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EDUCATION

M.F.A. 2004 Printmaking, University of Washington
M.A. 2000 Education, San Francisco State University
C.T.C. 1999 Spanish/English Bilingual California Single Subject Teaching Credential (Art, Social Sciences, Spanish Language), San Francisco State University
B.A. 1993 History Major, Art Minor, University of California at Santa Cruz

SOLO EXHIBITION RECORD

2012 Lore, Edmonds Community College Gallery, Lynnwood WA
2011 &/or: Jesse Brown & Kristen T. Ramirez, OK Hotel, Seattle WA
Apartment Portraits, Caffe Fiore, Seattle WA
2010 Drunk Dialing, The Telephone Room, Tacoma WA
Homecoming, Magpie Cafe, Sacramento CA
2009 Ghosts of Commerce Past, Grey Gallery and Lounge, Seattle WA
Bridge Talks Back, Fremont Bridge residency, commissioned by the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Seattle WA
2008 Signs of Every Stripe, ArtWorks mural, funded by Sound Transit, Seattle WA
2007 A City Makes Herself, Billboard at Union Street Electric Substation, selected by Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle, WA
Ballard Charms, Portalis Wine Bar, Seattle WA
2006 Everywhere/Nowhere, Gallery 4Culture, Seattle WA
2005 Irrational Exuberance, Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle WA

