Adalberto Ortiz

Adalberto Ortiz

Latrobe, PA, United States

About Adalberto Ortiz

Adalberto Ortiz lives and works in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in New York City where he graduated from The City University of New York and New York University.

His current work falls into two areas, paintings of architectural subjects and abstract paintings.

Most of his architectural paintings are of lone, quiet, isolated structures. These paintings are about shapes and surface textures created by light and shadows. The buildings are often arranged in simple formal compositions. While representational, they are created as flat abstract shapes and imply depth and distance through line and color. Muted colors, with occasional bright vivid accents, give the paintings an impressionist feel. The artist has done graphic design and theatrical and commercial set design over the years, and you can see some of that influence in many of his works.

The artist’s abstract paintings are composed of hard edge, geometric, and textured elements. These angular contrasting shapes are arranged in bold dynamic compositions and often depict different styles in a single painting: smooth gradations, loose brush strokes, and realistic areas.They reference ideas and subjects that evoke unconscious emotions and themes that are not immediately obvious.

Collectors in New Zealand, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Canada, Switzerland, and the United States have purchased his paintings.

Email: adalortiz.art@gmail.com

Education

City University of New York, BA
New York University, MFA

Events

ONLINE MEDIA LINKS

The Jealous Curator, an art blog
Featured: http://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2015/01/08/adalberto-ortiz/

MoMa.co.uk, an online museum to showcase and discover art from UK and international artists.
Featured:
http://www.moma.co.uk/buy/adalberto-ortiz-paintings/

Slippery Edge, an art and creativity blog
Featured: http://www.slipperyedge.com/2016/08/01/adalberto-ortiz

The Boudica Files, art, design and lifestyle blog
Featured: http://theboudicafiles.com/2016/02/17/artmazing-artist-adalbert-ortiz/

The Gallivanting Girl, an art blog
Interview: http://ramblinggallivantinggirl.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/artist-interview-adalberto-ortiz.html

Exhibitions

SELECTED SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITS & AWARDS

2016
Greater Pittsburgh Artist Opportunity Grant

2016
SOLO SHOW, Exhibited 20 works, Sewickley Public Library, September 1-September 30, Pittsburgh, PA

2016
GROUP EXHIBIT, 42nd Westmoreland Art Nationals Juried Fine Art and
Photography Exhibition, Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, Latrobe, PA

2016
GROUP EXHIBIT, Mr. Fred Rogers Fine Arts Juried Regional Exhibition, Latrobe Art Center, Latrobe, PA

2016
GROUP EXHIBIT, 3rd Place Award, “Un Sueno Interrumpido,” (Disrupted Dream)
Greensburg Art Center Open Juried Exhibition, Rhythms, July 16-August 27, 2016, Rowe Art Gallery, Greensburg, PA

2016
GROUP EXHIBIT 29th Annual Northern National Art Competition, September 26-November 4, Nicolet Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI

2016-2017
GROUP EXHIBIT, PCA All-Guild Exhibition, “The New Collective 2016,” November 18, 2016 - February 26, 2017, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

2016
GROUP EXHIBIT, 51st Annual Exhibition at Harlan Gallery, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, October 7-November 3, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA

2016
GROUP EXHIBIT, Greater Latrobe Senior High School Art Gala and Show, Latrobe, PA

2015
GROUP EXHIBIT, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Panza Gallery, Pittsburgh PA

2015
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, “ Daydream,” 28th Annual Northern National Art
Competition, Nicolet Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI

2015
NED J. NAKLES AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE, “Paso Fatal, ” Mr. Fred Rogers Fine Arts Juried Exhibition, Latrobe Art Center, Latrobe, PA

2014
DONOR AWARD, “Industrial Abstract,” 27th Annual Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI

2013
GROUP EXHIBIT, 39th Westmoreland Art Nationals, Juried Fine Art and Photography Exhibition, Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, Latrobe, PA

2012
FIRST PLACE AWARD, “ United Grain,” Fall Open Show, Greensburg Art Center/Rowe Gallery, Greensburg, PA

2012
BEST OF SHOW, “LaJunta Morning,” Mr. Fred Rogers Fine Arts Juried Exhibition, Latrobe Art Center, Latrobe, PA

2012
SPECIAL MERIT BENEFACTOR AWARD, “Red House, Dawn,” 25th Annual Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI

2012
GROUP EXHIBIT, (sculpture: “Surrender”) The Westmoreland Museum of American Art 2012 Biennial, Greensburg, PA

2010
FIRST PLACE AWARD, PAINTING DIVISION, “ Ofrenza” (Offering) Westmoreland Art Nationals, Juried Fine Art and Photography Exhibition, at Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, Latrobe, PA