JOSH TAFOYA

A textile artist born and raised in Taos, NM that works within the concepts of his heritage and furthering traditional craft. Influenced by Taos's multitude of arts, he perused a career in the arts getting his BFA in Fashion Design at Parsons New School of Design in New York. Where he currently works with Luxury fashion studios. His work focuses on the concepts of art on the body. Using his knowledge of textiles, constriction, and illustration to translate concepts of culture, heritage, and the ideas of modern tribalism.
This led him to reflect on his New Mexican home, and its rich textile history. Coming from a Ranching grandfather and a Weaving grandmother, brought him full circle bringing his knowledge in Fashion into traditional Spanish loom weaving.
Exploring old and new techniques into his weaving's and garment, each taking ideas from the other influencing the process. Keeping old traditions alive, and furthering a continuing conversation of his New Mexican heritage