GROUP EXHIBITION RECORD

2012 Yesterday's Tomorrow, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner WA
Tote, Southwestern Michigan College Art Gallery, Dowagiac MI
2011 Spin a Tale! Emerald City, community mural, funded by Sound Transit, Seattle WA
Home, community mural, funded by Path with Art, Seattle WA
2010 Links Invitational, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland WA
Legacies in Print, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
Faculty Exhibition, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
Bad Words, Twilight Art Collective, Seattle WA
Pratt Fine Arts Center Instructor Showcase, Seattle City Hall, Seattle WA
The Printed Poster, Pratt Fine Arts Center Gallery, Seattle WA
2008 Salo(o)n, Grey Gallery and Lounge, Seattle WA
A to Z: Text and Art, Pratt Fine Arts Center Gallery, Seattle WA
Printmakers’ Showcase, Some Space Gallery, Seattle WA
King County Public Art Collection Showcase, Sammamish City Hall, Sammamish WA
Faculty Exhibition, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
Are We There Yet?, print portfolio exhibited at Southern Graphics Council, Virginia Commonwealth University
Artist Trust 2008 Benefit Auction, Seattle WA
Pratt Fine Arts Center 2008 Benefit Auction, Seattle WA
2007 Site Specific, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
Bumbershoot Art & Music Festival, Peddling Art, Seattle WA
Pratt Fine Arts Center Gallery, Instructor Exhibition, Seattle WA
City Light/City Art, Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle WA
Urban, Part Two, Alexis Hotel, Seattle WA
Henry Bash, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA
Drawing No Conclusions, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids MI
Here and Now, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle WA
Charting Maps, Lee Center for the Arts, Seattle WA
2006 Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach, Miami FL
Works on Paper, Davidson Contemporary Gallery, Seattle WA
Painting Marathon, CoCA, Seattle WA
Defined and Undefined, ArtsWest Gallery, West Seattle, WA
Shard, CoCA, Seattle WA
Seattle Printmaking Association Group Invitational, CoCA, Seattle WA
Personally Public, Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle WA
2005 SOIL Art Gallery Art Auction, Western Bridge Gallery, Seattle WA
Rivet Magazine Art Auction, Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle WA
PONCHO Scholarship Awards Exhibition, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle WA
Greenwood Art Council’s ArtWalk, Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle WA
2004 Members Only, Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle WA
Prints, BallardWorks, Seattle WA
Staff Lounge, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, University House, Seattle WA
2003 Works on Paper and 3-D, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of WA, Seattle WA
No-Tell Motel, CMA Gallery, UW
Anything Everything, CMA Gallery, University of Washington
Who’s Your Valley, Rainier Beach Community Center, Seattle WA
Disorientation, Richard Hugo House, Seattle WA
Coupling, CMA Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle WA
M.F.A. Works in Progress, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of WA, Seattle WA
2002 Dia de los Muertos Exhibit, Ridley Gallery, Sierra College, Rocklin CA
Box Fever, Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station CA
Post-Postcard 6: Small Format Multiples Invitational, Southern Exposure, SF, CA
2001 Introductions in Print, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Gallery, SF CA
Post-Postcard 5: Small Format Multiples Invitational, Southern Exposure, SF CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Regina Hackett, “Art and Golf in a Gallery,” Another Bouncing Ball, Art Journal Weblog, July 28, 2010
Lynn Jacobson, “Mini Golf with an Artsy Spin at the Kirkland Arts Center,” Seattle Times, July 22, 2010
Rachel Shimp, “Seattle Artist Kristen Ramirez Still Building Bridges,” Seattle Times, February 21, 2010
Regina Hackett, “Kristen T. Ramirez: All-Ways Warm,” Another Bouncing Ball, Arts Journal Weblog, November 21, 2009
Jen Graves, “Kudos Overload: Does Seattle Deserve Its Reputation for Public Art?,” The Stranger, June 16, 2009
Kim Murphy, “Artist Ponders Sights and Sounds of Seattle’s Fremont Bridge,” Los Angeles Times, June 14, 2009
Jen Graves, “Taking It Back To The Bridge,” SLOG (the Stranger blog), June 9, 2009
Nancy Guppy, featured on the Seattle Channel’s ArtZone, June 4, 2009
Dave Ross, interview featured on The Dave Ross Show, KIRO Radio, Seattle, June 9, 2009
Nicole Brodeur, “Odes to the Fremont Bridge Abound,” Seattle Times, June 5, 2009
Gayle Clemans, Notions of Place and Space,” Seattle Times, March 9, 2007
Nate Lippens, “Works on Paper”, Visual Codec, August 2006
Adriana Grant, “Seattle Weekly’s Guide to Ultrapersonal Fall Fashion,” Seattle Weekly, Sept. 26, 2006
Regina Hackett, “Sneaky Public Art Coming Your Way at Crawlspace,” Seattle P-I, April 28, 2006
Sue Peters, “Personally Public,” Seattle Weekly, April 26, 2006
Regina Hackett, “In Seattle Galleries” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 24, 2006
Regina Hackett, “’Catalog’ artists chart their experiences,” Seattle P-I, December 23, 2005
Regina Hackett, “Artist Ramirez embraces the happy cacophony that is America,” Seattle P-I, Feb 3, 2005
Regina Hackett, “UW Master of Fine Arts students deserve a shot in the spotlight,” Seattle P-I, June 11, 2004
Perri Lynch, “Place & Permanence in Contemporary Art,” Southern Graphics Conference, Boston MA, October 2002
Terri Cohn, “Art and Tragedy: Reflections on September 11,” Artweek, Feb. 2002, Vol. 33, Issue 1

