Mauricio Cortes Ortega
Mauricio Cortes is an artist and teacher. Born in northern Mexico, Cortes moved to the United States in the 1990’s. Mauricio is interested in re-contextualizing materials and imagery from stateside nationalism and Mexican folklore in order to explore the complexity of identity. He was a guest speaker at Contemporary Crossroads II Yale Alumni Conference (2017), Mauricio is a include Lost in the World at Mulherin New York & Broad Stripes and Bright Stars at Ely Center (2017). Mauricio Cortes currently lives and works in New York City. Mauricio received his B.F.A. from The Cooper Union and his M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art in 2016. He took part of a new initiative called Juncture; a collaboration between the Yale Law School and the School of Art. Cortes was recipient of the Schell Center for international Human Rights Travel fellowship Yale Law School (2015). Foundation Artist Community Grant NYC (2017), the Jóvenes Creadores Mexican recipient of the Rema Hort Mann National Council for Culture and Arts painting fellowship (2013), the Menschel Travel Fellowship Award and the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Painting Fellowship (both 2011). Recent group exhibitions include Lost in the World at Mulherin New York & Broad Stripes and Bright Stars at Ely Center (2017). Mauricio Cortes currently lives and works in New York City.