Magdalena Alvarez Ortiz (Magda) is a studio artist working and living in Miami, Florida. After obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida International University, she has participated in a score of shows.  Magdalena has a passion for life and likes to create work that relates to her everyday experiences, for her there is no separation between daily chores of living and creating her own work. She volunteers as a docent at the Frost Art Museum, where she enjoys teaching the visitors about art. Ortiz has also taught as a temporary art teacher at public schools and has been a Judge for Beaux Arts Student Artist Showcase. The artist has received several awards; her work is included in publications, and is in private collections nationally and abroad.