Jose Trejo Maya

Mesoamerican Lore/Indigenous Visual Art

About the Artist

Jose Trejo Maya is a remnant of the Nahuatlacah oral tradition, a tonalpouhque Mexica, and a commoner from the lowlands (i.e. Mexico) from a time and place that no longer exists. His poetry has gained recognition and been published in various countries, including the UK, US, India, Spain, Australia, Argentina, Germany, and Venezuela. His work titled “Transparencies in Time: Cuahpohualli,” deeply entrenched in ethnopoetic language poetry, has been exhibited in different venues. He aims to further expand this work into a comprehensive 3D gallery exhibit, with three simultaneous exhibitions that extend into multiple dimensions and levels of perception.

Jose Trejo Maya was born in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, and spent his early years in the small rural pueblo of Tarimoró. His family immigrated to the United States in 1988. His sources of inspiration include figures such as Netzahualcoyotl, Humberto Ak’abal, Ray A. Young Bear, and James Welch.


Mesoamerican Lore/Indigenous Visual Art


Lectures / Lecture-demonstrations, Production

Other: Public art sculptures

Offerings Location

In-person services, Online/remote services


Baldwin Park