Gabriela Ortiz

Gabriela Ortiz is a Mexican artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her artwork shows the influence of the bright colors and textures of her Latin American roots. Her paint application is full of movement, fast and bold strokes, typical of the way of life in fast-paced Mexico City. The subjects of her paintings are a mixture of nostalgia for her home country, the novelty of new places, and her present experiences. Having recently left her corporate job to pursue her passion for art, Gabriela’s recent paintings represent resilience, boldness, and motivation to follow your dreams. Her hope is to share her experience as a Mexican immigrant in pursuit of the American dream through her artwork and contribute to the diversity of our city.

A bull charges through water, abstracted in the color blue against a golden background. Brush strokes to convey the bull are full of motion, quickly stroked across the canvas.