Raíces y ramas explores the Chicano experience in U.S. culture, highlighting the role of place and landscape in connecting community. Inspired by his journeys across languages, cultures and ideologies, Ortega’s work combines expressionist colors with urban and rural environments of the U.S.
About the Artist
Ortega holds an MFA in drawing and painting from the University of Colorado and is currently a professor at Regis University. He is the recipient of the Colorado Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts and the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. His artwork can be found in the collections of museums including the Denver Art Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum, and his works have been exhibited throughout the U.S., Latin America and other parts of the world.
This exhibition is organized in collaboration with William Havu Gallery, Denver.