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Composition No. 105, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 16" X 20" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 107, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 16" X 20" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 104, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 16" X 20" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 103, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 16" X 20" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 106, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 16" X 20" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 108, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 16" X 20" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 101, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 16" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 100, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 16" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 98, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 16" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 102, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 16" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 99, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 16" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 96, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 16" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 97, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 16" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 90, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 12" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 94, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 12" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 91, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 12" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 92, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 12" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 88, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 12" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 87, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 12" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 89, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 12" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 95, 2019 Acrylic On Canvas 24" X 30"
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Composition No. 93, 2019 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 12" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 47, 2018 Acrylic, Gridded Paper On Panel 10" X 10" © Raúl Ortiz
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"Composition No. 80", 2018 Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 30" © Raúl Ortiz
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"Composition No. 82", 2018 Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 30" © Raúl Ortiz
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"Composition No. 84", 2019 Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 30" © Raúl Ortiz
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Installation shot from Exhibition at the Unitarian Church Evanston, January through March 2019
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Installation shot from Exhibition at the Unitarian Church Evanston, January through March 2019
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Installation shot from Exhibition at the Unitarian Church Evanston, January through March 2019
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Installation shot from Exhibition at the Unitarian Church Evanston, January through March 2019
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Installation shot from Exhibition at the Unitarian Church Evanston, January through March 2019
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Installation shot from Exhibition at the Unitarian Church Evanston, January through March 2019
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"Composition No. 83", 2018 Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 30" © Raúl Ortiz
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"Composition No. 79", 2018 Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 30" © Raúl Ortiz
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"Composition No. 81", 2018 Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 30" © Raúl Ortiz
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Installation shot from Moments in Time Exhibition at Studio Gallery OH!, November - December 2018
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Installation shot from Moments in Time Exhibition at Studio Gallery OH!, November - December 2018
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Installation shot from Moments in Time Exhibition at Studio Gallery OH!, November - December 2018
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Installation shot from Moments in Time Exhibition at Studio Gallery OH!, November - December 2018
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Composition No. 40, 2018 Acrylic, Gridded Paper On Panel 10" X 10" © Raúl Ortiz
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"Composition No. 86", 2018 Acrylic On Wood Panel 10" X 10" © Raúl Ortiz
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"Composition No. 85", 2019 Acrylic On Canvas 24" X 30" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 77, 2018 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 16" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 67, 2018 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 12" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 75, 2018 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 12" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 65, 2018, 2018 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 12" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 53, 2018 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 12" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 66, 2018 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 12" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 78, 2018 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 16" © Raúl Ortiz
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Installation shot from Paint & Process with Scott Mossman at the Cliff Dwellers, August -September 2018
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Installation shot from Paint & Process with Scott Mossman at the Cliff Dwellers, August -September 2018
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Installation shot from Paint & Process with Scott Mossman at the Cliff Dwellers, August -September 2018
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Installation shot from Paint & Process with Scott Mossman at the Cliff Dwellers, August -September 2018
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Installation shot from Paint & Process with Scott Mossman at the Cliff Dwellers, August -September 2018
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Composition No. 76, 2018 Acrylic On Canvas 24" X 30" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 36, 2018 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 16" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 74, 2018 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 16" © Raúl Ortiz
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"Composition No. 30", 2018 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 16" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 58, 2018 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 16" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 38, 2018 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 16" © Raúl Ortiz
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Composition No. 73, 2018 Acrylic On Linen 12" X 16" © Raúl Ortiz
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Ocampo, GTO, Mexico
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Schools
University of Illinois at Chicago
Tags
Raul Ortiz, Mexican Artist, chicago artist, Painter, color-field, floral, silhouettes, painting, landscape
Statement

Contact Info:  raulortiz.artist@gmail.com

@raulortiz.art

BIO

Ortiz was born in Ocampo, GTO, Mexico and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 5.  He received his BFA in Painting, Sculpture, and Printmaking from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001.  He has exhibited in venues such as the University Club of Chicago, the Evanston Art Center, National Museum of Mexican Art, the Old Town Art Center, the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, the Rockford Art Museum and the Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, Wisconsin.  He has also been an artist-in-residence at The Cliff Dwellers, Chicago in 2005.  Ortiz currently lives and works in Chicago.

