Published December 18, 2022
Somewhere Between Reality and Imagination: Anna Ortiz's Studio Spotlight
Anna Ortiz is a Mexican-American painter living in Brooklyn, NY. 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.
We met with Anna in her Greenpoint, Brooklyn studio to learn more about her practice, influences, and surrealist landscape paintings.
The more I built out this landscape, the more I felt like this is about a journey and I'm inviting the viewer to come through it with me.