Claro Ramirez Lives and works in the Philippines Address: 24 Baghdad corner Beirut, B.F. Homes Paranaque, 1700 Pque., MM Tel: (632) 825-5325, Mobile: 0917-9536301 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Studied at: University of Santo Tomas, Commercial Arts, 1983-1985 University of the Philippines., B.A. Painting, 1986-1991 Selected Awards CCP Thirteen Artists Award, 2000. Cultural Center of the Philippines Visual Arts Venue Grant, 1999, 2002. Mex-Am Honorable Mention Grant, Vermont Studio Center, 1999 and 1996. Juror's Choice, Painting Category, Art Association of the Philippines Annual Competition, 1995 Finalist, Philippine Art Awards, 2001,1995 and 1994 Second Place, UP Sigma Delta Environmental Art Competition, 1991, 1990 Finalist, 23rd Shell National Art Competition, 1990 Solo Exhibitions 2002 Deep Penetration, Cultural Center of the Philippines Small Gallery, Manila 2000 Tampulan, Cultural Center of the Philippines Bulwagang Carlos Francisco, Manila 1998 Bagay? Bagay., Crucible Gallery, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong 1997 Recent Work, West Gallery, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong 1997 Dayo, Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, U.S.A. 1996 Palliative Formulations, Lopez Museum Gallery, Ortigas Center, Pasig Selected Group Exhibitions 2003 First Bulacan Art Festival, Pulilan, Bulacan 2003 Densities: Making Sense of Dense Cities, CCP Front Lawn, Manila 2002 Asian Comments, Copenhagen, Denmark 2002 City Transformers, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland 2002 Recent Works, Kulay Diwa Art Galleries, Parañaque City 2002 The Coaster Project, Destination: The World, A.W.O.L Gallery, Toronto and Havana Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Inner Mongolia Museum of Fine Arts, China; Galerie Wolfson, Aalborg, Denmark; Art Legacy Gallery, Hamphshire, England; Art Gallery Ripustus, Hameenlinna, Finland; Andreas Baumgartl Galerie, Munich and Atelier Block 16, Hannover, Germany; Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai, India; The Gallery of Mizpe Hayamim, Israel; Ichon Art Center and Museum of Chunghakdae, Korea; Museo de la Ciudad, Guadalajara, Mexico; West Gallery, Music Museum and Freedom Bar, Manila, Philippines; Otwarta Pracownia Gallery, Krakow, Poland; The Open Window Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa; Bilbao Arte and Espacio F Gallery, Spain; Artemis Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey; The Simon Wiesenthal Center, Museum of Tolerance, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Cultural Center, Woman Made Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Fuller Museum of Art, The National Center of African American Artists, Bernard Toale Gallery, Florence Lynch Gallery, Gallery Tonje, Parson’s Fine Arts Gallery, PS 122 Gallery, Rockland Art Center, and the Southeast Museum, United States 2002 Hilagyo, GSIS Museo ng Sining 2001 Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards, Metropolitan Museum of Manila 2001 Bangladesh Biennale, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2001 Depleted, The Drawing Room, Makati 2001 Annual Sound Art Festival, Surrounded by Water Gallery, Pasig 2000 Paper Over, Ayala Museum Gallery III, Makati 2000 CCP Thirteen Artists Award Exhibition, CCP Main Gallery, Manila 2000 Artist Friendship Association of Asia Exhibition,Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Japan and the Nanjin Museum, China 1999 Vision 21, Jorge Vargas Memorial Museum, Quezon City 1998 Sculptour, GSIS Museo ng Sining, Manila 1998 Second Fax Art Biennale, Gallery Showcase, The Showspace Galleries, Reykjavik, Iceland 1999 The Filipino Can!, Hiraya Gallery, Manila, NCCA Galleries, Manila, Jorge Vargas Memorial Museum, Quezon City, Museo Iloilo 1996 Functional Art, The Junk Shop, Cubao, Quezon City 1995 Painting by Numbers (One Hundred Artists), Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila 1990 Philippine Paintings: A Survey of Trends and Forms, Traveling ASEAN Show, Goethe Institut Manila, Quezon City 1990 Baguio Summer Arts Festival, University of the Philippines, Baguio 1987 6 x 8 / 8 x 12, Finale Art File, Makati Bibliography Guillermo, Alice. “Experiencing Installations,” Today, December 8, 2002. Tejero, Constantino. “The Year’s Most Significant Art Exhibits,” Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 23, 2002. Ruiz, Jose Tence. “Atras/Avant: Reflections from a Continuing Reinvention of the Thirteen Artists,” Pananaw, Phil. Journal of Visual Arts, Volume 4, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Manila, 2002. Labrador, Ana P. “A Bigger Drawing Room,” The Philippine Star, December 17, 2001 Flores, Patrick D. “Paper Over,” Ayala Museum, October 2000. Flores, Patrick D. “Coming and Going,” Cultural Center of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Award Catalogue, September 2000. Ruiz, Jose Tence. “M.M.Y.,” National Commission for Culture and the Arts, December 1999. Cañete, Reuben Ramas. “Tomorrow’s Art Today,” The Philippine Star, December 20, 1999. Lerma, Ramon E.S., "Claro Ramirez's Mish-Mash of Text and Objects," Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 9, 1998. Valdez, Violet. “Trash and Treasure,” Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 20, 1996. Cid Reyes, "Abstract Art of the Eighties," Art Philippines, The Crucible Workshop, Manila, 1992. Organizational Affiliations Member, Saturday Group of Artists, 1990. Member, Art Association of the Philippines, 1994. Member, Society of Philippine Sculptors, 1999.