Back to the Earth: Virgil Ortiz
Born into a family of potters and raised in Cochiti Pueblo, Virgil Ortiz always knew he wanted to be an artist. In addition to pottery, his work ranges from a fashion line to a Cochiti-inspired jewelry collaboration with the Smithsonian to his ongoing multimedia project Revolt 1680/2180, in which Pueblo history meets sci-ﬁ. He has collaborated with Donna Karan, designed costumes and sets for a special Sun Ra performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and created an installation for Meow Wolf. Ortiz received the 2022 Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Living Treasure Award.