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2018 Smelser Vallion Visiting Artist
Mauricio Cortes Ortega
Mauricio Cortes Ortega was born in 1990 in northern Mexico and moved to the United States in 1999. He received his B.F.A. from The Cooper Union in 2012 and his M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art in 2016. His work has been exhibited at Mulherin New York; Silk Road Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut; Infinity Room, Los Angeles; and Greenhall Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. In 2015, a collaborative work with Laura Genes was exhibited as part of the 2015 Biennal de las Fronteras in Tamaulipas, Mexico. Mauricio Cortes currently lives and works in New York City.