San Antonio, Texas
Born 1972 Houston, Texas. Lives and works in San Antonio, Texas.
Education University of Texas at San Antonio. Bachelors of Fine Arts, Concentration in Printmaking. 2000
"Go Spurs," he says. That's okay, he is also a 'BIG' Dallas Cowboys fan. Sunday's football is religion in the Cruz casa, and it is mandatory for the entire family to dress up in blue and root on the Dallas Cowboys. Cruz uses his art form to address issues related to his experiences growing up in the bi-cultural landscape of South Texas.Thoroughly grounded in the history of art, contemporary art practices, and social-political cultural movements Ortiz’s unique language fuses classical icons with symbols of contemporary pop culture. He engages the public with interactive works such as wheat paste murals, communal art events, guerrilla AM radio broadcasts, and ephemeral street sculptures.
El Johnny the Satellite The Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara, California 2017
Te Queiro A lot Mamacitas The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center curated by Patty Ortiz, San Antonio, Texas 2014
Hecho Farm University of Texas at Austin, Visual Arts Center curated by Kate Green, Austin, Texas 2012
El Corrido de el Super Taco Gone Bad The Louvre Curated by Victor Zamudio-Taylor Paris, France Septmeber 2004
Coyote Girl Steals the Raspa The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art Curated by Joan Davidow Dallas, Texas October 2003
Tacos for 99 Cents San Antonio Museum of Art Curated by George Neubert San Antonio, Texas December 2001