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photo by Dalí Nelio from our interview

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Perro y Arena is a creative studio based in Tijuana, Baja California, focused in creating both functional and decorative clay pieces. The project is inspired by the flora and fauna of the Californias and by the Mexican and Greek roots of artist Socrates Medina Ahearn. The textures and tones of the clay resemble the deserts of Baja and the animal figurines connect us to a spiritual and mythological world. One is able to play with coyotes and dance with hares while singing to the moon. Perro y Arena also collaborates with inspiring local creatives that share a similar passion and connection to our natural environment through photography, textiles and fragrances.



Perro y Arena es un estudio creativo con sede en Tijuana, Baja California, enfocado en crear piezas de arcilla tanto funcionales como decorativas. El proyecto está inspirado en la flora y fauna de las Californias y en las raíces mexicanas y griegas del artista Sócrates Medina Ahearn. Las texturas y tonos de la arcilla se asemejan a los desiertos de Baja y las figuras de animales nos conectan con un mundo espiritual y mitológico donde podemos jugar con coyotes y bailar con liebres mientras le cantamos a la luna. Perro y Arena también colabora con creativos locales que comparten una pasión similar y una conexión con nuestro entorno natural a través de la fotografía, textiles y fragancias.



contact info ︎
email:  perroyarena@gmail.com
insta: @perroyarena




Artist CV


Education
2013 - 2018 California Polytechnic Pomona, Pomona, CA 

Solo Exhibitions
2021 - Baja Silvestre, Cuarto Central, Montebello, CA. Featured artist for opening reception
2021 - Los Guardianes de la Baja, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Group Exhibitions
2022 - Middle Garden, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (upcoming)
2022 - California Love, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2021 - Tiny Treasures, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2021 - La Loteria, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2021 - Materia, Matiz Estudio, Tijuana, B.C. México. with Laura Huerta, Alonso Delgadillo and Nica Velarde.

Events
2022 - CLAY LA, Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2021 - CLAY LA, Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA 
2021 - Open Studios, Matiz Estudio, Tijuana, B.C. México.
 
Interviews and Features
2022 - Interview by Helena Rojas with Cool Hunter MX view
2021 - Interview and Studio Visit with Bixé https://www.bixe.mx/socrates-medina
2021 - Magazine interview with Mediterranews. Vol 6. November 2021. pages 39-41. view

Collaborations
2022 - Fauna Baja Tortilleros. Collaboration with Isa Guadalupe. Hand embroidered tortilla warmers and aprons.
2021 - Los Solecitos. Collaboration with Lordag & Sondag. Ceramic sun faces hand woven with jipi japa fibers 
2020 - Comedor Xochimilco, Collaboration with Matiz Estudio, Isa Guadalupe, Fragmento. A tortilla warmer, apron and a clay hotplate “comal” to raise funds for a community kitchen and dining hall in Xochimilco, México designed by Taller Unoauno. 

Photo from exhibtion Materia at Matiz Estudio, Tijuana, B.C. México.

Photo from exhibition Baja Silvestre at Cuarto Central, Montebello, CA.




perro y arena
copyright 2022
based in baja califorina, méxico