About

Camilo Ramirez was born in Santa Monica, California and raised in Bogota, Colombia as well as various cities throughout California, Texas and in Miami, Florida. He holds a B.F.A. in Photography from Florida International University and an M.F.A. in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is currently on view at the Danforth Museum, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Peter Miller Fine Art with upcoming exhibitions at the New York Photo Festival, Atlanta Photo Group, Medium Festival of Photography, Midwest Center for Photography, Seoul International Photo Festival and The Center for Fine Art Photography.

He was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Grant in 2009 and an Emerson Faculty Advancement Fund Grant in 2014. This year he was awarded an Emerson Consumer Awareness Project Grant, a ArtWorcester Biennial Juror’s Prize, a Review Santa Fe 100 invitation, a Lensculture 50 Emerging Talent Award, and is the winner of the BOAAT Press Photography Competition. His work has been featured on CNN, The Boston Globe, the latest issue of Aint-Bad Magazine and in an upcoming limited edition monograph to be published by BOAAT Press in 2015. Camilo currently lives and works in Boston, MA where he serves as SPE Northeast Regional Vice-Chair and Assistant Professor of Photography at Emerson College.
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Education

Massachusetts College of Art + Design, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Master of Fine Arts, Photography, 2006

Florida International University, Miami, Florida

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, Magna Cum Laude, 2001
  • Minor in Art History - Specialized in History of Photography

Miami-Dade College, Miami, Florida

  • Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts, 1998

International Fine Arts College, Miami, Florida

  • Associate of Arts, Computer Graphics, 1997

Selected Exhibitions

* Indicates Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2016

2015

2014

  • 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Juried by Malcom Daniel, Houston, TX
  • The American South presented by Aint-Bad Magazine, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
  • The American South presented by Aint-Bad Magazine, The Morris Museum, Augusta, GA
  • The American South presented by Aint-Bad Magazine, Oglethorpe Gallery, Savannah, GA
  • The American South presented by Aint-Bad Magazine, Dashboard Co-Op, Atlanta, GA
  • HUE, Darkroom Gallery, Juried by Al Satterwhite, Essex Junction VT
  • Community of Artists, Danforth Museum, Juried by Katherine French, Framingham, MA
  • Carousel Slideshow V, The New Art Center, Newton, MA

2013

  • Winter Solstice Exhibition, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, MA
  • [Photo]gogues: New England, Flash Forward Festival, Curated by Paula Tognarelli, Boston, MA
  • Community of Artists, Danforth Museum, Juried by Katherine French, Framingham, MA
  • All Visual Boston Slideshow III, Spectacle Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

2012

  • Community of Artists, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
  • All Visual Triangle, The Pinkhook, Durham, NC
  • iPhotography, An Exhibition of Cell Phone Photographs, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • All Visual Boston, Spectacle Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Reelin' In the Year: Benefit Auction, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

2011

  • Details at a Distance, Two person exhibition with Irina Rozovsky, Fountain Studios, Brooklyn, NY *
  • Boston Fresh Works, Magenta Flash Forward Festival, Curated by George Slade, Boston, MA
  • Trancend the Ordinary, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

2010

  • Familiar Bodies, Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Faculty Exhibition: Camilo Ramirez & Irina Rozovsky, Two Person Exhibition, Gallery 303, New England Institute of Art, Brookline, MA *
  • Massart Annual Benefit Art Auction, Massachusetts College of Art + Design, Boston, MA
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellows Exhibition, The Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

2009

  • The Relentless Eye, The Helen Day Art Center, Juried by Eirik Johnson, Stowe, VT

2008

  • Jamaica Plain Artists, Logan International Airport, Boston, MA

2007

  • SUM, Johnson State College, Scott Gallery, Johnson, VT
  • Two by Four: Video Exhibition, Broward Community College Art Gallery, Pembroke Pines, FL
  • On the Ground, Solo Exhibition, Medellin Cultural Center Gallery, Medellin, Colombia *

2006

  • On the Ground, Solo Exhibition, 301 Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA *
  • Mission Hill Artists Collective, Parker Hill Branch Library, Roxbury, MA
  • Meet Me in Miami, Special Exhibition for Art Miami, Miami, FL
  • M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art + Design, Boston MA

2003

  • Between Realities, Solo Exhibition, Books and Books, Coral Gables, FL *

Selected Awards, Honors, Bibliography and Links

2015

2014

  • Online Annex - The Human-Altered Landscape, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, juried by Russell Lord
  • Critical Mass Finalist, Photolucida, Portland, OR
  • Review Santa Fe Finalist, Center, Santa Fe, NM juried by Marteen Schilt, Alec Soth, Amber Terranova
  • Faculty Advancement Fund Grant, Emerson College, juried by committee

2012

2011

  • The Boston Globe, June 7, A Focused Look at Some Fresh Viewpoints, by Cate McQuaid

2009

  • Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Photography, Boston, MA, juried by Paul Shambroom, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Phillip Prodger, Frank Noelker

2006

  • The Boston Globe, April 21, Graduating Class: Artists to Watch, by Cate McQuaid

2002

  • First Place - Juan P. Loumiet Art Prize, Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL

Artist Lectures

2015

  • Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA
  • Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
  • The Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Miami Dade College, Miami, FL

2014

  • Massachusetts College of Art + Design, Boston, MA
  • Simmons College, Boston, MA
  • Introduction and discussion of “Finding Vivian Maier”, Bright Lights Series, Emerson College, Boston, MA

2011

  • The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, MA

2010

  • The New England Institute of Art, Brookline, MA

2007

  • Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
  • Medellin Community Center Art Gallery, Medellin, Colombia

Teaching Experience

Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Assistant Professor of Photography, Department of Visual and Media Arts, 2013 to Present
  • Part-time Faculty, Department of Visual and Media Arts, 2006 to 2013

Massachusetts College of Art + Design, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Professional and Continuing Education Department, 2005 to 2013
  • Visiting Lecturer, Studio Foundation Department, 2007 to 2008
  • Visiting Lecturer, Photography Department, 2005 to 2008

The New England Institute of Art, Brookline, Massachusetts

  • Adjunct Faculty, Photography Department, 2008 to 2013

Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida

  • Adjunct Faculty, Design Technology Department, 1999 to 2004

University of Miami, Miami, Florida

  • Teacher's Aide, Beaux Arts Center at the Lowe Art Museum, 1998

Professional Experience

Camilo Ramirez Photography and Design

  • Freelance Photography, Web and Graphic Design, 1997 to Present

Studio Assistant

  • Assistant to Nicholas Nixon, Brookline, MA, 2006

Digital Photography Lab Manager

  • Graduate Photography Program, Massachussets College of Art + Design, 2005 to 2006

Computer and Network Technician

  • Campus Network Services Department, Miami Dade College, 1998 to 2000

Professional Service

Society for Photographic Education

  • Northeast Regional Vice Chair, 2015 to Present

Developed Images Magazine, Emerson College

  • Co-Juror, 2006 to Present
  • Preparing a Print, Workshop, 2012
  • Faculty Advisor, 2011

Curriculum Advisor and Consultant

  • Emerson College, BFA Thesis Advisor, Fall 2008, Spring 2011, Spring 2014
  • Emerson College, Photography specialization curriculum rewrite, 2012
  • Emerson College, Exhibition Coordinator: Photo Practicum, Mutchnick Center, Fall 2011
  • Massachussetts College of Art + Design, C.E. Department, Web Curriculum update, 2011
  • The New England Institute of Art, Photography Department, Web Course integration, 2010
  • Miami Dade College, Design Technology Dept, Web and Digital Photography integration, 2001