NURIA ORTIZ (Ms. Yellow, b. 1987, Long Beach, California) is a self-taught muralist, artist and craftswoman whose work often explores culture, folklore, sisterhood, education, unity, love and social justice. The Mexican American artist’s experiences growing up in the South Bay fostered a strong interest in community engagement. She has facilitated art workshops and mentored youth through Boys & Girls clubs, schools, and community centers. Her artwork and murals have been displayed in museums, galleries and streets throughout the United States and abroad in Australia, Egypt, France, Japan, Mexico and Spain.