EXHIBITIONS

2019

"Art of Water III," James May Gallery, Algoma, WI (May 3 - 31, 2019) 

in Nature - Raúl Ortiz,” One River School of Art+Design - Evanston, Evanston, IL (April 2 – 28, 2019)

GRID-locked on GRAND - Raúl Ortiz,” Ignition Project Space, Chicago, IL (April 5 – 27, 2019)

“34th Annual International Exhibition,” Meadows Gallery, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX (January 22 – March 8, 2019)

Compositions - Raúl Ortiz,” Unitarian Church of Evanston, Evanston, IL (January 19 – March 2019)

2018

“Moments in Time: Patrick DeJuilio, Raúl Ortiz and Andrea Salinas,” Studio Oh, Chicago, IL (November 15 – December 29, 2018)

“Patterns of Nature: llze Arajs, Shar Coulson, Helen Dannelly, David Kreminski, Raúl Ortiz and Peter Van Ael,” Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL (September 21 – November 2, 2018)

“Raul Ortiz: LANDscaped,” Lozano Branch, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL (September 4 – November 23, 2018)

“Paint & Process: Scott Mossman and Raúl Ortiz,” The Cliff Dwellers, Chicago, IL (August 1, 2018 – September 22, 2018)

"The Rockford Midwestern Biennial," Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL (June 8 - September 30, 2018)         

"Illinois at 200," Giertz Gallery, Parkland College, Champaign, IL (June 18 - August 9, 2018)

"JuxtaPositions," The Painting Center, New York, NY (June 19 - July 14, 2018)

"Overlap - Kristen Neveu, Douglas Gates, Raúl Ortiz and Curtis Anthony Bozif," The Saw Room, Evanston, IL (July 21 - September 1, 2018)

"Galex 52," Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL (March 2 - 31, 2018)

"Hidden Passages - An Abstract Exhibit,"  Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL (February 9 - March 2, 2018)

"14th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition,"  Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL (November 17, 2017 - February 10, 2018)

2017

"Raúl Ortiz," Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL (November 17 – December 20, 2017)

"Day of the Dead: Tilica y flaca es la calaca," National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicasgo, IL (September 22 - December 10, 2017)

“Raúl Ortiz: Ash Tree on Pink Sky,” Big Walls Gallery (E/F Corridor) and the Box Office Gallery, Center for Performing Arts/Visual Arts Gallery, Governors State University, University Park, IL (August 14 – December 6, 2017)

“Raúl Ortiz: Abstract Landscapes,” Chicago Public Library, Lincoln Belmont Branch, Chicago, IL (September 1 - November 14, 2017)

“Knew You But New to the Gallery-Brian Schutz, Mark Bowers, Raúl Ortiz, and Takeshi Takahara,” Judith Racht Gallery, Harbert, MI (July 2017)

“Different Paths: Raúl Ortiz and Scott Mossman,” The Art Center Highland Park, Highland Park, IL (July 8 – 28, 2017)

"Art at City Hall,” Highland Park City Hall, Highland Park, IL (June 1 – September 1, 2017)

2016  

“Landscapes Remixed: Recent Paintings,”  Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL (December 11 – January 6, 2017)  

“Big Small Works Show,” Elephant Room at C.C.'s Art Garage, Bridgeport, Chicago, IL (November 11 – January 7, 2017)

“Landscape Compositions,”  Harold Washington Library, Exhibition Space (8th Floor), Chicago, IL (August 26– October 28, 2016)

