Aydinaneth Ortiz

EDUCATION

2018 Master of Fine Arts Degree, Photography and Media – California Institute of the Arts

​2014 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Art – University of California Los Angeles

Minor in Visual and Performing Arts Education
2010 Associate of Arts Degree, Photography – Cerritos College

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Hogar, D301 Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2017

Why don’t you listen?, Lime Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2016

I ain’t gonna sit and let this world go by, Avenue 50 Studio’s Satellite Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Rattlesnake Bells in the Desert, The Box, Los Angeles, CA
View Camera Show, Lime & Mint Galleries, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Unframed Unstretched, Semperdepot EG Nord, Vienna, Austria
SoCal MFA, Millard Sheets Arts Center, Pomona, CA, Juried by Howard N. Fox
Latin Festival, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2017

MFA Group Show, Main Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Chicana Photographers LA, Weingart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Ni de aquí, ni de allá, Casa Quinqué, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Las Chingonas, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA
leftovers, FAR Bazaar 2017, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
Post Truth and Deconstruction, FAR Bazaar 2017, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA

2016

Lucky You!, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
Recuerdos: Self Help Graphics & Art 43rd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Exhibition, Self Help Graphics & Art, Los Angeles, CA
Poderosas Para Siempre: A Celebration of Women Past & Present , Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
MOLAA at Twenty: 1996 – 20016. Works from the permanent collection, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
MOLAA at Twenty Gala Art Auction, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
Art of All Ages 6: Benefit Art Auction, Howl Event Space, Long Beach, CA

2015

LFestival: Feria Cultural LatinoAmericana. OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA
Quien Toca? Day of the Dead Prints, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles​, CA
R.S.V.P. Los Angeles: The Project Series at Pomona, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
Art of All Ages 5: Benefit Art Auction, Long Beach Convention Center Theater Terrace, Long Beach, CA

2014

Sunshine and DUI’s, Johnny’s Saloon, Huntington Beach, CA
Pulling Teeth, UCLA Undergraduate Senior Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
That Which Remains, Three Person Graduate Exhibition with Lizette Olivas and Anabel De Santiago, UCLA Undergraduate Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
UCLA Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Juried by Connie Butler, Chief Curator at the Hammer Museum
Art of All Ages 4: Benefit Art Auction, Duncan Anderson Design Gallery, Long Beach, CA

 

2013

Loading Zone, UCLA Undergraduate Senior Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art of All Ages 3: Benefit Art Auction, Duncan Anderson Design Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2012

UCLA Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Juried by Kimberli Meyer, Director at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2017

Helen Levitt Scholarship, Valencia, CA
California Institute of the Arts Scholarship, Valencia CA

2016

California Institute of the Arts Scholarship, Valencia CA

2011

Scholarship Recognition Award, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Scholarship for Outstanding Women Students, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
Excellent Photography Student Award, Annual Student Art Exhibition, Cerritos College Norwalk, CA

 

RESIDENCIES | FELLOWSHIPS

2017

Arts in a Changing America Fellowship, Valencia, CA

​2016

TAP/LA Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA

2014

Residency at Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO

 

PUBLICATIONS

2018

Rattlesnake Bells in the Desert, Exhibition catalog

2017

Chicana Photographers L.A. debuts in Weingart gallery, The Occidental Weekly, October 2017

2016

I ain’t gonna sit and let this world go by, LA Art News, May 2016, Section B
Photographer Seeks Healing, Brooklyn & Boyle, May 2016
Interview with Aydinaneth Ortiz, TAP/LA Blog

2015

Howe, Kathleen Stewart. “The Intimacy of Loss: Aydinaneth Ortiz.” R.S.V.P. Los Angeles. Exhibition catalog
R.S.V.P. Los Angeles: The Project Series at Pomona. Exhibition catalog

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015

Howe, Kathleen Stewart. “The Intimacy of Loss: Aydinaneth Ortiz.” R.S.V.P. Los Angeles. Exhibition catalog.
R.S.V.P. Los Angeles: The Project Series at Pomona. Exhibition catalog.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

artworxLA (formally The HeArt Project) – Los Angeles, CA                                September 2018 – Present
Workshop Coordinator

  • Co-facilitate five classroom workshops per week
  • Support Teaching Artists through classroom management and advisement on the art-making process
  • Manage supply budget, process reimbursement requests, and maintain storage at school sites
  • Maintain a roster of artworxLA student attendance and administer artworxLA evaluation tools

 

CalArts Community Arts Partnership – Los Angeles, CA                                     October 2016 – August 2018
Lead Instructor

  • Created technical and interdisciplinary lessons
  • Lead and assisted workshops
  • Promoted to Lead Instructor for 2017-18 academic year
  • Students assessments and evaluations
  • Mentor students and help with applications & enrollment
  • Setup and cleanup classroom

California Institute of the Arts – Valencia, CA                                                           September 2017 – May 2018
Teaching Assistant

  • Assisted faculty with classroom instruction and lead discussions
  • Arranged meetings and recorded attendance
  • Organized class field-trips and transit
  • Mentor students and recorded classroom notes

UCLA Community School – Los Angeles, CA                                                                 April 2012 – June 2012
Student Instructor                             

  • Lead art instructor to 4th and 5th Grade classes
  • Created an eight-week lesson plan introducing students to printmaking and photography techniques that explored the usage of emotion and identity in German Expressionism through the creation of self-portraiture via relief prints
  • Instructed students in the creation of camera-less photographic prints with light sensitive paper that manifested in abstract landscapes and visual narratives

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Arts in a Changing America – Valencia, CA                                                                   September 2017 – May 2018
Media Production Fellow

  • Researched artists, speakers and relevant current events
  • Event documentation: photography and video
  • Attending and organizing planning meeting logistics
  • Campus event planning and production

 

Museum of Latin American Art – Long Beach, CA                                                                      January 2016 – July 2016
Curatorial Intern

  • Provided upcoming exhibition support to the chief curator and other museum staff
  • Researched and obtained artist information and biographies
  • Assisted with exhibition preparation
  • Installed and removed vinyl wall text
  • Packed, shipped and handles artwork
  • Attended meetings and recorded minutes
  • Performed other integral exhibition-related duties as assigned

 

Megan Geckler Studio – Los Angeles, CA
Artist Assistant – Production and creation of large-scale art installations

  • Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery – Los Angeles, CA                                          May 2016
  • TED Active 2012- Palm Springs, CA                                                                         February 2012
  • Pasadena Museum of California Art – Pasadena, CA                                            July 2010

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA