John Nieto

Artist Biography



John Nieto is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and exciting comtemporary artists in the United States. An innovative interpreter of his native southwest, Nieto's dramatic compostitions and bold use of color translate classic American themes into unmistakaly modern images that somehow escape the boundaries of time.

an artist of established international reputation, his work has been exhibited in Europe, Japan, Latin America, and Africa, in addition to his annual shows in Sante Fe, New York, and Palm Springs. In 1981 his work was exhibited at the Salon D'Automne/Grand Palais in Paris, France. His work is also featured in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

In 1994, Nieto received New Mexico's prestigious Governor's Award for achievement in the Arts.

John Nieto's roots run deep in New Mexico and his ancestral birthplace for over 300 years.