“Abstract Landscapes,”  Hispanic Heritage Exhibition at Chicago Public Library, Bezazian Branch, Chicago, IL (September 1– October 31, 2016)

“Paisajes,”  Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - UNAM, Chicago, IL (May 12 – June 10, 2016)

2015   

“Landscapes,” Old Town Triangle Art Center, Chicago, IL (December 5 – January 15, 2016)

“One Person Show,” University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (July 13 – September 14, 2015

“Hispanic Heritage Month, North Pulaski Branch, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL (September 15 - October 15, 2015)

“Hispanic Heritage Month, Des Plaines History Center, Des Plaines, IL (September 15 - September 30, 2015)

“Art in Motion,” Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

“Spring 30/30 Artists,” Visual Arts Gallery, Governors State University, University Park, IL

“Mossman/Ortiz Exhibition,” The Belmont Gallery, Chicago, IL

“One Person Show,” West Town Branch, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL

2014   

“2014 Benefit Exhibition,” Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

“Diverse Expressions,” The Human Thread Gallery, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

“Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibition,” West Town Branch, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL

2006-11 Gallery H, Three Oaks, MI

2010   “2010 Benefit Exhibition,” Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

2009   “2009 Benefit Exhibition,” Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

2007   “Artfutura 2007,” Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

“Just Good Art,” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2006   “Artist-in-Residence Exhibition,” The Cliff Dwellers, Chicago, IL

“Cliff Dwellers Art Expo Exhibition,” The Cliff Dwellers, Chicago, IL

2005-6  “Artist-in-Residence,” The Cliff Dwellers, Chicago, IL

2005   “2005 Benefit Exhibition,” Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

"Artfutura: Exhibition of American Art 2005," Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

2004   "2004 Spring Exhibition," Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL 

2002-3 “26th Annual Alice and Arthur Baer Art Competition," Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL (Nov. 22, 2002 - Jan. 17, 2003) 

“Just Good Art,” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

"2002 Spring Exhibition," Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL 

2001   “Small Prints,” Workshop Print Gallery, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL 

"Kaleidoscope – Raul Ortiz, Paintings," CIU Art Lounge, Chicago Illini Union, Chicago, IL 

“Face to Face,” Workshop Print Gallery, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL 

“Face to Face,” Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL 

“University Student Art Exhibition,” A. Montgomery Ward Gallery at the University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 

“24th Annual National Small Works Exhibition,” Harper College, Palatine, IL 

“Amalgamate,” B.F.A. Exhibition, GBU Gallery at the University of Illinois, Chicago 

2000   “Artists of the New Millennium 2000,” Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

“Summer Show,” Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL 

“23rd Annual National Small Works Exhibition,” Harper College, Palatine, IL 

“43rd Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition,” Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI

“Just Good Art,” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

1999   “43rd Annual National Print Exhibition,” Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ 

“5th Annual University Art Show,” Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN 

“42nd Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition,” Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI 

“14th Annual Greater Midwest International,” Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO 

“Print-Off,” GBU Gallery, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

1998   “3rd Occasional Survey of Abstract Art in Chicago,” Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL 

“65th Stateline Vicinity Exhibition,” Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL 

“Positive/Negative 13,” Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 

“Group Show,” Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 

1997   “Two Person Show,” University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

1995   “New Talent I,” Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL 

“Solo,” University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

1994   “One on One,” Language House Gallery, Chicago, IL 

“True Colors,” Language House Gallery, Chicago, IL 

1993   “Fit to Print,” Greenview Arts Center, Chicago, IL             

AWARDS
First Place Award in 2D work (painting), “Small Works”, Harper College, 2000 
Blanche Koffler Scholarship Award, University of Illinois, 1998/99 
University of Illinois Talent Tuition Waiver, 1998 

 

BACKGROUND
B.F.A. in Painting and Sculpture from the University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001 
Curator for the GBU Gallery, a student-run gallery at the University of Illinois, 1998-99

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