Virgil Ortiz

“Art is in my blood, ” says Virgil Ortiz, a Native of Cochiti Pueblo in New Mexico. Hailing from a family of renowned potters, Ortiz’s exquisite clay works are exhibited worldwide from the s’Hergotenbosh Museum in The Netherlands to Fondation Cartier in Paris. Ortiz uses contemporary art to blend historic events with science fiction. He is also known for his creation of apparel, jewelry and interior décor inspired and based on traditional Cochiti designs.