Antonio Cortez is a multimedia artist and photographer known for developing Mathematical Formulations in the Service of Art, a series of renderings and prints that explores geometries from abstract mathematical functions and their intersection with art.  Mr. Cortez is also working in conceptual installation art through projects integrating photography, media arts and para-design.

Mr. Cortez was born in Caracas, Venezuela.  He holds a BS in Materials Science Engineering. During his college years, he studied photography at The Newman Foundation, a design school that followed Bauhaus principles.

In 1995, Mr. Cortez earned a Graduate Certificate in Administration and Management from Harvard University. Continuing his interest in the visual arts, he pursued studies at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Emerson College, and New England School of Photography.  In the 90’s Antonio traveled through Europe and pursued architectural photography. 

In 2001, he founded the firm Antonio Cortez Design in Cambridge, MA.  The firm created advertising campaigns for several art organizations. His work reached international audiences and has been published in several national publications.

In 2007, Mr. Cortez explored digital cinematography as Assistant Director and VFX Supervisor for a short film shot in Boston.  In the film he explored the integration of live action capture with CGI & classical animation techniques.

In 2008, Mr. Cortez relocated his practice to Beverly Hills and later to San Francisco.  Since then he organizes exhibitions for Bay Area Artists at ArtZone 461 Gallery and provides production services to artists and curators.

From 2009-2010 Cortez provided logistic support to four installments of the  acclaimed exhibition The Seduction of Duchamp. Most recently, he collaborates to the YBCA:YOU pilot program at Yerba buena Center for the Arts and meets frequently with the New Media chapter of SFUpgrade.  Cortez’ 3D I Ching Chart was referenced by San Francisco Chronicle’s Art Critic Kenneth Baker in his 2012 review: “John Cage's influence explored in 'Get Lucky'.”


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2012    The Collective Eye: Visions of Places, Objects & Inspiration (Group Show)

            Metropolitan Transit Commission MTC, Oakland, California

2011    Get Lucky: The Culture of Chance (Group Show)

            SOMArts, San Francisco, California

2011    Keeping An Eye On Surveillance (Group Show)

            Performance Art Institute PAI, San Francisco, California

2011    Art For Aids Auction (Juried Show)

            SF Design Center, San Francisco, California

2011    Scrambled (Group Show)

            Jerry Adams Gallery, Berkeley, California

2010    Mathematical Formulations in the Service of Art (Solo Exhibition)

            Sagan Piechota Architecture, San Francisco, California

2010    Art For Aids Auction (Juried Show)

            SF Design Center, San Francisco, California

2010    Photographic Currents (Group Show)

            Berkeley City College, Berkeley, California

2010    Prints Byte (Group Show)

            SOMArts, San Francisco, California



Special Projects in Photography & Printing (Continuing Education)

Berkeley City College, Berkeley, California

Experimental Color & Digital Photography (Continuing Education)

New England School of Photography, Boston, Massachusetts

Creative Studies in Advertising (Continuing Education)

Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts

Video Production (Continuing Education)

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Graduate Certificate in Administration & Management

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

BS in Materials Science, Minors in Polymer Science & Technology

Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela

Black & White Photography (Continuing Education)

School of the Newman Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela


2012    Left to Chance: The Accidental Book Art  (Group Show)         

            San Francisco Center for the Book SFCB, San Francisco, California


2010    Juxtaposed (BCC Art Students’ Group Show)

            Berkeley City College, Berkeley, California

2010    Photographic Currents (Group Show)

            Berkeley City College, Berkeley, California


Berkeley City College, Multimedia Arts Collection, Berkeley, CA

Carlos Soto, Private Collection, USA

Hanna Regev, Private Collection, USA

Alexander Akulov, Private Collection, France


Kenneth Baker, John Cage's influence explored in 'Get Lucky',
San Francisco Chronicle, January 7, 2012