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Artist Talk by Ramiro Gomez

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
12:00 AM
Institute for the Humanities, 202 S. Thayer, #1022

Ramiro Gomez was born in 1986 in San Bernardino, CA. His life-sized cardboard figures document the predominantly Hispanic workforce who "work tirelessly behind the scenes to maintain the beautiful imagery of these affluent area" around Los Angeles.

In 2013 Gomez had a solo exhibition at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, and was an artist-in-residence at the CSUF Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA. Also in 2013, Gomez exhibited at the AFL-CIO National Convention, where he was also a Guest Lecturer. He also gave lectures at Stanford University, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara from 2012-13. The City of West Hollywood, CA awarded Gomez with a residency in 2013, where he installed a mural in West Hollywood Park – a project titled The Caretakers, which remains on view. His work has been covered in the Washington Post, NPR, the Los Angeles Times, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, and CNN. Gomez lives and works in West Hollywood, CA.