Dave Ortega

DAVE ORTEGA
daveortegadraws@gmail.com


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Dave Ortega makes zines and graphic novels that aim to bring attention to unknown Latinx experiences and history. In 2016, he was invited to create an interactive educational comics project in collaboration with the Art Lab at the Institute of Contemporary Art/ Boston. His comics have been featured at the Toronto Comic Arts Fair, Comic Arts Brooklyn, New York Art Book Fair, Boston Art Book Fair, Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, Latino Comics Expo and more. He also works as Media Programming Coordinator and Production Assistant at Somerville Media Center.

Comics
Dias de Consuelo V (2018, self-published)
Dias de Consuelo IV
(2017, self-published)
Dias de Consuelo III
(2016, self-published)
Dias de Consuelo II
(2016, self-published)
Here, Knightly
(2016, Institute of Contemporary Art/ Boston)
Dias de Consuelo I (2015, self-published)

Zines
Zacatecas 1913 Issue 2 (2018, self-published)
Zacatecas 1913 Issue 1
(2016, self published)
Poor Mexico
(2016, Bien Vestido Press)
De Las Casas
(2015, self-published)
WEMK Trilogy with Elaine Bay (2015, self-published)
Dichos with Raul Gonzalez (2014, self-published)
Battle of Juarez 1911 (2014, self-published)
Hacienda (2013, self-published)
School of the Americas (2013, self-published)
De Narvaez (2013, self-published)
Insurrectos (2012, self-published)
Abuela y Los Dead Mexicans (2011, self-published)
Winter Was Hard (2010, self-published)

Anthologies
Irene #5 (2014, Hic and Hoc Productions)
Subcultures: A Comics Anthology (2014, Ninth Art Press)
Inbound #5 (2010, Boston Comics Roundtable)

Magazines
Chapter 5 (2015, Headmaster #5)

Awards
2013 Winner, Comics Composition Contest, Curated by Frank Santoro
2012 Notable Comic, Best American Comics 2012 (Houghton-Mifflin)
2012 Art Fellowship Finalist, Drawing, Massachusetts Cultural Council

Professional Service
2019 Visiting Artist, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2018 Moderator for discussion with 2018 muralists selected by the Somerville Arts Council to paint 3 new murals throughout the city
2017 Review Member for Individual Artists Grants: Somerville Arts Council/ Massachusetts Cultural Council, Somerville, MA
2016 Latino Comics Expo Panelist
2015 Visiting Faculty, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2014 Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (RIPExpo) Panelist
2014 Panel Review Member for Individual Artists Grants: Somerville Arts Council/ Massachusetts Cultural Council, Somerville, MA
2013 Visiting Artist/Guest Speaker: Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
2013 Visiting Artist/Guest Speaker: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2008 Panel Review Member for Individual Artists Grants: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Providence, RI