Aurie Ramirez

Born 1962, Sangley Point, Philippines
Has practiced at Creative Growth since 1997

Aurie Ramirez’s sophisticated, delicately rendered watercolor and ink compositions create an ever-expanding fantasy world where fragments of 18th century dandyism, neo-Victorian decorum, psychedelia, Venetian masquerade, Glam Rock sex, and Punk fetishism are repeated and transformed. Aurie’s work is largely inspired by the Addams Family and she is a devoted fan of the rock band Kiss; she frequently pays homage to the group by painting the band or adapting their audacious fashion sense to otherwise ordinary things like coffee cups or rainbows.

Aurie has exhibited her work in shows at White Columns and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, ABCD in Paris, and Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne. Aurie’s work is included in the private collections of Nicolas Rohatyn and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Eileen and Michael Cohen, Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Donald and Mera Rubell, among many others.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2019
The Creative Commons, ArtYard, Frenchtown
Outsider Art Fair, New York

2018
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Butterfly’s Nautilus, et al. Gallery, Mexico City
Issue 3, Good Luck Gallery, Los Angeles

2017
Esqueleto, Oakland, CA
Everyday Visionaries, Target, New York
Known/Unknown, Museum of Sex, New York
New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami

2016
Duvel Moortgat Fund, MADmusée Liège, Belgium
American Dream, Direct Art Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
Outside, Karma, Amagansett, New York, curated by Matthew Higgs
Outsider Art Fair, New York

2015
Vis-à-vis, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, curated by Michael Mahalchick
Fetching Blemish, Invisible Exports, New York
The Apartment, Vancouver
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo

2014
Outsider Art Fair, New York
New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami

2013
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Metal Coyote, Y Gallery, New York, curated by Aldo Sanchez
Creative Growth, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco
Undercover Genius, Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma
Superduper Market, Paper Magazine, New York

2012
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Independent Art Fair, New York
Frieze Art Fair, New York
The Art of Cooking, Royal T Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Hanne Mugaas
John Hiltunen +1, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, curated by Matthew Higgs
Cutlog Art Fair, Paris
New Art Dealers Association Fair, Miami

2011
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Create, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley
White Columns, New York
Faces, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco
New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami

2010
Outsider Art Fair, New York
In The House, MadMusée, Belgium

2009
Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
Revealing the Human, Arts Project, Melbourne
Chromatic: 35 Colorful Years of Creative Growth, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco

2008
Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art, Chicago
Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, curated by Julio Morales

2007
Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles
ABCD, Paris
Observer Event, New York

2006
Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles
Visionary Output: Work by Creative Growth Artists, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Armory Art Fair, New York
Outsider Art Fair, New York

2005
New Art Dealers Association Fair, Miami
Intuit Fair of Folk and Outsider Art, Chicago
White Columns, New York
Leon Borensztein and His Friends: A Look At Creative Growth Artists and Their Work, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, curated by René de Guzman and Tom di Maria

2004
Outsider Art Fair, New York

2003
Black Rainbow, Lucky Tackle Gallery, Oakland, curated by Anne Collier

2002
Brut Love, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, curated by Reanne Estrada