Dionis Ortiz

Dionis Ortiz is a multimedia artist, community art producer, and educator who works in printmaking, collage, and sculpture. Drawing from his experiences as a child born and raised in Harlem of Dominican descent, he creates geometric, process-based works from ill-regarded and found materials to celebrate the people of the African diaspora.

He was a participant in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, received a Rema Hort Mann Artist Community Engagement Grant. In 2021 he was a recipient of the City Artist Corps Grant from New York Foundation for the Arts, Artist in Residence at Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling and his mural design was selected by PubliColor for an elementary school in East Harlem.

He received his B.F.A from SUNY Purchase College and his M.F.A from CUNY Hunter College.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Drawing
  • Installation art
  • Interdisciplinary art
  • Painting
  • Public art

Classes (Selected)

  • ART 2501: Contemporary Art Practice Through Drawing

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • City Artist Corps Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY (2021)
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling Artist-in-Residence Program, New York, NY (2021)
  • Children's Museum Of Manhattan Residency, New York, NY (2020)
  • Rema Mann Hort Artist Community Engagement Grant, New York, NY (2019)
  • Create Change Fellowship, The Laundromat Project, New York, NY (2018)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • Charles White: Influences, (Group Exhibition) at Rockland Center For The Arts, West Nyack, NY (2022)
  • Estamos Bien, La Trienal, El Museo Del Barrio, New York, NY (2021)
  • Heaven And Earth, Solo exhibition at Empty Set, Bronx, NY (2020)
  • Inception, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2019)
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