This week we welcome Natalie Jauregui Ortiz, a Mexican-American artist from the Bay Area, California, who now paints from her studio in East Williamsburg, New York City.
Jauregui Ortiz paints stories of friends and herself as she explores telling stories of underrepresented communities. Reflecting on her experiences as a mixed-generation Mexican-American raised in Northern California and living in NYC, Ortiz investigates themes of intimacy and belonging, isolation and otherness.
Her current work focuses on capturing specific moments, oscillating between tight lines with swift movement in glossy, paint-heavy pieces.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her exhibitions include New Art Dealers Alliance, New York; ABC No Rio at ChaShaMa Gallery, New York; Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, Connecticut; Ice Cream Social, Port Chester, New York; Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey; Southern Exposure, San Francisco; and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California. Her residencies include Arts, Letters and Numbers in Averill Park, New York, and the New York Academy of Art. She works closely with Art in Odd Places.
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