Sandra Ramos (b. 1969, Cuba)
Sandra Ramos is a Cuban contemporary painter, printmaker, collagist, video and installation artist who explores nationality, gender, and identity in her work. She is known for works featuring her character of the Cuban Pioneer girl, who is composed of a self-portrait and an appropriated portion of an old illustration from 1895′ L’ illustration French magazine. Ramos currently lives in Miami, Florida, and serves as an artist in residence at Bakehouse Art Complex. From 1984 to 1988, Ramos studied art at the San Alejandro Art Academy, which was attended by Camilo Cienfuegos and Jose Martí, in 1993 she attained a degree in printmaking at the Superior Institute of Art in Havana, and in 2021 an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has been exhibiting and lecturing for more than 30 years. She co-curated La Huella Multiple Triennial in Havana from 1996 to 2010. Her work has been shown and collected at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Walker Art Center, MoMA, The San Diego Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, and Fuchū Art Museum in Japan.. She participated in the 2013 Venice Biennial, 2016 San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial, and 1994 and 2012 Havana Biennial. Her awards include the 2021 Ellie Creator Award Miami, 2003 Cuban National Curatorial Prize, and 1993 National Print Award, Cuba. She has been an artist-in-residence at Creative Fusion Cleveland Foundation, The Studios of Key West, Fountainhead Studios, Fuchū Art Museum, Provincetown Fine Arts Center, and Barbican Centre in London. She has been living and working in Miami for over a decade.