BIO/ EXHIBITION HISTORY

                                                              ANGEL ORTIZ (LA2 / LAROC

LA2 / LAROC (1966) IS THE TAG TAKEN BY ANGEL ORTIZ A YOUNG GRAFFITI EXTRAORDINAIRE FROM THE
LOWER EAST SIDE OF NEW YORK CITY.  HIS TAGS CAN BE FOUND ALL AROUND THE CITY AND ALWAYS USED IN HIS ARTS.

IN HIS EARLY TEENS, ORTIZ WAS BEFRIENDED BY THE UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED ARTIST KEITH HARING, AND THEY COLLABORATED ON NUMBERS OF WORKS IN THE EARLY 1980s.  OF THE INCREASINGLY POPULAR NYC GRAFFITI ARTISTS, HARING FELT THAT ORTIZ DISPLAYED THE MOST IMPRESSIVE AND PROMISING OF TAG "WRITING" INTERPRETING HIS THICK INTERMINGLING CONTOURS AS COMPLETELY ORIGINAL HOMAGE TO ANCIENT EASTERN CALLIGRAPHY.

AFTER HARING DIED, LA2 CONTINUED EXHIBITING HIS WORK IN NEW YORK GALLERIES AND AROUND THE WORLD AND COLLABORATING WITH SUCH ACCOMPLISHED ARTIST AS ANDY WARHOL AND BASQUIAT, KENNY SCHARF, RICHARD HAMBLETON AND ALEXANDER CALDER

TO THIS DAY, LA2 MAKES A CAREER PRODUCING IMPRESSIVE AUCTIONS RECORDS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.  IN ADDITION HE LECTURES FREE OF CHARGE TO NEW YORK ART STUDENTS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS AND MEANS IN THE HOPES OF INSPIRING COURAGE IN THE PURSUIT OF ONE'S DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS.  ORTIZ ALWAYS DONATES AT LEAST ONE WORK PER LECTURE, STATING THAT ARTISTIC EXPRESSION SHOULD BE "OPEN FOR EVERYONE TO SEE AND ENJOY"

                                                                  
EXHIBITION HISTORY

1982 - TONY SHAFRAZI GALLERY, NYC, WITH KEITH HARING

1983 - FUN GALLERY, NYC, WITH KEITH HARING
         - GALERIE WATARI, TOKYO, JAPAN, WITH KEITH HARING
         - ROBERT FRASER GALLERY, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, WITH KEITH HARING
         - SPECIAL PROJECTS PAINT FIORUCCI, MILAN, ITALY, WITH KEITH HARING
         - PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, WITH KEITH HARING
         
1984 - SALVATORE ALA GALLERY, MILAN, ITALY, WITH KEITH HARING

1990 - FUTURE PRIMEVAL QUEENS MUSEUM, FLUSHING MEADOWS 
         - CORONA PARK, NYC WITH KEITH HARING
         - UNIVERSITY GALLERIES, ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY, NORMAL ILLINOIS, WITH KEITH HARING
         - TAMPA MUSEUM OF THE ART, TAMPA FLORIDA, WITH KEITH HARING
         
2001 - FOLLIN GALLERY, NYC
         - JEFFREY DEITCH, NYC, WITH KEITH HARING (TRAVELING EXHIBITION)
         - MAX FISH, NYC

2002 - CLAYTON PATTERSON OUTLAW MUSEUM, NYC
         - MARCO ART, NYC
         - KETTING FACTORY, LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA    
         - PINO PASCALI MUSEUM, IN POLIGNANO A MARE (BARI) ITALY

2003 - LA2 AND KEITH HARING, DEU AMICI A NEW YORK NEGLI ANII '80, PUTIGNANO ARTE
           NOCI (BARI) ITALY
         - NIGHT OF 1000 DRAWINGS, ARTISTS SPACE, NY
         - LUCKY CAT, NYC

