Our Interns

Ortega y Gasset maintains a paid internship program with interns based in New York. Interns do indispensable work such as gallery sitting, assisting with installation, and many administrative tasks in order to learn the ins and outs of running a collaborative artist-lead gallery. 


Leyla Tonak

Leyla Tonak is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BFA from Boston University as a Presidential Scholar and a member of the Kilachand Honors College. During her degree she also received the Yawkey Nonprofit Stipend, the Dean Elsbeth Melville Scholarship and the College of Fine Arts Dean's Award for Academic Excellence. Her written work has also been published in Best College Essays 2014. Most recently, she was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant for emerging artists. Tonak's large-scale oil paintings have been compared to nightmares. Her work attempts to reexamine gesture and metaphor through the lens of sex, power and family.