ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lou McCall is from New Mexico and
knows it well. She grew up in
Farmington, NM, and has lived in
Albuquerque, Silver City, Santa Fe,
Las Cruces, Gallup, and the village
of Monticello. In 2016 she moved
with her partner, Peter to the Sangre
de Cristo Mountains, near Taos.
Lou attended the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago where she
studied print making and animation.
She received her Bachelor of Fine
Arts Degree and did graduate work
in animation and filmmaking. She
earned a Master of Arts in Teaching
Secondary Multicultural Education
from Western New Mexico University,
taught drawing at WNMU and
teaches yoga and meditation.
A lifelong artist, writer and moving imagist, she is devoted to supporting creativity
in all its forms. Lou directed the award-winning Media l0l program, teaching
video production, media and communications to at-risk youth in Gallup, NM.
Lou’s art and films have been shown in various venues, collections, festivals and
publications throughout the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Japan. Lou is an
environmental and social activist and founding member of Southwest Energy
Alliance and the post-industrial thinktank, PixelCircus. Lou is a published writer,
columnist and editor and her ebook, Meditation for Everyone is available
through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Lou’s NeoMimbreno images have been in circulation in the form of notecards
and prints for several decades. Over a millennium ago, the Mimbres Indians of
Southwestern New Mexico left a legacy of pictorial pottery that were cartoon
depictions of their daily lives. Where the Mimbrenos painted wolves on their
black and white pottery, Lou substitutes chihuahuas with sweaters. Bicycles, VW
Bugs and ’57 Chevy trucks are Lou’s 21st Century update to the work of the
Mimbreno. Lou’s NeoMimbreno notecards are shown in numerous southwestern
museums and gift shops. Lou continues to expand her design line and is currently
working on a new collection of NeoMimbreno images.
Lou lives a relaxed, rural lifestyle with Peter and enjoys writing, community, kids,
grandkids, organic food, reading, yoga, sci-fi and Vajrayana Buddhism.
firstname.lastname@example.org, HC 81 Box 7018, Questa, NM 87556 or 575.586.2058.