Carlos Ramirez

Carlos Ramirez a Cuban born painter who was raised in Miami. His work is a visual blog of the world around him. Drawn to the expanse, color and all encompassing aspect of Nature that makes us feel small, his work undoubtedly begins in nature – not as a replica, but rather recording his connection to it.

 

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.

Carlos presently lives and works in Santa Fe, out of an airy light-filled studio that looks out to the mountains.

 

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

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2018     Context/Art Miami Fair, FP Contemporary, Miami, FL

2018     Splash – Group Show, FP Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2018     Five Painters Paint, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2018     LA Art Show, FP Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2017     Winter Group Show, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2017     Carlos Ramirez: In My Garden II, Craighead Green, Dallas, TX

2017     Flower Exhibition Show, Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2017    Carlos Ramirez: In My Garden, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM *

2017     Carlos Ramirez: Garden Views, Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA *

2017     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

2016     Chevere Group Show, Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, FL

2016     Carlos Ramirez: The Natural World, Stanley Korshak, Dallas, TX

2015     Autumn Abstractions, Addison Gallery, Delray Beach, FL

 

*solo exhibition

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Toscano, Shelly. Art and Life with Carlos Ramirez. Voyage Atlanta, Web. 24 April 2018.

http://voyageatl.com/interview/art-life-carlos-ramirez/

 

Anderson, Stefania. Carlos Ramirez. Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, Web. 26 June 2018

http://www.contemporaryartcuratormagazine.com/home-2/carlos-ramirez

 

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 2016.

http://www.thegoldluggage.com/single-post/2016/06/22/ARTIST-WITH-THE-LUGGAGE-CARLOS-RAMIREZ

 

Krysa, Danielle. Carlos Ramirez. The Jealous Curator, Web. 19 March 2016. <http://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2015/11/23/carlos-ramirez/>

 

Salinetti, Ryan M. Carlos Ramirez, Artist. The Nice Niche, 11 Nov. 2015. Web. http://www.theniceniche.com/this-week/carlos-ramirez-artist

 

Dalzell, Rebecca. Carlos Ramirez, Expert Advice. Martha Stewart, September 2009.

 

COLLECTIONS

 

2018   Commission for Nordstroms, NYC store.

2018   Commission for The Peninsula Regent, San Mateo, CA

2017   Commission for Kenneth Brown Design, Los Angeles, CA for Baton Rouge, LA residence

2017   Commission for Olsson-Fernandez, Miami, FL for Park Avenue, NYC residence

2016   Commission Piece for Sinai Residences, Boca Raton, FL

2016 Final Selection for lobby artwork commission Biltmore at Bay Colony, Naples, FL

2016 Commission for Simon Chong Design, Hong Kong