Chuck Ramirez (1962-2010)

Ruiz-Healy Art is the exclusive representative for the estate of Chuck Ramirez. Contact us for availability of prints. Some editions are closed or sold out.

Chuck Ramirez (1962-2010), one of San Antonio’s most beloved artists, was a major force in the San Antonio art community before his untimely death in a 2010 cycling accident. A 2002 Artpace resident, Ramirez’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. As an artist and graphic designer, Ramirez employed the visual and conceptual techniques found in contemporary advertising and package design, isolating and re-contextualizing familiar objects to explore cultural identity, mortality, and consumerism through his photographs and installations.

In 2012, The Smithsonian American Art Museum purchased Ramirez’ limited edition large-format photograph, Seven Days: Breakfast Tacos, for the institution’s permanent collection. The work is currently included in the traveling exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art.

The McNay Art Museum will exhibit the first significant survey of his work in the upcoming exhibition Chuck Ramirez: All This and Heaven Too. The exhibition is organized by the McNay’s Chief Curator/Curator of Contemporary Art René Paul Barilleaux and opens to the public Thursday, September 14th, 2017.

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Marsh, C.C. “Chuck Ramirez: Minimally Baroque”, Pastelegram Issue #2, October 21, 2011.
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Fisch, Sarah. “Rocket Man: San Antonio gets a little darker”, San Antonio Current, November 10, 2010.
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Jones, Mark. “Carrot and Wine (on Stieren Street)”, San Antonio Current blog, September, 2007.
Gupta, Anjali. “Chuck Ramirez: Purse Portraits (2005-2007)”, ArtLies, Summer 2007, pp 32-39.
Owen, K. “Photos of Chuck Ramirez, ‘Deeply Superficial,’ at Peeler Art Center” February 1-March 5, 2006 
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ART PACE, International Artist-In-Residence New Works 02.1
Davenport, Bill. Tire Iron # 30, Glasstire, November, 2001.
Davenport, Bill. Tire Iron # 13, Glasstire, June, 2001.
Park, Glenna. “Kitsch and Kulchur,” Voices of Art, Oct./Nov., 1995.