Native American Artist Virgil Ortiz Visits the Corning Museum of Glass

WSKG Arts is proud to partner with the Corning Museum of Glass for a series of Arts & Culture Shorts that highlight the great artisans that work with the museum. This segment features world renowned Native American artist Virgil Ortiz. From Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, Ortiz strives to use art to blend historic events with futuristic elements in provocative and edgy designs to ignite contemporary interest in the stories of his Pueblo culture. Ceramicist, fashion designer and graphic artist, Ortiz worked with the Museum’s team to experiment with new ideas in glass, furthering his well-known Pueblo Revolt series. Ortiz, along with the Rockwell Museum, has also helped local at-risk students design and paint a mural in downtown Corning that was unveiled in September of 2016.

Multi-talented artist Virgil Ortiz visits Corning

The Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum are collaborating with Native American artist Virgil Ortiz for an exhibit of his work.  He will also be experimenting with a new medium to him: glass.  He has been inspired in much of his work by the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.


Photo courtesy Virgil Ortiz