Ana Maria Ortiz aka Ana Marietta was born in Puerto Rico. From the early childhood, she was enchanted with drawing and painting and use to paint on old wood pieces with tempera in her fatherâs wood shop in Barranquitas. She studied art at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, but interestingly graduated with a BA degree in Animal Science. In 2011 she moved to Houston in to pursue a career in the Animal Health field but became a full-time artist in 2015. From 2012 the artist is often presenting her work in group and solo exhibitions in various locations such as Mexico, London and at the prestigious Station Museum of Contemporary Art in Houston.