Maite Ortiz (* 1982, born in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina) studied cultural science and politics and in the Public University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (Diploma, 2007), then she studied art at the Buenos Aires Academy of Fine Arts IUNA.
Since 2010 she works as a freelance Illustrator and printmaker. Her work has been used for a wide range of projects including editorial, publishing, apparel and stationery.
Since 2016 she lives in Hamburg in the Künstlerhaus Vorwerkstift, where she has her studio and collaborate with the event and exhibition program of Galerie 21 in self-organization of the artist community.
Her personal work is figurative and narrative and her illustrations are characterised by flat colours, as well as the simplifications of forms. However she used to combine this language with detailed surfaces to create unique and quirky illustrations.
Her projects are often based on narrative representations in which she explores different ways to express a concept or an idea by using traditional painting techniques mixing watercolours and ink.
References are based on female narratives which transits trough sensuality, politics and poetics.