ART AS ACTIVISM

ART AS ACTIVISM

If you Google “the first revolution in America,” you’ll get more than five million results for the American Revolution, the one in which Anglo colonists sought independence from the British Crown.

REVOLT CHARGERS

REVOLT CHARGERS

BEHIND VIRGIL ORTIZ’S FANTASTICAL VISION △ The visionary image-maker and storyteller unleashes his latest collection. The Revolt Chargers embodies Ortiz’s passion for creating new characters, shapes, textures, and carvings, provoking a new chapter in his 1680/2180...

VO LITHOGRAPHS

VO LITHOGRAPHS

In January 2020, Virgil Ortiz spent a week at Tamarind Institute, a leading lithography studio where he created the three prints as part of his Revolt 1680/2180 series. In the storyline, time-travelers move between the historic Pueblo Revolt of 1680 when the Pueblos...

GFxVO: Playing with Fire Collection

GFxVO: Playing with Fire Collection

Playing with Fire captures moments of action, emotion, and intensity. Through a deep-seated connection to the dynamic conformation of clay, the collaboration is not just a physical connection of working on the same piece, it is also conceptual in nature. Pueblo Revolt...

ASxVO Atmospheric Collection

ASxVO Atmospheric Collection

Far off the beaten path, nestled next to the Verde River in Clarkdale, Arizona, sits the legendary Reitz Ranch Center for Ceramic Arts. The former studio and home of American master Don Reitz, boast hundreds of his works on display in the open air and his collection...

Afro & Indigenous Futurism Come Together at the Met

Afro & Indigenous Futurism Come Together at the Met

Nona Hendryx performs at the Met; costume and set design by Virgil Ortiz.  Photo by Paula Lobo.A parade of people in elaborate, exaggerated dress and masks obscuring their faces parade into a sacred temple many millennia old, united by an incantation about aiming to...

Inside Indigenous Futurisms

Inside Indigenous Futurisms

For the last two decades, I have been developing a screenplay titled Revolt 1680/2180. It is not just a story of persecution and revolt, but also a story of resilience—one that seems to be more critical than ever in today’s political and cultural climate.  With every...

TABOO II

TABOO II

In 2017, Virgil Ortiz conceptualized his first show of Taboo.  It was a unique opportunity for him to engage the unacceptable or forbidden through his work in clay.  The success of the show reflected not only his creativity but spoke to people in a way that allowed...

Welcome to the Revolution

Welcome to the Revolution

Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz’s time-traveling pottery is bringing crowds into museums — and Native history into the mainstream. Virgil Ortiz isn’t afraid to confront or shock. The Cochiti Pueblo artist regularly tackles difficult, even taboo, subjects with his pottery....

The Future is History

The Future is History

Visualize a figure covered entirely in a metallic sheen, sporting black patent leather combat boots, and a chrome morion helmet, like some portentous apocalyptic avatar, fends off invisible enemies with a large sword. It’s a modern-day depiction of the 1680 Pueblo...

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