- Oil on panel
- 14" x 11"
"Codigo, meaning code, references my own relationship to language. My father was a translator and linguist, and I grew up in a family who spoke many languages. I grew up speaking Spanish but have struggled to keep fluent. I feel like I’m in a cycle of always losing and relearning my family’s native tongue."
- Anna Ortiz
Anna Ortiz is a Mexican-American painter living in Brooklyn. Growing up in Worcester Massachusetts, Ortiz spent much of her childhood visiting her family in Guadalajara Mexico. There she studied painting with her grandfather Alfonso who was a professional portrait painter. Her love for painting and travel led her to study in Paris at the Ecole du Louvre while in her undergraduate studies at Tufts and the Museum School. Ortiz continued her education at Tyler, receiving her MFA in painting in Philadelphia and Rome. Ortiz moved to New York in 2006 and has never stopped traveling. She has exhibited at Proto Gomez, Selenas Mountain, Front Room Gallery and My Pet Ram.