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Wendy X. Ordóñez was born in Cali, Colombia. She is a classically trained artist working primarily with oil and soft pastels.

She earned a certificate of portrait and figurative painting from The Academy of Portrait and Figurative Art at Florida International University in 2023. She holds a Master of Fine Arts and Master of Art Education from the same institution. She was the first-place winner of the Women in Visual Arts (WITVA) grant in 2019 and is currently a member of the Northwest Pastel Society. Mrs. Ordóñez’s work is in private collections in Texas, Florida, New York, and Colombia. She currently resides in Miami together with her husband, daughters, and two dogs.


I am an artist with a passion for color and the sensory act of painting. My current body of work revolves around my experience of motherhood and trying to capture intimate moments of family life. I am putting brush to canvas and pastels to paper as an exercise to encode fleeting memories in my mind. I savor the process by intensifying colors, applying gestural brushstrokes, and enhancing their narrative through deliberate composition decisions. I am creating a record made up of snapshots of life I can go back to time and time again.




Papel Deux - Green Library Gallery, Miami, FL - March, 2024

As It Is - Online Exhibition - FL Emerging Art, curated by Marjanneke Williamson - February, 2024


Hispanic Heritage Doral Art Exhibit - Doral, FL - September, 2023

Birds of a Feather - Art Spotlight Gallery - Ormond Beach, FL - July 2023

Cycles: The Stages of Motherhood - Miami International Fine Arts Gallery - Miami, FL -  May 2023

Mnemosyne's Reverie - Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum - Miami, FL - April 2023


2020 - 2022


Musings - Miami Beach Visual Arts Gallery - March 2022

Masters Alumni Art Exhibition - Ronald Reagan Presidential House,

Florida International University - February 2022

Aspirational Bubbles - Large Scale Mural at Miami Mural Festival - December 2021

Twelve - Laundromat Art Space - Little Haiti, FL - December 2021

Liquid Gold -  Hollywood, FL - December 2020


The Academy - The Frank Art Gallery - Pembroke Pines, FL - February 2020


2019 & Before

Landscape Painting - Graham Center Art Gallery - Miami, FL - September 2019

Paint Me Miami - Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL - August 2019

Doral Art Festival - Doral, FL - May 2017

Masters Alumni Art Exhibition - Ronald Reagan Presidential House,

Florida International University - February 2017

Masters Alumni Art Exhibition - Ronald Reagan Presidential House,

Florida International University - February 2016

Small Works - Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY - February 2014

Women Painters of the Southeast 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition – Franklin, Tennessee – April 2013

Oil Painters of America Online Showcase – Fall 2012

Artists Exhibiting Artists – South Florida Art Center – Lincoln Road, Miami – September 2012

RAW Artist Showcase – The Stage - Wynwood District, Miami – July 2012

Wrestlemania Premiere Party - Live Artist - Star Island, Miami Beach - March 2012

Spring into Art - Lowe Art Museum  March 2011

Art Education Master Exhibition - Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum  December 2010

Art Showcase Intl. Ed. Week - FIU Graham Center Art Gallery, Miami, FL - November 2009

Tata Gala - Sarasota Design Center  Sarasota, FL - November 2009

NCATE National Accreditation Show Case - Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum - October 2009

Painting in the Gardens - Borders Art Gallery  Miami, FL - September 2009

Utrecht-Mini your Artwork - Miami, FL - February 2009 - Honorable Mention

Painting in the Gardens - Borders Art Gallery - Miami, FL - September 2008

Divergent Expressions - Hialeah Senior High School Gallery - Hialeah, FL - December 2007




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