BIO

Walter Torres is a stone sculptor from the Pueblo of Acoma, one of the first of his people to use stone as an artistic medium. In high school taking classes in silk screening, clay and painting and his experimentation with graffiti art had him expressing his native views. He attended college at the University of New Mexico, taking electronic publishing, art history and drawing. In 2008 he met a stone sculptor by the name of Adrian Wall from Jemez Pueblo who helped him find his hidden talents in stone. He furthered his studies at the Poeh Arts Center in Pojoaque and now works as a professional sculptor. Walter has received in 2010 the first Jan Musial Fellowship from the Wheelwright Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  In April (2011) - March (2012), Walter had been exhibited as one of the featured artists at the Haaku Museum’s Contemporary art exhibit. Currently featured under the exhibit "Dyunni" Walter was asked to create and opening piece for the 2013-14 exhibit. Walter is a renowned artist accepted into museum markets including the Eiteljorg Museum, Sharlott Hall Museum, Pueblo Grande Museum, and the Cherokee Art Market. His work may be found at the Chimney Butte Gallery in Old Town, Albuquerque, NM, Haaku Museum and Cultural Museum, Acoma, NM, Isleta's Private collection and many Private collections across the US.