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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

RAM BRISUENO

RAM BRISUENO

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Artist Work

drum flower song
2016
collage, acrylic, paper and thread
Ramus and the Journey to Freehome
2019
collage, acrylic, pen, paper
Santos Suenos
2018
collage, acrylic, clay, thread, found object
walking with ancestors
2019
wire, found object
bloom (Charles)
2018
collage, acrylic, clay, thread, found object
bloom bloom bloom (drums)
2019
collage, acrylic, clay, metal, wood, and found object

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)
2019

Artist Statement

My work uses a variety of mediums, materials, and objects to create narratives that relate to personal identity and social perceptions with an emphasis on highlighting textures, color and form and bringing the work together with attention to both surface and concealed images and meanings revealed through intuitive response allowing a compositional unity that creates themes of mythmaking and personal identity. Felix Gonzalez-Torres, an artist I greatly admire, put it simply "Above all else, it is about leaving a mark that I existed: I was here. I was hungry. I was defeated. I was happy. I was sad. I was in love. I was afraid. I was hopeful. I had an idea and I had a good purpose and that's why I made works of art."

Artist Bio

My work uses a variety of mediums, materials, and objects to create narratives that relate to personal identity and social perceptions with an emphasis on highlighting textures, color and form and bringing the work together with attention to both surface and concealed images and meanings revealed through intuitive response allowing a compositional unity that creates themes of mythmaking and personal identity.

2019 Street Dreams, Baltimore, MD Atlas Gallery
2017 Spice Life, New York, NY. Shared exhibition with Joshua Fennel.
Holiday Art Show with Fleckenstein Gallery. Group exhibition.

2016 drums, Indiginal Artisan and Wellness Studio, Baltimore, MD. Solo exhibition.
Holiday Art with Towson ARTS Collective. Group exhibition.
Holiday Art Show with Fleckenstein Gallery. Group exhibition.

2015 Glorious, Washington, DC. Solo exhibition.
Strawberry Letter 23, Indiginal Artisan and Wellness Studio, Baltimore, MD.
Solo exhibition.
Holiday Art Show with Fleckenstein Gallery. Group exhibition.

2014 The Gift of Mediation, The Red House, Baltimore, MD. Group exhibition.

2012 In and Out of the Woods. Towson Arts Collective. Towson, MD. Group exhibition.

2011 The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Mobtown Theater at Meadow Mill, Baltimore, MD.
Capital Canvas for a Cause, Washington, DC. Solo exhibition/fundraiser.
4th Anniversary Show. Towson Arts Collective. Towson, MD. Group exhibition.
Travelin’ Shoes: An exhibition in affiliation with the Black Male Identity project,
Fleckenstein Gallery, Baltimore, MD. A three-person exhibition.

2010 Vision, Antresian Gallery, Baltimore, MD. Group exhibition. Closer, Mobtown Theater at Meadow Mill, Baltimore, MD.
Capital Canvas for a Cause, Washington, DC. Solo exhibition/fundraiser.

2009 Towson Arts Collective. Towson, MD. Group exhibition. La Marsa, Baltimore, MD. Solo exhibition.

2008 Art at the Top of the World, Baltimore, MD. Group exhibition. Faces and Forms. Towson Arts Collective. Towson, MD. Group exhibition. Queer Art Show. Moveable Feast. Baltimore, MD. Group exhibition. Out of Order. Maryland Art Place. Baltimore, MD. Group exhibition.

2007 National/International. Towson Arts Collective. Towson, MD. Group exhibition. Suburbia Redefined. Towson Arts Collective. Towson, MD. Group exhibition. 2005 Project: Picture Window. The Station North Arts & Entertainment District, Baltimore, MD. Group exhibition various sites throughout Baltimore City.
2004 Hall of Portraits. ARTSCAPE, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. Group exhibition of “portraits,” displayed a mixed media print. Artist Tent, Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore, MD. Group show of books created by the artist in limited editions. 2003 NOTEBOOK. ARTSCAPE, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. Group exhibition. Mary’s garden. Donna’s Cafe, Baltimore, MD. Solo exhibition of prints, watercolors and collage work. 2001 SPEAK. ARTSCAPE, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. Group exhibition of various works relating to “words,” created a video filmed around the Baltimore area.