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Education:
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, Master of Fine Arts, May, 1995

Selected Exhibitions:
  • "Considering Joseph, Fathers after Feminism," Edge Gallery, Denver, CO, December 3-19
  •  "Horror, Terror & Death: (An)Other Artistic Tribute To Edgar Allan Poe," Proyecto Tinoco Y Palacios Gallery, Oaxaca, Oaxaca,  Mexico,  November 2010, group exhibit
  • "Creative Capital-Metro Denver Colorado Exhibition" Denver International Airport, Denver CO, November 5 – February 27, 2011
  • "Connections: Threads of Influence," Colorado State Capital Building, Denver, CO, November 1 – Feb. 28, 2011
  • "Snap to Grid," Los Angles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, November 11-December 4, group exhibit
  • "Paz y Salvo/ Free and Clear," Chicano Humanities and Arts Council, November 5- 20, group exhibit
  • "Raíces y Ramas/ Roots and Branches," Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO September 16 – November 14, group exhibit
  • Horror, Terror & Death: (An)Other Artistic Tribute To Edgar Allan Poe," La Goguette Bistro Mexico City, D.F., Mexico, October, group exhibit
  • "La mirada del otro (Identidades étnicas)," Universidad de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, September, group exhibit
  • "Mi Frontera es Su Frontera," Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO, One person exhibit, June 11 to                   September 5
  • "Serie XVII Debut,"  Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX, July 16 - August 29, 2010, Group exhibit
  • "Grafika a la Tex-Mex," Serie Project, Galeria Z in Bratislava, Slovakia, Group exhibit, May 14, 2010- June 13
  • "A Celebration of Hispanic Art" Arthur Roy Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art, Trinidad, CO, May 7– June 20
  • "DEATH | LA MUERTE," Galeria ESCOOL, Colonia Roma Norte, Mexico DF, March 1, 2010 – April 1
  • "DEATH| LA MUERTE," Don Apolonio Presenta, 2a Norte San Andres Cholula, Cholila, Puebla, Mexico, Januar
  • "Mixing it Up: Building a Chicano Identity." Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University, January
  • "Ecology," Sala de Escuela Superior de Arte el Paranimfo, Universidad of San Carlos, Guatemala City, Guatemala, November – December
  • "Death: Art from the United States" Tinoco y Palacios Gallery, Oaxaca, Mexico, October 31- November 30
  • "One in the Many" Chicano Humanities and Arts Council, Denver, Colorado, November 6-28, group exhibit
  • "25th Anniversary Exhibit" William Havu Gallery, Denver, Colorado, November 6 – January 2, 2010, one person exhibit
  • "Death: Art from the United States" Tinoco y Palacios Gallery, Oaxaca, Mexico, October 31- November 30, Invitational exhibit
  • "Arte Chicano/a: The Serie Project" Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, Colorado, October – November 13, Invitational exhibit
  • "Regis College Fine Arts Faculty," O’Sullivan Gallery, Denver, Colorado, October 27 – December 4, group exhibit
  • "American Print 2009: Influence Someone Politics in Print," Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado January 31 – March 22, 2009
  • "American Impression," William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ March 23 – April 24
  • "CONTRA LA GUERRA," Galería Tinoco y Palacios, Oaxaca, México, May 2 – April 2, 2009
  • "Hand-Pulled Prints XIV," Stone Metal Press Printmaking Center, San Antonio, TX May 1 – May 31
  • "From This Side: United States Artist on Immigration," Academia de San Carlos, Sala Uno, Mexico City – November 12-28
  • "Screened Expressions: A Serie Print Project’s Retrospective" Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, Texas, September 14 – November 29
  • "Focus: The Figure," Denver Art Museum, September 2008 – February 2010
  • "Centers and Borders" XYZ Gallery, Beijing, China, July – August, invitational exhibit
  • "Los Obreros de Tony Ortega: Community, Culture and Work" A Shenere Velt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, July – August, one person exhibit
  • "Patriotism: The Last Refuge," Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO, July – September, group exhibit
  • "This is How I See It: Politics and Art in America," Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO, July – September group exhibit
  • "Spokes," Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO, June – August, invitational exhibit
  • "The Serie Project, O’Sullivan Art Gallery, Regis University, Denver, CO, January – February, invitational exhibit
  • "Character Sketches" Loveland Museum Gallery, Loveland, CO, January – March, invitational exhibit
