Jaime Arredondo's interests include painting and Mesoamerican art, Culture, and religion. He has taught at NYU, the Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and The New School. Arrendondo is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ford Foundation Fellowship, the Mid-Atlantic Foundation Fellowship, and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. In addition, he has had many solo and group shows in galleries and museums throughout the United States. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas he is the son of a primarily Native American father of Mexican heritage, and a Tejana mother. He has traveled extensively throughout Mexico and Central America studying the ruins and Cultures of that region. At Gallatin, he teaches a course entitled of Fire and Blood: Art-Making and Mythology of Mexico. Arredondo received his B.A. in Art from the University of Dallas and his M.F.A. in Painting from Yale University.