My name is Tess Cortés and I'm a visual artist and educator living in Dayton, Ohio. I received an MFA in Electronic Art from the University of Cincinnati and a BFA in Painting from Wright State University. My work has been screened nationally and abroad including at the Riffe Gallery in Columbus, C-Link Gallery in Cincinnati, Bedford Gallery in California, and Festival Fotogenia in México. In 2019, I received an Artist Opportunity Grant from the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District. I served as a grant panelist for the Ohio Arts Council and gallery coordinator for Wright State University’s Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries. I am currently an instructor of motion design at The Modern College of Design in Dayton, Ohio.
My work is grounded in the tradition of early video artists who experimented with the tools of mass media production––video cameras, sound recording, and editing equipment––to create non-narrative and experimental imagery and sound.