2018 program instructor Kasey Ramirez grew up at the edge of the pine barrens in Jackson, New Jersey. Her prints and drawings explore the tension between stability and impermanence, rendered within vulnerable architectural structures placed in environmental extremes.

¬†An instructor of foundations and printmaking at the University of Arkansas, Ramirez received an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University and a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design. She has traveled extensively in Italy and spent 2006-07 in Rome, Italy on RISD’s European Honors Program, where she made on-site drawings and studied Italian art and architecture.

Her award-winning work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the International Print Center New York, the Tarble Arts Center in Charleston, IL, the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, NJ, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, Manifest Creative Research Gallery in Cincinnati, OH, El Minia University Gallery in Egypt, and the Palazetto Cenci in Rome, Italy.