  • "American Impressions," National Juried print exhibit, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, February – March
  • "The Art of Printmaking," Republic Plaza, Denver, Colorado, August – November, invitational exhibit
  • "Centers and Borders: Artwork from the United States," The Gallery of the School of Fine Arts, Yinchaun, China and the Ningxia Exhibition Center, Yinchaun, China, September – October, invitational exhibit
  • "Crossing Borders/Border Crossing," Norlin Library, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, August – October, Invitational exhibit
  • "NEXUS," Salon de Arte, La Universidad de la Amazona, Tabatinga, Brazil, September – October, invitational exhibit
  • "Chicano Magic," Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO, September – November, invitational exhibit
  • "Snap to Grid: the Un-Juried show," Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, September 13 – October 4, group exhibit
  • "Antiwar exhibit," Galleria Uno & Galleria Blanca, Academia de San Carlos, Essuela Nacional, de Artes Plasticas, Mexico City, DF, Mexico, September 7 - September 29, invitational exhibit
  • "Art Harvest: Images of the Farm," Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO, August- September, invitational exhibit
  • "American Print," Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, July-September, group exhibit
  • "The Iowa Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Miniature Prints," Arts Iowa City Center & Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa, June – August, group exhibit
  • "NEXUS," Sala del Banco Nacional, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellin, Facultad de Arquitectura, Escuela de Artes, Leticia, Colombia, July 12 – August 12, invitational exhibit
  • "Lessedra Sixth World Art Print Annual," The National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria, June, group exhibit
  • "New Millennial Guernica: Antiwar Art," A Shenere Velt Gallery, Los Ángeles, CA, April- June, invitational exhibit
  • "Una Cultura, Tres Voces," William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO. Three person exhibit, April-June,
  • "¡Ay Mexico!," Works from the private collections of George Martinez, Frederick & Jan Mayer, Museo de Las Americas, Espiritu del Artista Galeria and Tony Ortega, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, CO, February-May, invitational exhibit
  • "NEXUS," Biblioteca Efe Gomez, Espacio del Homnbre, Universidad Nacional De Colombia, Sede Medellin, Medellin, Colombia, March 18 – April 14, invitational exhibit
  • "Axis: Reflexiones Chicanas," Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, Medellin, Colombia, July - Aug
  • "Serie Project No. 13," Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX, August- September 2006
  • "Aztec Adventures of Cholo, Vato and Pano" The Dog and Pony Show, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Arvada, CO, June-November
  • "Chain Reaction: Chicano/a and Latino/a Art in Colorado," Vida Ellison Gallery, Denver Public Central Library, June 12 to August 25
  • "Summer Group Show," William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO, June-July
  • "Deconstruction War," The International Center of Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Palestine, June-July
  • "New Millennial Guernica:" Art by Chicanos and Latinos, The International Center of Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Palestine, June- July
  • "Land, People and Identity," Sakakini Center Ramallah, Palestine, June
  • Lessedra Fifth World Art Print Annual, The National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria, June, group exhibit
  • "Cars, Trucks and Chicano Art," from the collections of the Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University, Tempe Public Library Lower Level Gallery, Tempe, AZ
  • "Never Leaving Aztlan," Museo de las Americas, Denver, CO, February-May
  • "American Impressions: Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition," William Patterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, March-April
  • "New Millennial Guernica Antiwar Art by Chicanos and Latinos," Chicano Humanities and Arts Council, Denver, CO, January
  • "Land, People and Identity," International Centre of Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Palestine, November
  • Triumph of Our Communities: Contemporary Mexican American Artists, Gammage Auditorium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, March-May
  • The Border in Visual Language, French Alianza, La Paz, Baja California, Mexico, March, group show
  • Perception of Christ/ Images of Faith, O’Sullivan Arts Center, Regis University, Denver, CO
  • January – February, Group exhibit


