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MFA University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

      MFA, Art Scholarship, National Hispanic Scholarship

BFA University of Texas, Austin, TX

      BFA, Art Scholarship



2020  LMP PDA, Lane Meyer Projects, Denver, CO

2019  Public Secret Society of Conceptual Migrants, Wentworth University, Boston, MA

2019  Emmanuel College, Art Gallery Boston, MA

2018   WWKY:I Exist, Luminaria 2018, San Antonio, TX

2018   WWKY:I Am Here, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

2017  Pillow Talk, Terminal 136, UTSA, San Antonio, TX

2016  Looking Back, Arvada Center for the Arts, Denver, CO

2016 Work Won’t Kill You, Art Produce Gallery, San Diego, CA

2016  Work Won’t Kill You: Forensic, SALTQuarters, Syracuse, NY

2015  Work Won’t Kill You, South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX

2001  Saints, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Charlotte, NC

2001  “Finding Translations” Emmanuel Gallery, University of Colorado, Denver, Denver, CO

2000  “Crisis, Dreams and the Aesthetic Imagination” Tri-exhibition: US, Mexican and Chilean Artists, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Valdivia, Chile

1999  “Boating” Patty Ortiz, Zip 37 Gallery, Denver, CO

1998  “1598,1848,1898” Museo de las Americas, Denver, CO

1998  “Patty Ortiz” Zip 37 Gallery, Denver, CO

1997  “Burns Park” 1/1 Gallery, Denver, CO

1997  “Crisis” San Luis Arts Center, San Luis, CO

1997  “A Woman’s Vision” Artes de Pueblo, Denver, CO

1996  “Reencuentros/Reencounters” Metro Center for the Visual Arts and Washington University, Tacoma, WA

1996  “Burning out Fires” Zip37, Denver, CO

1995  Alumni Exhibition, UTSA, San Antonio, TX

1994  Images in the Age of AIDS, Casa del Lago in Chapultepec Park,

Mexico DF/Troppen Museum, Amsterdam

1994  El Grito de las Independencia, Denver Civic Center, Denver CO

1994  Ortiz, Hatfield Gallery, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO

1994  Visionarias Chicanas, Sangre de Christo, Pueblo, CO

1994  Ta Naohixik Airshow La Raza Galleria Posada, Sacramento, CA

1993  Saints and Angels” Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

1993  Public Artists, Colorado Gallery for the Arts, Denver, CO

1993  Public Art for the 21st Century, Metro Center for the Visual Arts, Denver, CO

1993  Images in the Age of AIDS, Galeria Otra Vez, Los Angeles, CA, Stables Gallery, Taos, NM

1993  Contemporary Chicano Art of Colorado, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO

1993  Housescapes, Brigite Schluger Gallery, Denver CO

1992  Ta Naohixik Airshow, Boulder Center For the Visual Arts, Boulder, CO

1992  Ortiz, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO

1992  Retablos, Metro Center for the Visual Arts, Denver, CO

1992  Images in the Age of AIDS, University of Colorado Gallery, Boulder, CO

1992  Of Two Worlds, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

1992  Alliance for Contemporary Art Auction Exhibition, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

1992  Chairs, Chairs, Chairs, Metro Center for the Visual Arts, Denver, CO

1991  Arts Alive in America, Museum W/O Walls International, Bemis Pt, NY

1991  Under the Southwestern Sky, Sangre de Christo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO

1991  26th Annual, San Bernardino County Museum, CA

1991  Spirit of Home, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

1990  Body Adornment, Colorado Artist Craftsmen, Denver, CO

1990  Colorado in Three Dimensions, Photo Mirage Gallery, Denver, CO

1989  Arts for the Heart, Gallery 44, Boulder, CO

1989  Ortiz, Spark Gallery, Denver, CO

1988  80211, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

1988  Alternative Arts Alliance Traveling Arts Exhibition, Denver, CO

1988  Drawing ’88, Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, CO

1987  Mayors Office, Denver Colorado

1986  Patty Ortiz, Carson Sapiro Gallery, Denver, CO

1986  Patty Ortiz, Atwell Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO

1986  Patty Ortiz, Arvada Center for the Arts, CO

1985  Colorado 3D, Arvada Center for the Arts, CO

1985  Colorado Women who Create Art, Foothills Arts Center

1984  Mystery and Light, Horizons Gallery, Fort Collins, CO

1984  Denver Art Works, City & County Building, Denver, CO

1984  Women and Art, Center for Idea Art, Denver, CO

1984  Sculpture and Installation, Grant Street Arts Center, Denver, CO

1983  Ortiz/Thomas, Spark Gallery, Denver, CO

1983  Ortiz, Auraria Gallery, Denver, CO

1983  Ortiz, Packard Gallery, Denver, CO

1981  Four Installations, Schwayder Gallery, University of Denver, Denver, CO

1980  Arts ’80 Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, CO

1979  13th Annual National Drawing and Sculpture Show, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Purchase Award



Jeppeson Corporation, Frankfort, Germany

Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO

Robbins Federal Credit Union, Warren Robins, GA

Jeppeson Corporation, Denver, CO

Dora Moore Elementary, Denver, CO

Denver International Airport, Denver, CO

Public Art Collection, City and County of Denver, CO

Great Western Life Insurance, Denver, CO

City of Munich, Germany

State of Colorado State Administration building

American Airlines

Taco Bell Corporation, LA, CA

Kaiser Permenante, Denver, CO

McDonalds Corporation, LA, CA

Mountain Bell, Denver, CO

Bill Walter Co. Denver, CO

Siteman Organization, Saint Louis MS

Central Bank, Denver, CO

Main Bank, San Antonio, TX

AMOCO Collection, Denver, CO

ARCO Collection, Denver, CO

The University of Texas Health Science Center, TX

New Mexico State University, Print Collection, Albuquerque, NM

David Adams Private Collection, NM

Numerous private collections



2019        Artist In Residence, Emmanuel College, Boston MA

2016        Consultant under Gail Goldman Associates, Austin Airport Master Plan

2016        Artist In Residence, Art Produce, San Diego, CA

2016        Artist in Residence, Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY

2016        Artist In Residence, SALTQuarters, Syracuse, NY

2015        Curator, Flatlander, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

2009-14     Executive Director/Chief Curator, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX  

