Mel Ramos, American (1935 - 2018)

Born: July 24, Sacramento, CA
The popularity of his works is evident in the fact that since 1959 he has participated in more than 120 group shows. He has enjoyed great success and critical acclaim as an adventuresome artist with the creativity and sense of humor it takes to remain on top. Mel Ramos received his first important recognition in the early 1960s. Ramos, along with other artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and James Rosenquist, produced art works that celebrated aspects of popular culture as represented in mass media. His paintings were shown along with theirs in major exhibitions of Pop Art both in this country and in Europe and were reproduced, often with irony, in books, catalogs, and periodicals throughout the world.

Ramos was born in 1935 at Sacramento, California. Between 1954 and 1958 he studied at the Sacramento City College, the San José State College and the Sacramento State College, finishing with an M.A. From 1958 he taught at various institutions including Elk Grove High School, Mira Lama High School and California State College. In 1962-63 he began a series of garishly colored super-heroes taken from comic strips using a thick oleaginous pigment. In 1963 he was first included in a collective exhibition in Pop Goes the East at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston.

In 1964 he had his first one-man exhibition at the Bianchini Gallery, New York. In 1965 he developed a specific kind of Pop Art iconography by combining nude pin-up girls from American magazines and advertisements with branded products. In 1966 he exhibited at the Galerie Ricke, Kassel. In 1967 he had a solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art; In 1969 he was represented in the exhibition Human Concerns at the Whitney Museum, New York, and had a one-man exhibition at the Gegenverkehr, Aachen. He exhibited at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, in 1972, and was represented at the Pop Art exhibition at the Whitney Museum, New York, in 1974. In 1975 he had a retrospective at the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, and in 1977 at the Oakland Museum, California. In 1978 he was included in the exhibition Art About Art, Whitney Museum, New York and at the Church Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, and the Galeria Plura, Milan, Italy.

In 1980 The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University presented Mel Ramos: A Twenty Year Survey. 1981 saw a solo show at the Louis K. Meisel Gallery in New York City; in 1985 the Meisel Gallery mounted another, The Four Seasons, and he has been showing regularly with them since then: Beauty And The Beast in 1989, The Artist's Studio in 1991, Mel Ramos - The Heroines of 1962-64, and in 1993 Mel Ramos: The Unfinished Painting Series. Ramos has also been featured at the Hokin/Kaufman Gallery, Chicago (1986); Mel Ramos - Early Paintings was presented by Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne, West Germany in 1986, and Studio Trisorio, Naples, Italy featured his works in 1987. In 1994-95 Mel Ramos - Retrospective, a traveling exhibition in Germany and Austria, was shown at the Kunstverein Lingen, Lingen; the Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim; the Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel; and then went to Vienna under title Mel Ramos: Pop Art Images," showing at the Hochscule fur Angewandte Kunst.

Some critical observers of the "art scene" persist in classifying Mel Ramos as a Pop Artist. His identification with the Pop movement of the 1960's was much too narrow to account for the braoder context of his paintings. His humor is not satire of ridicule. His "parodies"are respectful, affectionate tributes, a celebration of images with personal meanining.

Ramos lived and maintained a studio for many years in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, spending part of each year at his home in Spain.

Mel Ramos passed away on October 14th 2018 in Oakland, California of heart failure.



1954-55 Sacramento Junior College, CA

1955-56 San Jose State College, CA

1957 Sacramento State College, B.A.

1958 Sacramento State College, M.A.


1958-60 Elk Grove High School

1960-66 Mira Loma High School

1965-66 Sacramento State University

1966 Arizona State University, Tempe

1966 California State University, Hayward


Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Franklin House Collection, San Francisco, CA

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN

Kunsthaus Darmstadt, Germany

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Neue Galerie Stadt Aachen, Germany

The Oakland Museum, CA

The Rose Art Museum, Bandeis University, Waltham, MA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Seattle Art Museum, WA

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


1986 National Endowment for the Visual Artists Fellowship Grant

1986 United States/France Exchange Fellowship


1964 Bianchini Gallery, New York, NY

1965 Bianchini Gallery, New York, NY

1965 David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1966 Galerie Ricke, Kassel, West Germany

1967 Galerie Tobies-Silex, Cologne, West Germany

1967 San Francisco Museum of Art, CA

1968 David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1968 Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

