About the artist:
Sandra Pérez-Ramos is a Puerto Rican artist and community art leader working in the MD/DC area. She invents whimsical narratives that explore fantasy or mystical and natural connections. Her work is influenced by ancient symbols, global folk arts, textiles and all things design from the 1950's - 70's era. Her intention for Public Art is to create  uplifting works that encourage healing, inspire connection and celebrate diverse cultures. Her body of work also includes mixed media with a focus on textiles and material exploration.

 

Art Critic Lennox Campello described her work in his article for the Alexandria Old Town Crier:
“Pérez-Ramos channels her Caribbean upbringing in her accomplished works. Her artistic pedigree is evident in her gifted use of color and form to deliver highly stylized imagery, which over the years has grown into one of the hardest achievements in the art world: a completely distinct style and ritual.”
 
The founder of The Art + Walkability Project in Silver Spring, MD, Margaret Rifkin, described her Public Artwork: “Her art is for everyone...one of the most democratic ways to bring beauty to the body politic, both the marginalized and mainstream”. 
Pérez-Ramos' works are part of permanent collections, acquired by the Children's National Hospital and The Marie Reed Project for Community Of Hope, both in Washington, DC. Also by Mayor Tracey Furman for the Town Hall in Kensington and by Artists & Makers Studios, arts center complex in Rockville, MD . She's served in multiple leadership roles within the local art community in art co-ops and non profit organizations, such as: Membership Committee Chair for Montgomery Art Association, Exhibition Installation Manager for Wheaton Arts Parade Gallery, Leader of the Wheaton Area Latinx Artists and head of the Tableaux Vivant group for Wheaton Arts Parade, Social Media Coordinator for Gallery 209 in Artists & Makers Studios and for the Gaithersburg Artists On Market. Also Co-founder, VP and Media Coordinator of the former TLAL/The Latino Art League of Greater Washington, DC. 
 
Juried Public Art Awards:
▪️“The Gathering Tree”- Sculpture, bench, ground mural. Winning design for Glenmont Forest Neighbors Civic Association Public Art Project in Silver Spring, MD. The design is a collaboration between Pérez-Ramos and artist Stuart Diekmeyer. 
▪️“Hope Tree” - Mural /banner for the #ArtHappensHere Public Art Project by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Currently installed at Woodside Urban Park in Downtown Silver Spring, MD.
▪️“Celebration” - Painted sculpture for Art in Bloom Public Art installation by the National Cherry Blossom Festival 2021 in Washington, DC. Her sculpture is currently located at 4th St & Butternut St in the Takoma, DC neighborhood. Purchased by the Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC for tis permanent collection.
▪️“Roots/Raíces” -50 ft Mural for Wheaton Gateway LLC Art Project (Wilco, Duffie Co. and Montgomery County Housing) currently on the intersection between University Blvd and Veirs Mill Rd in Wheaton, MD.
▪️“The Lunatics” -Painted sculpture for Path of Pyramids, a traveling public art installation by Wheaton Arts Parade. It started in Wheaton, MD, then it was exhibited at In (Site) Project Gallery in VisArts, Rockville, MD, at Sandy Spring Museum, MD and is currently at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD.
▪️“Moon Fades, Sun Rises” -Original design commissioned and purchased by the Prince Georges County Arts and Cultural Heritage Division of Maryland National Capital Park + Planning Commission, for their 2020 Hispanic Heritage Month commemorative poster.

Check out Sandra Pérez-Ramos' latest interview by Patricia Zannie for Gallery 209 /Artists & Makers Studios:

*For the complete list of awards and juried exhibitions visit the Curriculum Vitae tab.