Paul Henry Ramirez | American, born 1963
Paul Henry Ramirez has shown throughout the United States and Europe. He has had numerous 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 museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Hammer Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and many private collections. In 2010 Paul Henry Ramirez coined the term biogeomorphic abstraction to describe his own bold style, a fusion of biomorphic and geometric forms. Ramirez’s 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, sculpture, lighting, music, dance and furniture in dialog with architectural space and architectural elements. Ramirez creates a total environment, inviting viewers into a multidimensional sensory experience. Ramirez’s site-specific installations were first featured in New York City’s alternative exhibition spaces; the Drawing Center 1994, Clock Tower Gallery and Franklin Furnace 1995. In 2010 Paul Henry Ramirez was invited to create a major site-specific installation BLACKOUT: A Centennial Commission for the Newark Museum.