received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY. He participated in the Bob Blackburn Printmakerís Workshop, NY; the Performance / Visual Artist, Josefina Báez, and the 3rd International Ay Ombe Theatre Retreat, Santiago, Chile. Ortiz, who uses his art as a way of communicating past, present and future creates his paintings through a process of layering using photography, printmaking, collage, and paint. His exhibitions include Latino History Month Exhibition, NY; Unbridled, Inspiration Fine Art, NY; Bronx Bound, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY; JUMP IT UP: Bronx Artist Spotlight, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; and Entitled, A.I.R. Gallery, NY; among many others. Ortizís public artwork commissioned by the MTA Arts for Transit program is installed at the 183rd Street train station of the #4 line in the Bronx.