Sandra Pérez-Ramos is a contemporary artist, lover of all things design and avid collector of textiles from around the globe. The patterns on folk art and handmade fabrics influenced her latest illustrations of Neo-Primitive, whimsical style. She fills her images with hundreds of tiny, stitch-like lines and dots using acrylic and gouache pens, Japanese ink and watercolor pen. The artist’s body of works includes abstract fiber arts and mixed media with an emphasis on texture, materials, pattern repetition, hand sewing, hand embroidery or photo transfer. Themes explored in this series, range from pure form to language, cultural clash and the environment.
Pérez-Ramos was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She majored in Visual Arts for Public Communications, earning a BA from the School of Communications at UPR, Río Piedras campus. She concentrated on design, silkscreen printing and photography under the mentorship of renowned artist Nelson Sambolin and photographer Paloma Todd. She continued independent studies in fiber techniques, painting, clay sculpture in La Escuela de Bellos Oficios in Río Piedras, PR, in La Liga de Estudiantes de Arte de San Juan, PR, in The Art League in Alexandria, VA and in VisArts/ Metropolitan Center for the Arts in Rockville, MD.
Her art career spans a 26 year period. Her work has been awarded and juried into exhibitions throughout the US, Puerto Rico and Cuba. Her pieces have been well received by individual collectors and acquired for larger, private collections, such as the Marie Reed Project for Community of Hope in Washington, DC, also for Kensington, MD’s Town Hall by Mayor Tracey Furman and for Artists & Makers Studios’ collection in Rockville, MD.
Pérez-Ramos has always worked in the creative field, teaching drawing, experimental arts, design and basic photography to high school students in PR or as visual stylist, main designer and labor coordinator for interior design in DC. She was certified by Instituto de Cultura and Fomento Económico of PR, this enabled her to exhibit and sell her work in juried fine arts and craft fairs while living in the island. Before relocating to the US, she founded República Kachibache in Old San Juan, an environmentally friendly bazaar, focusing on curated vintage objects, vintage fashion, second hand furniture and local arts. She currently lives and works in the DC Metro area.
Pérez-Ramos has actively volunteered in the DC Metro arts community, advocating for Latinx artists in the area and working in art committees and co-op galleries around the region. Recent and past roles include:
2019 Art Exhibit Installation Lead at Wheaton Arts Parade Gallery in Westfield Wheaton Mall, MD.
2014-2018 Membership Committee Chair of Montgomery Art Association in Maryland.
2015-2017 Co-founder, Vice President and Media Coordinator of The Latino Art League of Greater Washington, DC.
2017-2019 Latinx artists' lead/ representative at Wheaton Arts Parade in Wheaton, MD.
2017-2018 Social Media Coordinator and resident artist at Gallery 209 in Artists & Makers Studios 2 in Rockville, MD.
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