Charlotte Street Foundation identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. We cultivate the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City Art Community
Carlos Miguel Ortiz-Gallo was born in Lima, Peru in 1993. He and his family emigrated to Miami, Florida in May of 2001. Ortiz graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a BFA in Printmaking and Art History.
Primarily a printmaker, Ortiz focuses on making prints that relate strongly to his visual and commercial experience in the U.S. and intertwines them with memories and recollections from his upbringing and family. Ortiz’s prints, executed by using multiple techniques, deal with concepts of memory and nostalgia, loss, and separation, overlapped with visual elements of cultural and social appropriation.