Bio

Kasey Ramirez grew up at the edge of the pine barrens in Jackson, New Jersey. Her prints and drawings explore the mysterious and spiritual nature of space, and are based on dreams and memories of certain locations, from sacred spaces to construction sites. Ramirez is an instructor of foundations and printmaking at the University of Arkansas. Ramirez received an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University in 2012 and a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. She won the Estelle Campbell Second Place award in the National Society of Arts and Letters Printmaking Competition in 2013. She also won First Place Prize in the 2012 Juried Exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, NJ and the First Place Career Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters Bloomington Chapter in 2012. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the International Print Center New York, the Institute for Creativity in Champaign, IL, the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, NJ, the McDonough Museum in Youngstown, OH, the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Manhattan Graphics Center in NY, the 410 Project in Mankato, MN, El Minia University Gallery in El Minia, Egypt, Manifest Creative Research Gallery in Cincinnati, OH, Purdue University Art Gallery in West Lafayette, IN, Rivier College Art Gallery in Nashua, NH; Palazetto Cenci in Rome, Italy, the Woods-Gerry Gallery and the Brown University Hillel Gallery in Providence, RI.