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Celia Cortez is an artist born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Arlington with a concentration in painting. She continued her education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and obtained her Masters of Fine Arts degree in studio art in 2018.

Celia's work has expanded beyond the realm of painting into sculpture, and combines the two to create interactive sculpture and installations. Her work explores what it is to long for home, to grasp what it is about familiar places that bring us to a place of comfort. She merges these notions of longing with her exploration of materials to bring her work to fruition.