the Governor's Arts Award Winners

Julía M. Barello

Las Cruces

2022 Recipient, Visual Artist

Julía M. Barello (Las Cruces) a nationally and internationally recognized visual artist, as well as past Academic Department Head and Regents Professor at New Mexico State University (NMSU) where she oversaw the design of Devasthali Hall, the new home of NMSU's Department of Art and University Art Museum.

Julía Barello served as Academic Department Head and Regents Professor of Art in the New Mexico State University Department for the last 11 years and oversaw the design and move into the Devasthali Hall She recently retired but remains a practicing artist. She creates multi-layered, large-scale wall installations, which are made of recycled medical imaging film translated into intricately cut, semi-transparent shapes. Barello's work has been exhibited internationally at the Kaohsiung Museum in Taiwan, Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany, Castello Sforzesco in Milan, Italy, and others, as well as in numerous national venues. Her work has also been collected by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and is on permanent display at institutions including Boston Children's Hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, and BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. in California.