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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 Bachelor of Architecture, California Polytechnic Pomona, Pomona, CA 
2016 - Architecture Department, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

Solo Exhibitions
2022 - Los Guardianes de la Baja II, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA view
2021 - Baja Silvestre, Cuarto Central, Montebello, CA. Featured artist
2021 - Los Guardianes de la Baja, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA view

Group Exhibitions
2022 - Materia II, Matiz Estudio, Tijuana, B.C. México.
2022 - La Loteria, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
2022 - Premio Nacional de la Cerámica XLV, Centro Cultural el Refugio, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, JAL, México
2022 - Middle Garden, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA view
2022 - California Love, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA view
2021 - Tiny Treasures, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA view
2021 - La Loteria, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA view
2021 - Materia, Matiz Estudio, Tijuana, B.C. México. with Laura Huerta, Alonso Delgadillo and Nica Velarde.

Awards
2022 - Premio Nacional de la Cerámica XLV, Finalist in Contemporary Ceramics, Centro Cultural el Refugio, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, JAL, México.

Events & Workshops
2022 - Holiday Market, Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (Art Fair) UPCOMING
2022 - Mezcaleros + Platito, Workshop at Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (workshop) 
2022 - CLAY LA, Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (Ceramic Fair)
2021 - CLAY LA, Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (Ceramic Fair)
2021 - Open Studios, Matiz Estudio, Tijuana, B.C. México. (Studio Tour)
 
Art Residencies 
2022 - Artist in residence at Mingei International Museum for San Diego Design Week 

Interviews and Features
2022 - Interview for Fireclay Tile view
2022 - Magazine Interview by Eide Sosa for El Conocedor (page 90 -93)  view
2022 - Interview by Helena Rojas for CoolHunterMX view
2021 - Interview and Studio Visit for Bixé view
2021 - Magazine interview with Mediterranews. Vol 6. November 2021. pages 39-41. view

Collaborations
2022 - Giveaway for Hispanic Heritage Month - for Fireclay Tile in collaboration with Lustre Estudio
2022 - Los Solecitos II. Collaboration with Lordag & Sondag. Ceramic sun faces hand woven with jipi japa fibers
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. 

Continued Education 
2022 - Casa Ceniza 
Photo from exhibtion Materia at Matiz Estudio, Tijuana, B.C. México.

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




perro y arena
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based in baja califorina, méxico