Artist Mission Statment

Cortez Curtis is an incredibly gifted artist and creative digital designer. His true heart and soul are experienced in their purest form through his unique abstracts paintings.  Cortez  delivers a strong style with a passion and love of art that comes through in each and every stroke, and with a imagination and technical skill that is truly his own. "I am dedicated to bringing joy and beauty with a high level of collectibility to attract the attention of investors, corporate clients and collectors”. Cortez's unconventional and original method, expression and characteristics go beyond the rudimentary into an existential journey for true self. 

Cortez graduated from Benedictine University. Following his Successful career as an engineer, he studied painting under Jennifer Hereth at the College of Dupage it was here that he develped his original technique and painting style, before starting his own art business and pursued a career as an artist and owner of Artez Art Works.  Since then his work has been sold locally and internationally and he has win many awards and has been included in several major juried art exhibitions including solo showings:

2014, 2015 & 2016

Life Force Arts Foundation 1609 W Belmont Chicago Il. 60657

(773) 327-7224


Solo showing May-Aug. at The Lacuna Artist Loft Studio Chicago 

2007, 2008 and 2012

The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (Black Creatively) awrded three times for acheving outstanding recognition for exceptional ability.

2006-2010, 2012

Solo exhibition:  Chiro One Wellness Centers Chicago and Burr Ridge Il.


“1st Annual Chicago Festival of The Spiritual Art” 

Life Force Art Center 3148 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago


Solo exhibition:  “Face The Music” Health 4 Life Wellness Center 1522 N. Halsted St., Chicago,  Il In collaboration with Chicago Artist Month 2008


Solo exhibition:  “Subluxations” Heath 4 Life Wellness Center 1522 N. Halsted St., Chicago, Il In collaboration with Chicago Artist Month 2007


Solo exhibition:  “Cortez Curtis Contemporary Art” Robert Morris College, State Street Gallery


The Center For International Performance And Exhibition,

HotHouse 31 E. Balbo Chicago, Il.


Neleh Artistic Expressions 3467 M.L. King Dr. Chicago, Il. © Cortez Curtis 2016