italy.