1969 Gallery Reese Palley, San Francisco, CA

1969 David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1969 Gegenverkehr, Aachen, West Germany

1970 Artist Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA

1971 Galerie Richard Fonchke, Ghent, Belgium

1971 French & Company, New York, NY

1971 Graphics Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1971 Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland

1972 Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT

1973 Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

1973 Madison Art Center, WI

1973 Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

1974 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1974 David Stuart Gallery, New York, NY

1975 Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, West Germany

1976 David Stuart Gallery, New York, NY

1976 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1977 The Oakland Museum, CA

1977 Morgan Gallery, Shawnee Mission, KS

1978 Church Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

1978 Galeria Plura, Milan, Italy

1979 Galeria Cadaques, Spain

1979 University Gallery, California State University, Chino, CA

1980 "Mel Ramos: A Twenty Year Survey," The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis

University, Waltham, MA, April 13 - May 16

1980 "Mel Ramos 'Upscapes'- A Salute to Morris Louis," Morgan Gallery,

Shawnee Mission, KS, June 20 - July 19

1980 Franz Wynans Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

1981 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1981 Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

1981 Modernism, San Francisco, CA

1982 Malinda Wyatt Gallery, Venice, CA

1982 Route 66, Philadelphia, PA

1985 "The Four Seasons," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY,

October 5-26

1986 Hokin/Kaufman Gallery, Chicago, IL, February

1986 "Mel Ramos - Early Paintings," Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne,

West Germany, September

1986 "Paintings 1962-1968," Modernism, San Francisco, CA, November 4 -

December 13

1987 Studio Trisorio, Naples, Italy

1988 Kunsthandlung Brigitte Haasner, Wiesbaden, West Germany

1988 James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1989 "Beauty And The Beast," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY,

February 4-25

1989 "The Artist's Studio," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, November 4-25

1991 "Mel Ramos - The Heroines of 1962-64," Louis K. Meisel Gallery,

New York, NY, October 5-26

1992 "Mel Ramos: Aquarelle und Frühe Grafiken," ARTAX, Kunsträume,

Düsseldorf, Germany, January 24 - March 15

1992 "Mel Ramos: Aquarelle und Grafiken," Maximilian Krips Galerie,

Cologne, Germany, June 13 - July 31

1993 "Mel Ramos: The Unfinished Painting Series," Louis K. Meisel

Gallery, New York, NY, October 30 - November 20

1994-95 "Mel Ramos - Retrospective," Germany and Austria

traveling exhibition: Kunstverein Lingen, Lingen, November 12 -

December 18, 1994; Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, January 15 -

March 5, 1995; Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, April 6 - June 5, 1995;

To Vienna under title “Mel Ramos: Pop Art Images,” Hochscule für

Angewandte Kunst in Wien, July 21 - August 26, 1995

1997 “Mel Ramos - Oleos, Acuarelas, Dibujos,” Galeria Levy, Madrid,

Spain, April 11 - May 26

1997 “Mel Ramos - Chic Women,” Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, May 1 -

June 30

1999 “Mel Ramos: The Lost Paintings of 1965,” Louis K. Meisel Gallery,

New York, NY, March 6-27

1999 -00 “Mel Ramos,” Italy and Germany traveling exhibition: Galleria Civica

di Modena, Palazzina Dei Giardini Corso Canalgrande, Modena,

Italy, January 24–April 25; Kunsthaus Hannover, Hannover, Germany,

May 9-July 18; Museum Moderner Kunst, Passau, Germany, July 30-

Sept. 26; Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Wilhelmshaven, Germany,

Oct.15-Dec. 5; Kunstforum Fränkisches Seeland, Gunzenhausen,

Germany, March 5-May 7


1959-61 "Winter Invitational," Palace of the Legion of Honor,

San Francisco, CA

1963 "Pop Goes The Easel," Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX

1963 "Some New Art in the Bay Area," San Francisco Art Institute, CA

1963 "Pop Art USA," Oakland Art Museum, CA

1963 "Six More," Los Angeles County Museum, CA

1963 "Mixed Media and Pop Art," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1963 "The Popular Image," Institute of Contemporary Art, London,


