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Tania Gonzalez Ortega

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Birthplace
Mexico City

Birth year
1974

Lives in
Carlton, WA

Works in
Carlton, WA

Website

Schools
University of Barcelona, 1995, painting studies
UCLA (University of California Los Angeles), 1997, BF in Art

Tags
figurative, abstract, photography, modern, realism, pop, mixed-media

Statement

Greetings,

I am happy to be a part of this site.  I currently live in the rural Methow Valley and spend my time painting and farming.  I work primarily in acrylic, but have also worked in oils.  My work covers a variety of styles, whose common thread is the playful use of color.  Most of my work is inspried by nature, organic forms, light, fancy, and color.  I LOVE to paint.  It is a joy for me.  A blank canvas for me is an invitation for play and discovery  My work aims to invoke inspiration, upliftment, and wonder in the viewer.

Below is my resume:

Tania Gonzalez-Ortega

PO Box 101

Carlton, WA 98814


Phone 509-997-7337

Websites: www.artbytego.blogspot.com

www.lovetobefelt.etsy.com


Shows

1997 UCLA Undergraduate Art Exhibition –curated by Joshua Dechter of Art Forum Magazine

1998 NuArt National Exhibition – Boston, MA

2000 Gocaia Art Gallery “Mish, Mosh, and More”- Tucson, AZ

2000 Metroform Gallery “Flesh Pills” – Tucson, AZ

2001 Tucson Pima Art Council “Benefit Art Show for the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan” – Tucson, AZ

2001 Metroform Gallery “Annual Group Photography Show” – Tucson, AZ

2003 Oasis Café “Tucson Arts Brigade Annual Benefit” – Tucson, AZ

2003 Epic Café “Tucson Arts Brigade Group Show” – Tucson, AZ

2010 TEGO Premier at The Studio in Twisp, WA

2011 "Lacuna" group show at the Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA

 

Awards received

1992 California Arts Scholar

1995 Nominee for the Levinson Foundation Art Scholarship

1995 Recipient of the  Robert Lee Adams Art Scholarship

1997 Recipient of the Shirley Carter Art Scholarship

1998 Best of Show in Painting at the NuArt National Gallery Show in Boston, MA

 

 

Education

1993-1997                               University of California at Los Angeles

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Graduated Valedictorian of UCLA’s School of Fine Arts and Architecture

National Dean’s Honor List

1995-1996 studied painting and architecture at the University of Barcelona in Spain

2001 – 2004          Waldorf Teacher Development Association   Ann Arbor, MI

 

 

 

Work experience

 

 

Tucson Arts Brigade                                     Tucson, AZ

Art Teacher, and Mural Artist

I teach art classes and design art curriculum for ages 5-18

 

2000-present                       Tucson Museum of Art                             Tucson, AZ

Art Teacher

Teach art classes to 5 – 7 years olds for their summer art program

In the past I have substitute taught in South San Francisco, taught 5th and 6th grade at the Elmwood School in Berkeley, CA, and also was the lead aftercare teacher for the Tucson Waldorf School.

 

Community activities

1995 UCLA’s Westwind Journal for the Arts – assistant editor and marketing manager

1995 CALPIRG Volunteer

1995 Women in Support of Each Other Volunteer

2000 Tucson Arts Brigade Volunteer

 

Artist Statement:  Currently my work reflects experimenting with layering and color and composition to create an expression  of inner elevated states of being, whether those are wonder, joy, delight, contemplation, meditation.  Most of my work delves into forms found in nature.  I am directly inspired by my natural surroundings on a daily basis which informs my work.  My aim is to bring the viewer into wonder, elevation of heart, to leave them feeling refreshed and renewed.  I like to think that my work gives people a moment to feel reconnected to the wonder of life and lifted above the mundane.

Recent Exhibits

Tania Gonzalez Ortega participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2011 Lacunae
Confluence Gallery
 
Dec, 2010 TEGO premier
The Studio
 
Exhibited at these venues
Tania Gonzalez Ortega has Exhibited at these venues:

Confluence Gallery The Studio
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