Statement.

My landscapes are places where people live and work, although the people themselves aren’t seen. The quality of light becomes the central subject: human presence is suggested by parked cars, the flicker of television sets, or the glow from a bedroom leaking out to the quiet outside world. As an immigrant to the United States, I am intrigued by American suburban life as depicted in film, literature, and visual art. Through the images I create of American homes, buildings, and man-made environments, I seek to portray society and some of its contradictions. These scenes represent hopes and dreams, the threat of their failure, and alienation. I hope that my paintings set a stage that allows a drama to play out within the viewer.

Alberto Ortega

 

Bio

Alberto Ortega (Sevilla, 1976) earned his MFA in Sevilla, Spain, and works in Raleigh, North Carolina. He exhibits in Spain and the U.S. and has received grants and awards in both countries.

Mr. Ortega is represented by Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville, NC. Click here to visit the gallery website.

 

 

education

 

          2007    MFA, Painting concentration. University of Seville, Spain
          2005    BFA, Painting concentration. University of Seville, Spain
 

 

exhibitions

 

2017    New times three, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

2016    Regional Artists Project Grantees, United Arts Council, Raleigh, NC

2016    North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Betty McCain Gallery, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC

2016    Biennial Exhibition, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC

2015    58th National Juried Show, The Imperial Center for the Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount, NC

2015    SCOPE: The southern landscape, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

2014    Winter Show, Greenhill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC

2014    The Windows View, Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC

2013    Solo show The blue hour, Designbox, Raleigh, NC

2013    Lines of Communications, Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC

2013    Artist Favorites, Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC

2013    Art of the Contemporary Still Life, Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC

2012    Winter Show, Greenhill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC

2011    Hallway Exhibition, Artspace. Raleigh, NC

2010     Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

2009    6 Visions, Castle of San Marcos. Port of Santamaría, Cádiz, Spain

2008    Certamen Fundación Contsa. San Vicente Gallery, Seville, Spain

2008    RTVA Space, Isla de la Cartuja, Seville, Spain

2007    Sala Maravillas, Seville, Spain

2007    Museum of Alcalá, Guadaira, Spain

2007    The Postcard of Summer II, Galeria Signos del Mediodia, Seville, Spain.

2007    3 Visions, Anima Gallery. Seville, Spain

2007    XV Juried Painting Show, University of Seville, Spain

2006    Los temas en relación a la pintura, Gallery Association of Surveyors and Technical Architects, Seville, Spain

2006    Convergences, Félix Gómez Art Gallery, Seville, Spain

2006    Fall Show, Gallery Association of Surveyors and Technical Architects, Seville, Spain

2005    11x2 San Vicente 31 Art Gallery, Seville, Spain

2005    Juried Show, Gustavo Bacarisas painting price, Seville, Spain

2005    Juried Show, Ateneo de Sevilla, Seville, Spain

2005    Fall Show, Gallery Association of Surveyors and Technical Architects, Seville, Spain.

2005    Salon de Pintura de Otoño, Juried Show, Huelva, Spain

 

awards and honors

 

2015    Acquisition Award, 58th National Multi-media Juried Art Exhibition. The Imperial Center for the Arts, Rocky Mount, NC

2010    Acquisition Price XVII Villa de Rota Fundación Alcalde Zoilo Ruiz-Mateos, Cadiz, Spain

2006    Emerging Artist Grant, INICIARTE 06, Province of Andalusia, Spain

2006    International Prize in Painting Finalist. Alcalá de Guadaira, Seville, Spain

2005    Seville Cultural Center Painting Contest Finalist, Seville, Spain

2004    Talens Foundation Grant, Seville, Spain

2004    Work Selection, Forum Arte Sevilla Seville, Spain

 

workshops

 

2016    Transcending the Photo Reference, Alyssa Monks
2006    Three genres of painting, Juan Fernandez Lacomba

 

selected collections

 

     The Imperial Center for the Arts, Rocky Mount, NC

     Flad Architects, Raleigh, NC

     City of Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

     City of Isla Cristina, Spain

     City of Alcala of Guadaira, Spain

     City of Seville, Spain

     Gallery Association of Surveyors and Technical Architects of Seville, Spain

     University of Seville, Spain

 

publications

 

Greenville Winter Show (2014), Triad City Beat. Greenville, NC

INICIARTE Emerging Artists Acquisitions and Grants Catalog (2006), Art Council of Andalucia, Seville, Spain

6 Visions Exhibition Catalog (2009), Castle of San Marcos, Port of Santamaria. Cadiz, Spain

Landscape Painting International Juried Show Exhibition Catalog (2007), Alcala of Guadaira Museum, Seville, Spain