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.
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
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
Toscano, Shelly. Art and Life with Carlos Ramirez. Voyage Atlanta, Web. 24 April 2018.
Anderson, Stefania. Carlos Ramirez. Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, Web. 26 June 2018
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.
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.
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