Patty Ortiz received BFA from University of Texas and MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Ortiz has exhibited her work throughout the United States and internationally including Mexico City, Chile, and Amsterdam. She received a “New Forms Regional Initiative Grant”, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts’ Inter Arts Program and a CoVision Project Grant from the Colorado Council on the Arts. Ortiz has received several public and private commissions including the City of Boulder, The Jeppeson Corporation in Frankfort Germany, and Denver International Airport. Since 2015 Ortiz has been an artist in residence presenting her WWKY series at SaltQuarters, Syracuse, NY, Art Produce, San Diego, CA, Terminal Gallery, San Antonio, TX, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, CO, and Luminaria Contemporary Art Festival, San Antonio, TX. She is presently an artist in residence at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA.