Rochelle (Antonio) Lovato is a Native American contemporary artist enrolled in the Acoma Pueblo and is also of Cheyenne River Sioux descent. She was raised in New Mexico and has also lived in South Dakota. She currently resides with her family in Los Lunas, New Mexico.
I am using my education from the ITT Rechnical Institute to fulfill both my love and passion for technology and creativity. I graduated with a degree for networking computers, and it has helped open the doors to the graphic design world for me through understanding technology. My approach to art was shaped from childhood by my parent’s talents, from watching my dad on print press machines and my mother drawing my favorite cartoon characters, I have combined their talents into my own form of applied art.
The process of bringing my designs to life starts with a visual thought and then the design takes its first breath on paper. And as the design begins to develop it will be made with our ancestral inspiration, touches of elegance, innovation, love, and the heart of my family. The artistic design is then transferred
from inner vision to reality on fabric using a vinyl heat press technique.
“My influences come from years of the admiration of pottery and Indian art, and now I would like to share that blending of tradition and contemporary designs from our family in our own way. I work with my family and as we create our designs we always get input from our young daughter and implement her suggestions into all of our designs. This way we are teaching her to keep the art of our ancestors alive and passed on for another generation. “