Mauricio Cortes Ortega is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in NYC. He investigates the relationships between power and splendor through loose archiving, collaging, printing, and painting.
Mauricio received his BFA from The Cooper Union and MFA from Yale University. Mauricio has held numerous fellowships and artist residencies; most recently, he was a fellow of the 39th cycle of the Artist in the Marketplace program (AIM) at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and a recipient of the Schell Center for International Human Rights Travel fellowship, Yale Law School. Recent exhibitions include Letters of a Compass at The Clemente, and the Bronx Calling: Fifth AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum.
Mauricio has been a guest critic at the Cooper Union and Hunter College. He is currently the Chair of the Visual Art Department at the Berkeley Carroll School in BK, NY.
(Photo courtesy of the artist)