Ran Ortner

Ran Ortner is a Brooklyn-based painter and multimedia artist.  Drawn to the dualities of the physically immanent and formally undifferentiated, Ortner’s large scale and richly textured oil paintings of the ocean pulse with life, and the awesome provocation of death.  The 2018 recipient of The Berlin Prize in visual art, Ortner’s work has been exhibited worldwide.  A former motorcycle racer who grew up in rural Alaska, Ortner is an avid surfer.