Marivi Ortiz is a professional photographer based in Chicago. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Through the use of photography, video, sound and storytelling, Marivi's work Investigates the desire for connection, identity construction, personal loss, and trauma survival. In 2016 she completed a residency with A Long Walk Home, Inc. (ALWH), a Chicago-based national non-profit that uses art to educate, inspire, and mobilize young people to end violence against girls and women.

Her work has been shown at numerous museums and galleries, including Collective Experiences, Chiang Mai Photo Festival, Awakening Foundations literary magazine, POKE Artists and Online Social Media at Foto Fest in Houston, 33 Contemporary Gallery, and Arc Gallery, Chicago. Other exhibitions include Extended Family for the School of Art Collaboration with Local High Schools at Night Gallery in Tempe, Arizona; and Family Matters at Northlight Gallery on the campus of Arizona State University.

Marivi is an active member of the Society for Photographic Education and was previously Co-Chair of the SPE Multicultural-Caucus. She continues to focus on coordinating exhibits and on organizing panels which promotes multicultural image makers and image making in regional, national, and international contexts.


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