ASHLEY ORTIZ-DIAZ

www.ashleyortizdiaz.com 

Born 1991,  St. Petersburg, FL. Lives and works in Gainesville, FL.

EDUCATION

2019                Master of Fine Arts, University of Florida

2013                Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of South Florida

ONGOING PROJECT AND SOLO EXHIBITION

2019/2020

lo que se fue y lo que se dejó//what was and what was left

Community workshops and exhibitions at the following locations: 4most Gallery, Gainesville FL; Civic Media Center, Gainesville FL; Resilience Middle School, Gainesville FL, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa FL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

What Lies Beyond, Gallery 221@HCC, Tampa FL

In Exchange, The FATVillage Projects, Fort Lauderdale FL

Viscosity: Women of Print, Noise Gallery, Bloomington IN, Austin TX, Branchburg, NJ

2018

2018 Studio Art Graduate Invitational, 4MOST Gallery, Gainesville FL

Holding Pattern, Fritz Gallery, West Palm Beach FL

2018 Book Arts Showcase, 4MOST Gallery + Studio, Gainesville FL

BIG INK: Where Edges Meet, Libby Gallery, Gainesville FL

2017

Practical Magic, Dead Matter Press, Portland OR

Remarks: New Works on Paper, 4MOST Gallery + Studio, Gainesville FL

2017 Studio Art Graduate Invitational, 4MOST Gallery + Studio, Gainesville FL

Re-Generation, Cedar Key Arts Center, Cedar Key FL

Collective Reaction, Double Vision - Pop-Up Gallery, Gainesville FL

2016

Working Together, WARPhaus Gallery, Gainesville FL

2014

Herd of Cats, COI - Gulfport Arts Center, Gulfport FL
Unbound 2, The Venture Compound and Online Event, St. Petersburg FL
Bite, Scratch, Expose: New Printmaking, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg FL

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 2019 -current

Resident Artist, Curator - 4MOST Gallery + Studio, Gainesville FL

August 2019 -current

Adjunct Faculty - “Making+Meaning” at the University of Florida, Gainesville FL

June 2018-2019

Studio Manager, GRADhaus Graduate Studios, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

2017-2019

Co-Vice President, Fine Arts College Council, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

2019

Co-Organizer of the 2019 FACC Student Juried Show with Juror Gia Hamilton in University Gallery at the University of Florida, Gainesville FL

2018

Co-Organizer of the 2018 FACC Student Juried Show with Juror Heather Hart in University Gallery at the University of Florida, Gainesville FL

2016-2018

President, Alagarto Printmaker’s Guild, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

Spring 2017/

Fall 2018

Instructor of Record - “Figure/Ground in Printmaking” at the University of Florida, Gainesville FL

Fall 2017/ Spring 2018

Instructor of Record - “Color Theory in Printmaking” at the University of Florida, Gainesville FL

Feb-May 2016

Silk Painting Workshop Instructor, Uniquely Yours Boutique, St. Petersburg FL

Feb 2016

Relief Printmaking Workshop Instructor, Cross Bayou Elementary School, Pinellas Park FL

Fall 2015

Printmaking Teaching Assistant - Pinellas County Center for the Arts, Gibbs High School, St. Petersburg FL

Feb 2015

Intaglio Workshop Instructor - Pinellas County Center for the Arts, Gibbs High School, St. Petersburg FL

RESIDENCIES + AWARDS

2019

2019 Individual Artist Award for the City of Gainesville

August 2019 -current

Resident Artist - 4MOST Gallery + Studio, Gainesville FL

Oct 2018

MORTEM: Ayatana Research Residency attendee, Ottawa, Ontario

Feb 2015

Resident Artist in Printmaking - Pinellas County Center for the Arts, Gibbs High School, St. Petersburg FL