Patty Ortiz received her BFA from University of Texas and MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Ortiz has exhibited her work throughout the United States and internationally including Mexico City, Chile, and Amsterdam. She received a "New Forms Regional Initiative Grant", funded by the National Endowment for the Arts' Inter‑Arts Program and a CoVision Project Grant from the Colorado Council on the Arts. Ortiz has received several public and private commissions including the City of Boulder, The Jeppeson Corporation in Frankfort Germany, and Denver International Airport. Since 2015 Ortiz has presented her Work Won’t Kill You series at SaltQuarters, Syracuse, NY, Art Produce, San Diego, CA, Terminal Gallery, San Antonio, TX, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, CO, Luminaria Contemporary Art Festival, San Antonio, TX and at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. In 2020 during the pandemic she was invited to participate in the Citizenship Parade, a socially distant event presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver and in the fall of 2021 she will be in residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute in Santa Fe, NM.