Philadelphia, USA, 1978
"For more than ten years, I have used my art as a vehicle to represent
people and communities whose histories are often lost or unheard, to
recreate the spirit of those communities; to tell their stories using
richly crafted and emotive imagery; to claim and transform "blighted"
spaces into visual affirmation of a communities' stories; and to create
dialogue around some of the most profound issues communities and
individuals may face." Michelle Angela Ortiz
Michelle Angela Ortiz is a young and prolific artist and muralist based in the United States. She works principally in Philadelphia where she has completed numerous large scale mural projects for one of the historic muralim organizations, Mural Arts Program (founded in 1984). Michelle has painted over 30 large scale murals all over the world, from Mexico to Fiji, Costa Rica, Ecuador and now Spain. She also develops studio work through painting and printmaking, with numerous exhibitions and prizes. Michelle worked with IMVG through the US Embassy´s program: Cultural Envoys.