ARTISTS > Ramiro Gomez

Ramiro Gomez

SHOWS @ CJG:

  • On Melrose
  • Cut-Outs
  • Seattle Art Fair 2015
  • Paris Photo Los Angeles 2015
  • ZONA MACO 2015
  • EXPO CHICAGO 2014
  • TAKEOVER
    Curated by Charlie James
  • artMRKT San Francisco 2014
  • Domestic Scenes

  • Artist's Resume (pdf, 358.72 Kb)


    Artist's Catalog (pdf, 7.60 Mb)


    Artist's Website


    BIO/STATEMENT:

    Ramiro Gomez was born in 1986 in San Bernardino, California to undocumented Mexican immigrant parents who have since become US citizens. He briefly attended the California Institute for the Arts before leaving to take work as a live-in nanny with a West Hollywood family, an experience that did much to inform his subsequent artistic practice. Gomez’s work is known for addressing issues of immigration and making visible the “invisible” labor forces that keep the pools, homes, and gardens of Los Angeles in such pristine condition.

    In 2013 Gomez had his first solo exhibition at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, and was also awarded with a residency to install a mural in West Hollywood Park, a project titled The Caretakers, which remains on view. In 2014 Gomez had his solo gallery debut at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles, and went on to show widely across North America. In 2015 Gomez exhibited at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities, the Chicago Humanities Festival, and again at Charlie James Gallery. In the spring of 2016, Gomez had his third show “On Melrose” at the Charlie James Gallery in conjunction with the publication of a monograph on his work by Lawrence Weschler (Abrams), titled “Domestic Scenes: The Art of Ramiro Gomez”. Gomez participated in the 2017 Whitney Biennial as part of Raf Esparza’s “Figure Ground: Beyond the White Field” installation. His work was also included in three of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions – “Home—So Different, So Appealing” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), a joint show, “In West Hollywood” at the West Hollywood Library with his partner, David Feldman, and the Chapman University exhibition “My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County”. In August 2017, LACMA announced their acquisition of one of Gomez’s works, Cut-Outs (2015), into their permanent collection. Cut-Outs is a full-room installation of acrylic-on-cardboard panels and sculptures which Gomez started during his residency at Institute for the Humanities Gallery at the University of Michigan in 2015.

    Gomez has exhibited at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, LACMA, Denver Art Museum, MFA Houston, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Torrance Art Museum, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, MCA San Diego and Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) among many others. Gomez’s work has been covered in the Atlantic, the New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, NPR, the Los Angeles Times, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, and CNN among others. Gomez lives and works in West Hollywood, California.

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Fritsch Koons Ray, Acrylic on magazine, 11 x 17 inches, 2015

Ramiro Gomez

PRESS/SHOW REVIEWS:

Ramiro Gomez in "Home - So Different, So Appealing" opening at Museum of Fine Arts Houston Opens November 17

Ramiro Gomez and David Feldman in "Hold These Truths" at No Longer Empty, opening November 13

Ramiro Gomez Now Represented in New York by PPOW Gallery

New York Times Features Ramiro Gomez in Review of "The Sweat of Their Face" at Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

Ramiro Gomez's Lupita, Leaving acquired by the Denver Art Museum

Ramiro Gomez’s “Despues del Trabajo” acquired by Chapman University's Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Patrick Martinez and Ramiro Gomez in "My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County" exhibition at Chapman University, September 13 - January 5

Ramiro Gomez Profile for The Guardian

Ramiro Gomez and David Feldman "In West Hollywood" opening at the West Hollywood Library August 23

LACMA’s Art Here and Now (AHAN) Studio Forum acquires Ramiro Gomez’s “Cut-Outs"

“Happy Birthday Mr. Hockney” featuring Ramiro Gomez in conversation with Lawrence Weschler, Tacita Dean, and Charles Falco at the Getty August 8th at 7pm

Peter Schjeldahl reviews "Home - So Different, So Appealing" exhibition featuring Ramiro Gomez for the New Yorker

Ramiro Gomez in "Home - So Different, So Appealing" at LACMA, opening June 11

Ramiro Gomez working and performing at the Whitney Museum from May 30 to June 1

Boulder Weekly Reviews Ramiro Gomez's work in "Mi Tierra" at Denver Art Museum

Ramiro Gomez’s acrylic on cardboard diptych Work and Home (A Family’s Daily Separation) enters the permanent collection of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Ramiro Gomez featured in French/German television feature on David Hockney in Los Angeles (appearance around the 7'20 mark)

PBS Newshour Profiles Ramiro Gomez and the Mi Tierra Show at Denver Art Museum

Ramiro Gomez Featured in SOLAR Magazine

Ramiro Gomez is participating in the group show "Occupancies," opening at Boston University Art Gallery February 2nd

Ramiro Gomez featured on KCRW's "Tell Trump: An artist’s view"

RAMIRO GOMEZ EXHIBITING HIS CUT-OUTS INSTALLATION IN LACMA PACIFIC STANDARD TIME BOOTH AT LA ART SHOW January 11-15

Dana Self reviews “Domestic Seen” at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art featuring Ramiro Gomez

Office of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Releases Video Profile of Gallery Artist Ramiro Gomez

Ramiro Gomez in Group Exhibition "Domestic Seen" at the Nerman Museum opening October 20th

