Dave Ortiz is a Nuyorican designer and artist. He is
behind some of the most iconic NYC street style pieces,
like the Bacon Air Max 90 sneaker for his then concept
store Dave’s Quality Meat.
Growing up in East New York in the 70s and 80s Ortiz was
swept up in the early graffiti and street art zeitgeist,
alongside being an intricate part of the developing
skate and BMX scenes on the East coast.
Alongside his skate and streetwear projects, Dave has
always been painting and making art. His work has been
exhibited in solo and group shows in NYC and
internationally. His last exhibition “The Alphabet
of a Colored Man” was exhibited in May and June of 2023
at Birdsong Estate Gallery. Today, Dave lives and works
in Delhi, NY.