Paul Henry Ramirez
Raritan Valley College, Somerville, NJ
The Newark Museum, Newark NJ
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI
NASA, Washington, DC
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
Progressive, Mayfield Village, OH
Tarble Art Center, Charleston, IL
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Paul Henry Ramirez creates biogeomorphic abstract paintings, which combine smooth delicately curving line-work with bright colored bold forms. His figural-based abstractions are often exhibited in dialog with architecture and architectural elements through site-specific installations. Over the past two decades Ramirez has developed and created site-specific installations, which combine his drawings, paintings, objects and sculpture with music, dance and furniture in dialog with architectural space and architectural elements. Ramirez's site-specific installations were first featured in New York City’s alternative exhibition spaces; the Drawing Center, Clock Tower Gallery and Franklin Furnace.
Paul Henry Ramirez has shown throughout the United States and Europe. He has had five one-person museum exhibitions including the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, the Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, and the Newark Museum. Ramirez's work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, ArtForum and many others. His works are in many permanent collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Hammer Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and many private collections. His work will debut at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in an upcoming group exhibition, Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, October 25, 2013 – March 2, 2014 (national tour). In 2014, Ramirez will feature an installation in an exhibition, Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting at the McNay Art Museum.