Brianna Ortega is an artist who uses storytelling and social connection as a art medium through film, education, facilitation, and objects.
Through her creative practice, she questions issues of identity, power, and place. Bri’s embodied experience being female, mixed race (White, Black, Native American), a female surfer, growing up between Hawai'i and California and residing in the Pacific Northwest US for 10 years, and overcoming an autoimmune disease has influenced her to initiate conversations about place, belonging, and the displacement of people. In her creative practices, she creates spaces for people’s stories and identities to be nurtured and celebrated while bridging people with shared or differing opinions together for dialogue.
Brianna believes in collective healing and that the greatest healing takes place through sharing creative spaces with others. In 2022, she began faciliating creative spaces for women surfers around the world to overcome burnout in their personal lives, and she also facilitates bunny mediations, outdoor art and journaling workshops in her small beach town.
Brianna Ortega is an artist, entrepreneur, storyteller, and educator.
She is most commonly known as the Founder and Director of the global women’s surf movement, brand, and socially engaged art project: Sea Together. Sea Together increased the representation of women surfers globally and manifested as retreats, print publications, online and in-person workshops, a podcast, art projects, events, films, and the development is ongoing.
Brianna is also the Founder and Director of Folding Water Media, a media production and creative consulting organization.
Folding Water Media, Instagram and Vimeo
Sea Together, Website and Instagram
The Sea Together Podcast, Apple and Spotify
Brianna’s Music, Bandcamp