2004 - SCOPE ART FAIR, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

2005 - GALLERIA LEONARDO GALERIE, BOLZANO, ITALY
         - FOLLIN GALLERY, NYC

2006 - TONY SHAFRAZI GALLERY WITH KEITH HARING, PAINTING, SCULPTURE
         - KUNSTART OF ARTE BOLZANO, ITALY
         - ART VERONA OF, VERONA ITALY
         - ARTI PADOVA 06, PADOVA ITALY
         - EXPOARTE 06, MANTICHIARY, BRESCIA, ITALY
         - CONTEMPORANEA - 10 YEARS - FIERA DI FORILI, FORILI ITALY
         - GALLERIA D' ARTE QUADRERIA SAN DONA DI PIAVE
           
2007 - KUNSTART 07, BOLZANO ITALY
         - BERGAMO ARTE FIERA, ITALY

2008 - SWAB BARCELONA INT. CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, BARCELONA SPAIN
         - BERGAMO ARTE FIERA, ITALY

2009 - FOLLIN GALLERY, NYC (SOLO)
         - WOODWARD GALLERY: PROJECT SPACE, NYC - (SOLO)
         - KEITH HARING AND LA2, BENTLEY GALLERY, SCOTTSDALE, AZ

2011 - DORIAN GRAY GALLERY, NYC (SOLO)
2011 - GALLERY 69, NYC (SOLO)
         - THE BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL GRAFFITI ART SHOW
         - ART BASEL, MIAMI BEACH FLORIDA

2012 - FREDERICK R. WEISMAN ART FOUNDATION - ECHIBITING MOTORCYCLES WITH KEITH HARING
         - THE ARMORY, NYC
         - THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
         - THE MOCA - CALIFORNIA GRAFFITI GROUP SHOW
         - DORIAN GRAY GALLERY - GROUP SHOW
         - SACRED GALLERY - GROUP SHOW
         - WOODWARD GALLERY - GROUP SHOW WITH ANDY WARHOL, JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT,
           CALDER ALEXANDER, RICHARD HAMBLETON
         - SACRED GALLERY - GROUP SHOW MAIN FEATURE ANGEL ORTIZ 

2012-2013- NASHER MUSEUM OF ART AT DUKE UNIVERSITY  (TIME CAPSULE)
                   AUGUST - JANUARY 

 2013 -  LAWRENCE FINE ARTS - SOLO SHOW - HAMPTON NEW YORK - JULY

 2013 - LEILA HELLER GALLERY - CALLIGRAFFITI 1884 - 2013 - GROUP SHOW - NEW YORK - SEPT - 5TH -       
            OCT. 5TH

2013 - LEILA HELLER GALLERY - SOLO SHOW - NEW YORK - DECEMBER 17TH 

2014 - LES MUSEE  DE VILLA DE PARIS  - KEITH HARING LAII COLLABORATIONS " 
           MUSEE DAR'T MODERNE                            "THE POLITICAL LINE"

2014 - MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK - CITY AS CANVAS - GROUP SHOW -
           THE MARTIN WONG COLLECTION - FEB - SEPT. 

2014 - "ELECTRO CAT" EXHIBITED AT 29 WEST 38TH - 6TH MONTHS LEASING

2014 - JULY 10 - HAMPTON ART FAIR - LA2 AS SPECIAL GUEST

2014 - MIAMI ART BASEL - WITH DORIAN GREY GALLERY 

2014 - 2015 - FINE ART MUSEUM OF SAN FRANCISCO - WITH KEITH HARING "THE POLITICAL LINE"

2015 - THE MANNY CANTER CENTER- " ALL - TOGETHER DIFFERENT- GROUP SHOW

2015 -  SCOPE SHOW - WITH DORIAN GREY

2015 - THE BOSTON ART SHOW - WITH LAWRENCE FINE ARTS

2015 - THE HAMPTON ART FAIR WITH LAWRENCE FINE ARTS

2015 - GUEST SPEAKER AT THE MARRIOTT'S CORPORATE OFFICE IN BETHESDA MD.







 









 
 




 








  
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