2005-08     Executive Director/Curator, Museo de las Américas, Denver, CO

1999-04     Director of Exhibitions and Programs, Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver, Denver, CO

1989-99    Program Director, Colorado Council on the Arts, AIE Director

1985-87     Colorado Federation for the Arts, Manager



2011        NALAC National Conversations Convening: Latino Arts & Cultural Organizations, Chicago Cultural Center, Panelist

2011        Margaret A. Cargill (MAC) Foundation, Advisory Panelist

2010        American Association of Museums, Panelist

2010        American Association of Museums, Museums & Community Collaborations Abroad Colloquium Presenter

2008        AAM Conference, Panelist

2007-8      Livingston Fellow, One of five Colorado Leaders in 2007 selected by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation

2006        Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders-Arts Fellowship from the Stanford Graduate School of Business 

1995-01   National Endowment for the Arts, Washington D.C., Panelist

                       Arts Learning Grant Review Panel Member (2001)

                       State Partnership Grant Review Panel Member (1998)

                       Education and Access Grant Panel Member (1997)

                       ArtsPlus Grant Panel Member (1995)

1999-09     WESTAF/National Endowment for the Arts, Panelist

                      Multiculturalism Symposium- Panelist (2004)

                      Millennium Project Selection Panel (1999)

1998-03   Review Panelist for State Arts Councils

                    Arizona Arts Commission: Public Art Panel (2008),  Artist Fellowship Selection Panel (2003)

                    Illinois Arts Council (1998): Artist Fellowship Selection Panel

                    South Carolina Arts Commission (1997): Artist Fellowship Selection Panel Chairman

                    Colorado Council on the Arts (1983 – 1995): Individual Artist Program, Arts In Public Places Program, Artists in Residence Program

                    Denver Commission on Culture and Film (1989, 2003, 2007): Art in Public Places Program



2004          University of Denver Extension Program

1994           Visiting Artist, Univ. of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, CO

1989‑90     Clayton Summer Institute for the Arts, Denver, CO

1987‑88     University of Colorado, Denver ‑ drawing, painting

1979‑88     Metro State College ‑ design, drawing

1978‑79     San Antonio Arts Institute, Texas ‑ drawing, printmaking

1978‑79     The University of Texas, San Antonio ‑ drawing



2011-15     American Association of Museums, Board Member

2010           SA2020 Mayor Steering Committee: Committee formed to assist San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro in his ten year visioning process

2009-15     Public Art San Antonio, Board Member

2007/08     Colorado Non-Profit Association, Board Member

2005-06     Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnership, Board Member

2005-06     Friends of Denver School of the Arts Board Member

1999           Fiesta Colorado, Board Member

1996           Chicano Humanities Arts Council, Board Member/Treasurer

1984‑87     Commissioner for the Arts, Selected by Mayor Pena to serve on the Mayor's Arts Commission, Chairman for the Public Art Committee



1992        Commissioned by Denver Mayor Wellington Webb to create one Experimental Aviation artwork as gift to Mayor of Munich, Germany.  

1991        Recipient of the "New Forms Regional Initiative Grant", funded by the National Endowment for the Arts' Inter‑Arts Program, The Rockefeller Foundation

1987        "Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts" Art Commission of Artwork



2015        Rx, Catalogue essay, Jesse Amado, Ruiz Healy Gallery

2014        Fine Line, Catalogue essay, Rudolfo Choperena

2010        San Antonio Current, “Between Past and Present” by Sarah Fisch

2009        Westword, “Patty Ortiz leaves the Museo de las Americas” By Michael Paglia, Jan 29 2009

2007        Denver Woman, ”Taking art out of the studio into the streets “ by Louis Feinstein

2001        Art In America, Colorado Update, Janet Koplos

1992        New Arts Examiner, "Updating Chicano Art" by Shifra M. Goldman, October 1992

1992        Christian Science Monitor, "At Play: Head, Heart, Color " by M. S. Mason, March 1992

1987        Connections Quarterly, National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies Publication, "Notes on a Community Residency" by Ortiz 1/87,Vol 6

1987        Colorado Lawyers For The Arts Poster Award

1985,86     Colorado Review, literature review, cover artist



2015        Flatlander, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder CO

2014        Flatland, Museo Guadalupe, San Antonio, TX

2014        Alternate Currents, Museo Guadalupe, San Antonio, TX

2013        La Carpa, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX

2012        This River Here, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX

2011        By Permit Only, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

2011        TRANSactions, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

2010        Fantastic Fuerzas, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

2009        Fine Line, Museo de las Americas

2009        Inside/ Outside/ North & South, Museo de las Americas

2008        Space Invaders, Museo de las Americas

2007        Con Confection, Museo de las Americas

2007        Altar Girls, Museo de las Americas

2006        Mapping Nativity, Museo de las Americas

2006        Heaven and Earth, Museo de las Americas

2006        Never Leaving Aztlan, Museo de las Americas

2006        Planet Colombia, Museo de las Americas

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