Ramiro Gomez in group show "S/Election", opening at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery October 16 from 2-5pm

"And Who is My Neighbor" curated by Nery Gabriel Lemus, including work by Ramiro Gomez and Patrick Martinez on view now at Biola University through October 28

Ramiro Gomez and Lawrence Weschler In Conversation Transcript for Public Books

Ramiro Gomez exhibiting in "The Gildless Age" at Torrance Art Museum, Opening September 3

Essence Harden reviews Southland for SFAQ

Shana Nys Dambrot reviews Ramiro Gomez’s On Melrose for Art Ltd Magazine

Ramiro Gomez to Participate in Denver Art Museum's "Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place" Exhibition, Opening February 19, 2017

Ezrha Jean Black Discusses Ramiro Gomez's "On Melrose" for Artillery Magazine

Vanity Fair UK Recommends "Domestic Scenes: The Art of Ramiro Gomez" by Lawrence Weschler

CBC Radio Interviews Ramiro Gomez

Carolina Miranda profiles Ramiro Gomez for the Los Angeles Times

Christopher Knight Reviews Ramiro Gomez's "On Melrose" for the Los Angeles Times

Catherine Wagley discusses Ramiro Gomez's "On Melrose" for LA Weekly

Ramiro Gomez's On Melrose Reviewed by Matt Stromberg for CARLA

Ramiro Gomez and Lawrence Weschler on the Brian Lehrer Show for WNYC

The Observer Recommends Ramiro Gomez Presentation at the New York Academy of Art April 22

The Atlantic on Ramiro Gomez

Ramiro Gomez Featured on KCRW's Design and Architecture

Ramiro Gomez and Lawrence Weschler In Conversation at NYU April 19th

Jen Graves from The Stranger reviews Lawrence Weschler’s Domestic Scenes - The Art of Ramiro Gomez

Ramiro Gomez on NPR's Morning Edition with Susan Stamberg

Lawrence Weschler's "Domestic Scenes: The Art of Ramiro Gomez" featured in the May issue of GQ UK

Ramiro Gomez "Energy and Soul" will be available at the Terrence Higgins Trust Live Auction at Christie’s London March 17th

Pre-order "Domestic Scenes: The Art of Ramiro Gomez" by Lawrence Weschler through Abrams Books now

Ramiro Gomez in MOLAA's 20th Anniversary Exhibition "MOLAA at Twenty: 1996–2016" Opening February 27th

Watch Ramiro Gomez in conversation with Lawrence Weschler, Liza Lou and Edward Hirsch from Boston College

Ramiro Gomez in Conversation with Lawrence Weschler, Liza Lou and Edward Hirsch at Boston College January 21st

Ramiro Gomez's "Clara Cleaning (after Koons)" Acquired by the Crocker Art Museum

Video of Ramiro Gomez and Lawrence Weschler in conversation at the Chicago Humanities Festival

LA Times Datebook Recommends Ramiro Gomez's Cut-Outs

Ramiro Gomez Named One of Out Magazine's 100 People of 2015

Video: The Atlantic on Ramiro Gomez "Portraits of the Unseen Domestic Laborers Behind LA's Mansions"

Lawrence Weschler on Ramiro Gomez in the NY Times Magazine

Video feature on Phase 1 of Ramiro Gomez's Residency at the University of Michigan

Ramiro Gomez in Harpers Bazaar ART Latin America

Ramiro Gomez: Cut-Outs Opens at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities April 15

South Bay Magazine profiles Ramiro Gomez for its Arts Issue

OCMA's Dan Cameron names Ramiro Gomez's Domestic Scenes in Top 20 Shows of 2014

Los Angeles Magazine Names Ramiro Gomez "10 To Watch" in 2015

Ramiro Gomez and Nery Gabriel Lemus are participating in the group show, Crossing Borders at CSU Dominguez Hills, opening October 22

Carolina Miranda's review of Machine Project's Gamble House Exhibition for the LA Times features discussion of Ramiro Gomez

Artnet calls CJG Booth at EXPO CHICAGO a Must-See

Los Angeles Magazine on Ramiro Gomez at MOLAA

Ramiro Gomez a part of Artopia for LA Weekly People 2014

Ramiro Gomez one of LA Weekly's 'People 2014'

Ramiro Gomez in group show "Distant Parallels" at Molaa, Opening April 26

Ramiro Gomez in group show (in)Visible & (dis)Embodied opening April 25 at District of Columbia Arts Center

Ramiro Gomez Artist Presentation and Discussion at Congregation Kol Ami - Friday March 21

ARTVOICES Reviews Ramiro Gomez

Daily Serving on Ramiro Gomez

Ramiro Gomez "No Splash" Limited Edition Print Now Available

Letras Libres Profile on Ramiro Gomez

Ramiro Gomez on NPR

Leah Ollman Reviews Ramiro Gomez "Domestic Scenes" for the LA Times

Ramiro Gomez "Domestic Scenes" - Digital Catalog

Fusion on Ramiro Gomez

Beautiful Decay feature on Ramiro Gomez

Fast Company on Ramiro Gomez

Ramiro Gomez on MSNBC

PolicyMic Interview with Ramiro Gomez

Hyperallergic on Ramiro Gomez

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Ramiro Gomez, Domestic Seen, Installation at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 2016