Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) is a musician who creates across multiple platforms, including recorded albums, live performances, filmic and artistic soundtracks. She has performed at countless museums and established and DIY venues in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. In 2008, Ortman founded the Coast Orchestra, an all-Native American orchestral ensemble. She is the recipient of the 2022 Forge Projects Fellowship, 2022 United States Artists Fellowship, and the 2022 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists, among others. She was also a participating artist in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Ortman lives in Brooklyn, New York.