Honors, Exhibitions, Announcements, Press, and other great stuff.

Michelle Angela Ortiz street art
Thursday, May 25, 2017 to Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Public Art

Revolutionary: A Pop-Up Street Art Exhibition was a six-week exhibition of 13 contemporary Philly-based artists installed at 13 locations across Philadelphia’s Historic District – an area of the city that runs from the Delaware River to 7th Street and from Vine to Lombard Streets. 

Michelle Angela Ortiz Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Michelle Angela Ortiz received The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts #CitizenArtist National Fellowship.

Public Speaking

Michelle was a speaker at the 2017 Americans for the Arts National Annual Convention in San Francisco.


I am grateful to share the stories behind my work through theCommonspace podcast.

Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity Grant - Michelle Angela Ortiz

Michelle Angela Ortiz has been invited by Taller Puertorriqueño to create a solo exhibition in May, her first solo exhibition in six years.

Familias Separadas Project Michelle Angela Ortiz

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency Site

Michelle Angela Ortiz's project Familias Separadas project was chosen from 260 entries created in 2015 through the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program across the country and recognized at Americans for the Arts’ 2016 Annual Convention in Boston.

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and curator Pedro Alonzo have invited Michelle Ortiz to be a part of an exciting lineup of artists from around the world to engage with the people and communities of Philadelphia.

Michelle Angela Ortiz in Mexico City


Monday, March 23, 2015
Public Speaking

Michelle Angela Ortiz shared her work in the presence of murals created by Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco at the Museum of the Antiguo Colegio de San Idelfonso in Mexico City, Mexico.