Virgil Ortiz

Virgil Ortiz is one of the most avant-garde artists of his time. Through his exploration with clay and various media–graphics, fashion, film and video–Virgil fuses historic events with sci-fi and fantasy, yielding imagery that is both provocative and futuristic. He exhibits in museum collections around the world. His work centers on preserving traditional Cochiti culture and art forms.

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    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Jun 6 - 17, 2022

Virgil Ortiz: The Future is History

Virgil Ortiz

Tuition $1,350
Code C0102-22

Historical events like the 1680 Pueblo Revolt may not immediately spring to mind when you think of science fiction, but blending age-old traditional methods with contemporary clay techniques traverses into the future. Using visual storytelling, students learn about the central cast of characters from Ortiz's screenplay Revolt 1680/2180 and how they shape the fantastical world he's creating with clay and multimedia art. Using a unique coil and scrape building process and carving methods, participants examine, explore and build a mid-sized scale bust. Students also create a personal rendition and interpretation of Virgil Ortiz's latest character to be revealed and exhibited at Vladem Contemporary Museum, Fall 2022.

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