Samantha Ortiz is a Brazilian-American visual artist working at the intersection of slow fashion and fine arts. Her work encompasses a wide variety of media, including knitting, painting, language, and more, exploring the power of the human form and its self-healing capabilities. Ortiz's artworks give voice to new perspectives, inviting viewers into interactive installations, sculptures, and wearable or holdable objects. Textiles, metal sequins, and found objects translate the spiritual and aesthetic engagement of the creative process. In her 20 years of working with visual art, Ortiz has exhibited her work at the Venice Biennial Art and has conducted lectures, workshops, and exhibitions at Art Museums, Art Galleries, Design Stores, and Art Institutions in Lisbon (Portugal), Madrid (Spain), Valparaíso (Chile), Indianapolis, New York (USA), and many cities in Brazil.
"My work has a visual voice imprinted through the process of creation. I view the human body not only as an extension of our souls but also as a powerful tool for self-healing and exploring its boundaries."
― Samantha Ortiz