Dionis Ortiz is an interdisciplinary artist working in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video and installation. I employ these mediums to create a coming of age story as a Dominican New Yorker, exploring masculinity, vulnerability, the supernatural, family, and religion, as well as how culture plays a role in my community and in my life.
In 2013, he was accepted into The Bronx Museum of the Arts’ Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program. That same year, he was also the recipient of the Studio Immersion Project fellowship from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. In 2011 he was commissioned by the Harlem River Park Fund to create an image that reflected the Central and East Harlem community. The image was then reproduced onto etched steel plaque. In 2009, he was commissioned to create a mural design for Heineken’s Mural Arts Program and assisted Metropolitan Transit Authority grant recipient Jose Ortiz in painting eleven panels on canvas. He also assisted lead muralist Eduardo A. Rabel in painting five concrete water pipes at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy in New Jersey.
In addition, he established Inspiration Fine Art, a fine art gallery where he curated various group exhibitions and showcased the works of emerging and established artists. He has received the Individual Artist grant from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance and the Harlem Community Arts Fund, Harlem Arts Alliance. He graduated in 2001 with a B.F.A from the State University of New York at Purchase College. He is currently attending Hunter College for his Masters in Fine Art.