Alfred Ortega

Alfred Ortega

    Contact Information

    alfredortega@me.com

    Phone: (215) 843-0733

    http://www.alfredortega.com

    Gallery

    www.saatchiart.com/alfredortega

    Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

    Paintings

    Archived Works

    Sculpture

    Artist's Biography

    Born in Philadelphia, Alfred Ortega studied painting and sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Ortega’s work is currently represented by the Atlantic Gallery, Nantucket and Millésimé Philadelphia. Ortega has exhibited at the Woodmere Museum and Twenty-two Gallery in Philadelphia. The artist’s work is represented in the permanent collection of the Pennsylvania State Museum and in private collections.

    Noted for his bold use of color, Ortega’s paintings and oil prints emanate primal energy. His prominent, large canvases reveal a dynamic world populated with vibrant forms and figures barely contained within their frames. A master monoprint maker, Ortega’s vivid oil prints of figures, landscapes, and portraits are animated by an unabashed freedom of form and color and a daring love of life.

    Artist's Statement

    The painted works begin with mixing buckets of color, blacks and whites.
    Tools of application include brushes, broad knives and sheets of plastic to
    use the monotype process.

    Monotypes are created by the same process except the inks are applied to
    acrylic glass, then pressing rag paper and the glass together by hand.

    The work reaches resolution after composition and discovery.

    The sculpture is built on a metal armature wrapped in fabric dipped in plaster.
    The process and tools used are the same.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2020
    Atlantic Gallery, Nantucket, MA

    Ligne Roset Gallery, New York, NY

    Millésimé Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Sofitel Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

    2016 - 2019
    Atlantic Gallery, Nantucket, MA

    Ligne Roset Gallery, New York, NY

    Millésimé Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2013 - 2015
    Atlantic Gallery, Nantucket, MA

    Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2011 - 2012
    Atlantic Gallery, Nantucket, MA

    Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Ligne Roset Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Knapp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2010
    Galeria Paspartu, Barcelona, Spain

    Ligne Roset Gallery, Miami, FL

    2007 - 2008
    Twenty-Two Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Group
    2010
    Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    2001
    Millersville University, Millersville, PA

    1998
    Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA

    1997
    Susquehanna Museum, Susquehanna, PA

    1992
    Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    1984
    Gallery D Este, New York, NY

    1983-1984
    Pennsylvania Academy Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    Collections

    Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA

    Education

    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    Certificate
    Awarded Franklin Watkins Grant

    West Chester University, West Chester PA
    Philosophy

    Independent Museum Study
    Musee du Louvre, Paris, France
    Musee d Orsay, Paris, France
    Musee Mailol, Paris, France
    Rijks Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
    Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
    Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain
    Tate Gallery, London, England