About the Artist

After graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in painting, Ms. Ordoveza went on to earn an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art and an MAT in art education from George Mason University. She has exhibited her paintings and drawings internationally.


Statement


My recent still-life paintings are inspired by places that have been important to me. I present delicate paper-cut objects and tableaus that evoke significant details from my memories. As I slowly build up the paint in layers, I preserve fleeting daylight, a fragile object, and fading memory in a frozen moment. I am interested in exploring themes of home, migration, and impermanence.

Selected Exhibitions


2021: Art in the Time of Covid, First Baptist Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Curves, 33 Contemporary, Online Exhibition; Florals, 33 Contemporary, Online Exhibition; Get Outta Town, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Valentine's Miniature Show, 33 Contemporary, Online Exhibition; Pre-shrunk 2021, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax Nova Scotia.

2020: Pre-shrunk 2020, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Shelter, 33 Contemporary, Online exhibition; Birds for Sofia, Sugarlift Gallery, New York, New York; New Works, Argyle Fine Art; Ethereal Epiphany, 33 Contemporary, Online exhibition, 30th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

2019: Recollected in Tranquility, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Pre-Shrunk 2019, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Holiday Exhibition, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

2018: Society of Canadian Artists 50th Open International Exhibition, Todmorden Mills Papermill Gallery, Toronto, Ontario; Small Treasures, Iverness County Centre for the Arts, Iverness, Nova Scotia; Hands Dancing, Iverness County Centre for the Arts, Iverness, Nova Scotia

2017: Artist-Teacher, Fairfax County Art Teachers’ Exhibit, Lorton Workhouse Arts Center; Lorton, Virginia

2015: All Alumni AANYAA Exhibition, Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery and Bernardsville Public Library, Bernardsville, NJ; Scapes, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Arts Center; Alexandria, Virginia Artist-Teacher, Fairfax County Art Teachers’ Exhibit, Lorton Workhouse Arts Center; Lorton, Virginia

2014: Small Works, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Arts Center; Alexandria, Virginia, Second place award, Artist-Teacher, Fairfax County Art Teachers’ Exhibit, Lorton Workhouse Arts Center; Lorton, Virginia

2013: Single Fare 3, RH Gallery, New York, New York; All Media Membership Show, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Arts Center; Alexandria, Virginia, Instruct(art), Fairfax County Artist-Teacher Exhibit, Lorton Workhouse Arts Center; Lorton, Virginia

2012: 5×5(5), Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Arts Center; Alexandria, Virginia

2011: Arlington Adult Education Instructors’ Show, Central Library, Arlington, Virginia

2010: Paintings and Drawings, solo show, Shirlington Library, Arlington, Virginia

2009: Arlington Adult Education Instructors’ Show, Central Library, Arlington, Virginia; Scapes, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Arts Center; Alexandria, Virginia; Artomatic, Washington, DC

2008: 5×5, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Arts Center; Alexandria, Virginia; All Arlington Salon, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia, 15 x 15: Annual Alumni Small Work Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

2007: Draw, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, Texas; Stolen Space Gallery, London, England

2006: Take Home a Nude, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, New York, Master of Fine Arts Diploma Exhibition, The New York Academy of Art, New York, New York, 29th Annual NYU Small Works Show, Washington Square East Galleries, New York, New York

2005: Square Foot IV, Project Spaceman, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York; Celebrating Excellence, The Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, New Jersey and the Union County Freeholders’ Gallery, Elizabeth, New Jersey; 15 x 15; Annual Alumni Small Work Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland; The Sixteenth Annual New Jersey Small Works Show, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, New Jersey

2004: Celebrating Excellence, The Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, New Jersey and the Union County Freeholders’ Gallery, Elizabeth, New Jersey; Maryland Institute College of Art Commencement Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland; Paintings and Drawings, solo show, Central Presbyterian Church, Towson, Maryland

2003: What’s Around Us: Contemporary Landscape and Cityscape, Sheppard Art Gallery, Ellicott City, Maryland; Celebrating Excellence, The Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, New Jersey and the Union County Freeholders’ Gallery, Elizabeth, New Jersey; Koinonia Christian Fellowship Group Show, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

Collections

The Lunar Codex: https://www.lunarcodex.com/gallery-a

Publications and Online Features

Poets and Artists, Issue 108, January 2020. Paintings are featured in the articles Contemporary Coded Messages by Melissa Hefferlin and The Tie that Binds by Elizabeth Barden.

Booooooom! : Artist Spotlight: Amy Ordoveza, June 17, 2019: https://www.booooooom.com/2019/06/17/artist-spotlight-amy-ordoveza/


Education

2013 Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education, George Mason University.

2006 Master of Fine Arts in Painting, The New York Academy of Art.

2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art.