Selected Collections:

  • Boulder Community Hospital Foothills, Boulder, Colorado
  • Colorado Council on the Arts, Denver, Colorado
  • Centennial Campus of Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Center for the American West, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado
  • City and County of Denver, Colorado
  • Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, Denver, Colorado
  • Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
  • City of Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • City of Phoenix, Arizona
  • City of Seattle, Seattle, Washington
  • City of Westminster, Colorado
  • Denver Convention Center Hotel, Denver, Colorado
  • Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
  • Northern Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, CO
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
  • Western History Department of the Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
  • Student Union Building, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Museum Collections:

  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian & Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, California
  • Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, California
  • Mexican Fine Art Center Museum, Chicago, Illinois
  • Mexican Museum, San Francisco, California
  • Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico
  • Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
  • Museo Estudio Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Publications:

2007

  •  "Messages Loud and Clear," by Mary Voelz Chandler, Rocky Mountain News, Friday April 27, 07 Review
  • "Latin Jazz," by Michael Paglia, Westword, May 3-9, 07, review
  •  "Triumph of Our Communities: Four Decades of Mexican American Art electronic component" (CD-ROM, DVD and or Web site) augmenting the 2005 hardbound book publication of the same name and further celebrating Mexican American art and the community art organizations.
  • "Art Harvest, Images of the Farm," Loveland Museum/Gallery, catalog
  • "6th Lessedra World Art Print Annual mini print," catalog
  • "Centers and Borders: Artwork from the United States" catalog

2006

  • "Crossing Borders" Exhibiting Borders, Fourteen Annual, International Juried Exhibition
  • "5th Lessedra World Art Print Annual mini print," catalog
  • "Deconstruction War," catalog
  • "New Millennial Guernica Antiwar Art by Chicanos and Latinos," catalog
  • "La Alma de la Raza," Denver Public Schools, Volume 10, Issue 2 December 2005/January 2006 Brochure
  • "Chain Reaction, Chicano/a and Latino/a in Colorado" The Denver Public Central Library, June 2006 Brochure
  • "La Denuncia Hecha Arte" El Mundo, Palabra y Obra, Medellín, Colombia, August 11, 2006, article
  • "The Hyatt Regency Denver Art Collection," Brochure
  • "Border Dispute, Chicano and Post-Chicano art mix it up in an elegant offering at the Central Library," Westword, by Michael Paglia, August 3-9, review
  • "Dogs, Ponies have their Day" Rocky Mountain News, May Voelz Chandler, August 11, 2006, review
  •  "An Eye for Colors: Up Close with Tony Ortega" The Urban Spectrum, Jan McNutt, May 2006, article

2005

  • "Eighteenth Parkside National Small Print Exhibition Catalog," University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • "The Drawing Show," review in the Boulder Daily Camera, Friday January 28.
  • "Encuentros/Encounters," catalog
  • "Drawing on the past/ At home with printmaking," Denver Post, 7 Days Weekly entertainment guide, text and photo by Cyrus McCrimmons, page 2FF
  • "Women of the West Murals," Museum of the Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO November, informational pamphlet.
  • "The Business of Art," CORE Colorado’s Business Resource, page 18, by Charles Emmons, July-August
  • "4th Lessedra World Art Print Annual mini print," catalog
  • Who Am I Family Adventures of Cholo, Vato and Pano, Denver, CO, Children’s book
  • Third Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria, Catalog
  • A Twenty Year Anniversary 1984 - 2004, William Havu Gallery, Catalog
  • Colorado Modern Ignited by the Sun an interview with Tony Ortega, article, May
  • Chicano Art for Our Millennium, Bilingual Press, Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University, Book
  • Art News, Reaching New Heights, City Focus/Denver, article by Kyle Macmillan, January
  • Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art, Bilingual Press, Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University
  • New Art of the West 8, catalog, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
  • Art in Public Places, Colorado Council on the Arts, 1977-l998, Catalog
  • Crisis, Catalog
  • View from Denver, Catalog, by the Denver Art Museum
  • Leading the West: One Hundred Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, by Donald Hagerty, Northland Publishing, 1997

Awards and Commissions:
  • Mural Commission, Gilpin Elementary school, Denver, CO, October 2007
  • Best Silkscreen, American Print exhibit, Foothills Art Center, August 2007
  • Mural Commission, Broomwell Elementary school, Denver, CO May 2007
  • Best of Show, Crossing Borders, International Juried Exhibition, Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX, 2006
  • Mural Commission, La Mariposa Clinic, Denver Health, January and March 2006
  • Mural Commission, Clinica Campesina, Westminster CO, July 2006
  • Mural Commission, Idelia High school, Idelia, Colorado, January March 2005
  • Mural Commission, Foster Elementary school, Arvada, CO June 2005
  • Purchase Award, American Impressions National Juried Printmaking Exhibit, William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ, February 2004
  • Mural Commission, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, September, 2002
  • Public Commission: Sandstone Ranch Park, entrée arch baseball fields, Longmont, CO 2002
  • Artist in Residence at Rocky Mountain National Park, July-August
  • Public Commission: North Side Park, City and County of Denver, 2000 - 2002
  • Women of the West LODO mural Commissioned by Women of the West Museum, 2000
  • 1999 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts
  • 1998 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts
  • Director’s Grant, Colorado Council on the Arts, 1998
  • 1998 Artist Fellowship, Colorado Council on the Arts
  • Colorado 100 Certificate of Recognition, awarded for Contribution and Lasting Impact on the Arts in Colorado 
  • Celebration of the Denver Art Museum Centennial; Awarded by Historic Denver, Inc. and the Denver Post, 1993