The Sea Series and other paintings by Renzo Ortega
Renzo Ortega, is a Peruvian-American artist. He began his artistic career in his native Lima-Perú. Later he Lived and worked in New York for sixteen years. He received a BFA in painting from La Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes del Perú (1999), studied at the Art Students League of New York (2000-04) and has his MFA in painting from Hunter College (2014). His artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows in U.S.A., Perú, Austria and Chile. He participated at the S-Files Biennial (El Museo del Barrio, NY 2007) and Queens International Biennial (Queens Museum of Art 2006). In 2013, as a Kossak Travel Grant recipient, Ortega traveled to Berlin to study German Expressionism. His recent curatorial projects are “Stamp manifest” at Gowanus Print Lab, “Deep Breath” exhibition at Local Project, “InQbate” Sound Artist Residency at the Queens Museum of Art and the series of artist talks “The Impossible Project” at Reverse Art Space. In 2015, Ortega produced a body of screen-printing work at Gowanus Print lab in Brooklyn. This work was exhibited at his recent solo exhibition in Lima, Peru at Galería Fundación Euroidiomas. In 2016 Renzo Ortega received the Queens Council on the Arts New Work Award and also traveled to Honduras as a part of the U.S. Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Envoy Program. His upcoming exhibition will be in January 2017 in the The Flushing Town Hall Gallery in Queens, New York. In the fall of 2016 he relocated to Carrboro, North Carolina.
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