CARLOS RAMIREZ

CV
CARLOS RAMIREZ CV

Carlos Ramirez is a Santa-Fe-based painter whose work is a visual blog of the world around him. His work plays the edge between abstraction and representational. Ink sketches within the work depicting leaves, petals, stones loosely reference nature, while the underlying structure and palette remain rooted in abstraction. This contrast between the recognizable and the obscure allows for the viewer to connect with the work on various levels. Ramirez is drawn to its expanse, color and all encompassing aspect that makes us feel small. Ramirez is looking to explore nature in its totality, not merely the visual aspect, but what it says to him. "My work plays the edge between abstraction and representational. Ink sketches within the work depicting leaves, petals, stones loosely reference nature, while the underlying structure and palette remain rooted in abstraction. This contrast between the recognizable and the obscure allows for the viewer to connect with the work on various levels. Color is an integral part of my work . Unlike many other painters I come from a fashion background, I designed my own label Liancarlo for years. That experience coupled with having been raised in the tropics have shaped my perception and use of color." - Carlos Ramirez

b. 1958, Cuba

EDUCATION
1980
BA Florida International University, Miami, FL

1981-82
University of Miami, School of Law, Miami, FL
 
2002
Wolf Kahn, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
 
2014
Abstract Painting Workshop, Thomaston, ME
 
2015
Master Artists-In-Residence Program, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
 
SELECT EXHIBITIONS
2018
LA Art Show, FP Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Five Painters Paint, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, Santa Fe
Splash - Group Show, FP Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
In Nature - Laguna Art Museum and Kelsey Michaels Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA
Context/Art Miami, FP Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
 
2017
Winter Group Show, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Carlos Ramirez: In My Garden II, Craighead Green, Dallas, TX
Flower Exhibition Show, Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Carlos Ramirez: In My Garden, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM * 2017 Carlos Ramirez: Garden Views, Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA *
Brand Spanking Blue Group Show, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
 
2016
Carlos Ramirez: Outside My Window, Addison Gallery, Delray Beach, FL * 2016 Summer Group Show, Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Chevere Group Show, Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, FL
Carlos Ramirez: The Natural World, Stanley Korshak, Dallas, TX
 
2015
Autumn Abstractions, Addison Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
 
PUBLICATIONS
LaRosa, Michael. An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History. Book cover artwork, 2018 Belsito, Rochelle. In My Garden.
American Art Collector, May 2017
Reinhart, Rhonda. Life in Color. Dallas Modern Luxury, January 2017
Toles, Hannah. Instacrush – Carlos Ramirez Studio. Luxe Magazine, January 2017 Reinhart, Rhonda. Art and Fashion. Modern Luxury Weddings, December 2016
Seed, John. Carlos Ramirez, La Rosa Blanca. Poets and Artist Magazine, September 2016
Salvagno, Alessandra. Artist Carlos Ramirez. The Gold Luggage, Web. 22 June.
Krysa, Danielle. Carlos Ramirez. The Jealous Curator, Web. 19 March. 2016
Salinetti, Ryan M. Carlos Ramirez, Artist. The Nice Niche, 11 Nov. 2015.
Dalzell, Rebecca. Carlos Ramirez, Expert Advice. Martha Stewart, September 2009
 
COLLECTIONS
2018
Commission for Nordstroms, NYC store.
Commission for The Peninsula Regent, San Mateo, CA
 
2017
Commission for Kenneth Brown Design, Los Angeles, CA for Baton Rouge, LA residence Commission for Olsson-Fernandez, Miami, FL for Park Avenue, NYC residence
 
2016
Commission Piece for Sinai Residences, Boca Raton, FL
Final Selection for lobby artwork commission Biltmore at Bay Colony, Naples, FL 2016 Commission for Simon Chong Design, Hong Kong