Alfred Ortega

Contact Information

alfredortega@me.com

Phone: (215) 843-0733

http://www.alfredortega.com

www.saatchiart.com/alfredortega

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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