GRANTS & AWARDS

2009 Seattle Magazine Artist Spotlight, Fall 2009
Fremont Bridge Artist in Residence, City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Summer 2009
2007 Individual Artists Program, 4Culture Special Projects 2007 Award, Peddling Art (with artist Laura Wright), Seattle WA
Artist Trust GAP Grant, Seattle WA
ArtPatch Healthy Funding Award, Seattle WA
Nominee, Contemporary Northwest Art Award, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR
2006 Union Street Electric Public Art commission, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
Individual Artists Program, 4Culture Special Projects 2006 Award, Peddling Art (with artist Laura Wright), Seattle WA
2006 Artist Honorarium and Solo Exhibition, Gallery 4Culture, Seattle WA
2005 Juror’s Pick, Greenwood Phinney Artwalk, Seattle WA
2004-05 PONCHO Artist-in-Residence Scholarship, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle WA
2003 Lambda Rho Juror’s Award, Works on Paper and 3-D, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, UW
2003 Research and Recognition Award, UW
2002 Nordstrom Scholarship, UW
2000 Laura E. Settle Scholarship, California Retired Teachers Association, San Francisco State University
1999 Crumpton/Baxter/Bonham Memorial Scholarships, San Francisco State University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2006-present Manager of Academic & Community Engagement, Manager of Summer & External Programs, Art Department Faculty, Mexico Study Abroad Program, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
2006-present Instructor, Printmaking + Painting + Portfolio Development, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle WA
2009 + 2006 Adjunct Faculty, Fine Art Department, Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood WA
2006-2008 Instructor, Teen Summer Program, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
2005-2006 High School Teacher, Privett Academy, Mercer Island WA
2004-2006 Assistant to the Provost, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
2003-2004 Assistant Director, Friesen Gallery, Seattle WA
2004 Instructor of Record: Concepts in Printmaking, U of Washington, Seattle
2003 Summer Arts Fundamentals Teacher, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA
2003 Teaching Assistant: Issues and Influences in Contemporary Art, UW, Seattle WA
2000-2002 Artists in Education Program Director, Southern Exposure, San Francisco CA
2001-2002 Mission Grafica Print & Poster Archivist, Mission Cultural Center, SF CA
2000-2001 Museum Teacher, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland CA
1999-2000 High School Teacher, Newcomer High School, SF CA
1998 Human Rights Intern, Global Exchange, Oaxaca, Mexico
1997-1998 Middle School Teacher, Everett Middle School, San Francisco, CA
1996-1997 Instructional Intern, Fine Art Classroom, Mission High School, San Francisco, CA
1995-1996 ESL Teacher, Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (J.E.T.), Miyazaki, Japan

COLLECTIONS

Whatcom Museum, Bellingham WA
4Culture Public Art Collection, Seattle WA
University of Washington, Special Collections Book Arts, Seattle WA
King County Neighborhoods Council, Seattle WA

LECTURES / RESIDENCIES / WORKSHOPS

2009 Artist in Residency, Fremont Bridge, City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
2008 Artist Residency, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Arts Connect Program, Tacoma WA
2007 Artist Lecture, Whatcom Museum, Art and Career Day, Bellingham WA
Artist Residency, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Arts Connect Program, Tacoma, WA
Artist Residency, Northwest School, Seattle, WA
2006 Artist Residency, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Arts Connect Program, Tacoma, WA
Artist Slide Lecture, Slide Crawl 3, Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle WA
Artist in Residence, Franklin High School, Seattle WA
Artist Lecture, South Park Youth Arts Program, Seattle WA
2005 Artist Residency, Bitterlake Community Center, Public Art Project, Seattle WA
Artist Residency, Hamilton Wood Type Museum, Two Rivers WI
2004 Artist Lecture, University House, Seattle WA
2002 Lecture, CO-LAB: Collaborations in Arts Education, San Francisco State University
Teaching Media Literacy, San Francisco Art Institute
2001 Attendee, Miradas Cruzadas: Parallel Visions: Mexican Women and Mexican-American Women in the Arts, Oaxaca Mexico
Artist Lecture, ArtShip Foundation’s Tuesday Art Series, Oakland CA
1999 Guest Lecture, The Untold Story of a Low-Intensity War in Loxicha: Human Rights Abuses in Oaxaca, Mexico, Global Exchange, San Francisco

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

2005-2006 ArtPatch, Board Member, Secretary
2004-2005 Crawl Space Art Gallery, member
2004-2005 College Art Association, member
2003-2004 Strange Company, Co-Chair, University of Washington
2002-present Seattle Print Association

EXHIBITIONS CURATED/JURIED/ORGANIZED

2005 Catalog, visual arts exhibition at SOIL Art Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle
2004 Works on You, art auction curated by Strange Company, m:pulse Arts Space, Seattle
2004 Coupling II, juried and organized by Strange Company, Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle WA
2003 NoTell Motel, exhibition juried by guest artist Claire Cowie, organized by Strange Company, Ceramics and Metals Arts Gallery, University of Washington

COLLABORATIONS

2006-07 Peddling Art, collaborative community art project with Laura Wright, Seattle WA
2005 The September Project, Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington
2004 The September Project, Seattle Public Library
2003 Who’s Your Valley?, collaborative public art project in Rainier Valley, Seattle with Landscape Architect, Michael Espenan; King County Neighborhoods Council collection