Dionis Ortiz is a visual artist and mural designer. A Harlem-native, his work explores his dual identity as a New Yorker and a person of Dominican descent, born to immigrant parents, and visually narrates interpretations of his experiences and surroundings through the use of landscape, symbols, text, as well as various mediums and painting techniques.
In 2011 he was commissioned by the Harlem River Park Fund to create an image that reflected the Central and East Harlem community, the image would then be reproduced on to etched steel plaque. In 2009, he was commissioned to create a mural designs for Heineken’s Mural Arts Program, and for the Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation in Brooklyn. He has also assisted Metropolitan Transit Authority grant recipient Jose Ortiz in painting eleven panels on canvas and assisted lead muralist Eduardo A. Rabel in painting five concrete water pipes at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy in New Jersey.
In addition, he established Inspiration Fine Art, a fine art gallery where he curated various group exhibitions and showcased the works of emerging and established artists. He has received the Individual Artist grant from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance and the Harlem Community Arts Fund, Harlem Arts Alliance.
He graduated in 2001 with a B.F.A from the State University of New York at Purchase College.