Hear from the $250,000 winner of the inaugural ArtPrize event for "Open Water No. 24," on display at Reserve Wine & Food.
Following his win in 2009, Ortner's "Deep Water No. 1" was selected as the visual centerpiece of Le Bernardin in New York, and in 2013 the Dutch government commissioned ‘Element No. 5' as the visual centerpiece for the United Nations, World Water Day at the World Forum in The Hague. Ortner continues to work from his studio in Brooklyn.
Ortner is returning to ArtPrize 10 as part of the Grand Prize Jury, and will play a role in selecting the winner of the $200,000 Juried Grand Prize this fall.