Born in 1967 in Mexico City, Ortega is the leading Mexican artist of the generation that emerged in the wake of the influence of Gabriel Orozco and Francis Alÿs. Ortega studied with Orozco in the informal studio class established in the older artist’s atelier in the late 1980s. There, he absorbed the acute attention to form associated with Orozco’s sculpture and photography, subsequently refining his own visual and conceptual vocabulary that emerged through his focus on the points of intersection between architecture, sculpture, and spatial analysis.
Ortega’s work can be found in myriad of public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad, and has been seen in numerous exhibitions worldwide. He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Mexico City.
R.H. Quaytman is a painter living and work in New York City. She was born in 1961. Her B.A. in Painting was received from Bard College. Subsequent to that she attended the Post-Graduate program in painting at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, Ireland. In 1989 she was invited to the Institut Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques, Paris, France, where she studied with Daniel Buren and Pontus Hulton. She was also a recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship in 1992. She was a founding member and the Director of a cooperative gallery in Manhattan’s Lower East Side called Orchard. Her work is represented by Miguel Abreu Gallery and Vilma Gold Gallery in London. She is currently on the faculty of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.
Recent group exhibitions include Painting Now and Forever Part II, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; The Man Whose Shoes Squeaked, Richard Telles, Los Angeles; Crossing the Line, Queens Museum of Art, Queens; Lódz Biennial, Poland; Denial is a River, at the Sculpture Center, Queens; and From One O to the Other at Orchard, New York. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Miguel Abreu Gallery in Manhattan and Vilma Gold Gallery in London. Her book Allegorical Decoys was recently published by MER Press.
Brian S. Ellis is a founding member of the Whitehaus Family Arkestra and an original tenant of the Treehaus in Hyde Square. His hour-long sets of mind-grinding poetry at the Whitehaus hootenannies have become stuff of legend. Everything he touches becomes stuff of legend. He has the smooth hands of a master storyteller.
Kate Lee is the centipede that hides under your favorite rock. She comes out sometimes to help you with your schoolwork or play pretend whatever you’re up to, but only if you write her very nice complimentary notes. Rumor has it her first album, “WHATEVER WHATEVER, ” stretched radio waves so far into space that scientists later picked it up as an unknown “intergalactic roar.” She tried to let them in on the joke but they wouldn’t believe her. She hopes to grow up someday and raise a family on Saturn.
Estrojam is a non-profit celebration thrown to show-off the artistic gifts of women. The festival will feature panels of women professionals and exhibit the performances, words, movements, visions, and pictures of creative females around the world.
Estrojam 2004 is currently taking submissions in the following areas:
Film & Video
Please follow these submissions guidelines:
Your entry postmarked APRIL 1, 2004.
Artist bio, contact information and specific technical needs for your work