Beatriz Cortez (b. 1970, San Salvador, El Salvador) works in San Fernando, California. Cortez received her BA in Latin American history from Arizona State University, in 1994; MA in Spanish from Arizona State University, in 1996; PhD in Latin American literature from Arizona State University, in 1999; MA in visual arts from California State University, Northridge, in 2013; and MFA from California Institute of the Arts, in 2015. She has had solo exhibitions at the Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles (2016); Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, California (2016); and Grand Central Arts Center, Santa Ana, California (2013), among others. Group exhibitions include UCR ARTSblock, Riverside, California (2017); Torrance Art Museum, California (2017); Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (2017); Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador (2016); Sala Nacional de Exposiciones Salarrué, San Salvador (2016); Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (2016); and Centro Cultural de España, Guatemala City (2015). She is a recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant (2018) and California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2016).
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