About the Artist
Bruce Gomez is a photographer from Taos, New Mexico. Born in Santa Fe and raised at Taos Pueblo (Indian name: Morning Walking), he is the son of the late Doris Damon Gomez (Bitter Water Clan) who was Dine, and the late Tommy Gomez who was full Taos Pueblo. Greatly influenced by his late father who was a sign-maker/artist, he sees photography as an extension of his first love of art as a child from seeing his dad painting and making hand-drawn signs.
Self-taught in photography (primarily landscapes), he relies much on intuition and feel. Having grown up in a traditional community, he only photographs what is allowable. His color photography have garnered numerous awards in the famed Santa Fe Indian Market (SWAIA) including “Best in Color Documentary Photography”, and “Best of Division and Classification”.
A former athlete, he trained with some the nation’s finest runners including Frank Shorter while at CU Boulder. A longtime teacher (Health, Native American Studies, and NM/World History) at Taos High School, his running teams have won numerous individual and state team championships. In 2016, he was inducted into the NM High School Track/Cross-Country Coaches Hall of Fame and in 2017 was a top 8 finalist for National High School Coach of the Year in Cross-Country. He continues to coach and promotes youth running through his company, Taos Marathon Racing LLC.
Artists and writers have always been drawn to Taos and the Southwest for the sheer wonder and awe of this beautiful place called home to many. There is a Dine word called “hozho” which means beauty, balance, harmony. It is the artist’s hope that his images will help the viewer to appreciate and take time to breathe, see and feel the vast beauty within and around us.
He resides in Taos with is wife Anne-Marie and 14 year old daughter Marielle.