1964 "Contemporary Art - USA," Norfolk Museum, VA

1964 "First International Girlie Exhibit," The Pace Gallery, New York, NY

1964 "American Six," Bianchini Gallery, New York, NY

1964 "U.S.A. Nouvelles Peintures," American Embassy, Paris, France

1964 "El Bienal Americana de Arte," Cordoba, Argentina

1964 "Current Painting and Sculpture in the Bay Area,"

Stanford Museum,CA

1965 "The Arena of Love," Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1965 "Neue Realisten und Pop Art," Akademie Der Kunst, West Berlin

1965 "1¢ Life," Klipstein und Kornfield, Bern, Switzerland

1965 "Pop Art Nouveau Realisme, Etc." Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels,


1965 "Pop Art from U.S.A." Hamberger Kunstkabinett, Hamburg,

West Germany

1965 "In-Focus--A Look at Realism," Memorial Museum, Rochester, NY

1965 "Pop and the American Tradition," Milwaukee Art Center, WI

1965 "Master Drawings from Degas to Lichtenstein," Fort Worth Art

Center, TX

1966-67 "11 Pop Artists," Traveling Exhibition: Virginia Museum of Fine

Arts, Richmond, VA; American Federation of Arts Gallery, New

York, NY; Commercial Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Baltimore Museum

of Art, MD; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Flint Institute

of Arts, MI; Nelson Art Gallery, Kansas City, KS; Delgado Museum,

New Orleans, LA; Columbus Museum, OH; High Museum, Atlanta, GA;

Cincinnati Art Museum, OH; Portland Art Museum, OR; Oklahoma Art

Center, Oklahoma City; Also in Kassel, Hamburg, Berlin & Munich 1966-67 "New Banners," Multiples Inc., New York, NY

1966-67 "Some Aspects of California Painting," La Jolla Museum, CA

1966-67 "Critics' Choice," Long Beach Museum, CA

1967 Berkeley Gallery, San Francisco, CA (two-man)

1967 "Painters Behind the Painters," Palace of the Legion of Honor,

San Francisco, CA

1967 "Young Artists of the Sixties," The Collection of Mr. Charles

Cowles, Stanford Museum, Stanford University, CA

1967 "Pop Art," Galleria del Leone, Venice, Italy

1968 "West Coast Now," Portland Art Museum, OR

1968 "Forty Now California Painters," Ringling Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

1968 "Art 1968: Hang Ups and Put Downs," University of Wisconsin,

Milwaukee, WI

1968 "West Coast `68," Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

1969 "Pop Art Revisited," Heyward Gallery, London, England

1969 "Human Concern and Personal Torment," The Whitney Museum of American

Art, New York

1969 "Spirit of the Comics," Institute of Contemporary Art,

Philadelphia, PA

1970 "Seventeenth National Print Exhibition," The Brooklyn Museum, NY

1970 "Pop Prints," The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1970 "Festival of Contemporary Art," Municipal Art Museum of Yokahama,

Japan, November - December

1970 "West Coast '70!," Crocker Art Gallery Biennial Invitational,

Sacramento, CA, September 18 - October 25

1970 "Looking West 1970," Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

1970 "Beyond the Actual," Pioneer Museum, Stockton, CA

1971 "Die Puppe-Azpekte zum Bild der Frau," Haus am Waldsee, West Berlin,

1971 "Made in California," UCLA Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1971 "Group Show," French & Company, New York, NY

1972 "Querschnitt," Galerie Ricke, Cologne, West Germany

1973 Manolides Gallery, Seattle, WA

1973 "Separate Realities," Municipal Art Gallery of Los Angeles, CA

1973 "The Super Realist Vision," DeCordova And Dana Museum, Lincoln, MA

1973-78 "The Stuart M. Speiser Collection of Photo-Realism," United

States Traveling Exhibition: Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New

York, NY; Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University,

Ithaca, NY; Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY; Addison

Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA; Allentown Art Museum,

PA; University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder, CO; University

of Texas at Austin Art Museum, Austin, TX; Witte Memorial

Museum, San Antonio, TX; Gibbes Gallery, Charleston, SC;

Brooks Memorial Museum, Memphis, TN; Krannert Museum, Champaign,

IL; Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas,

Lawrence, KS; Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, WI; Edwin A. Ulrich

Museum, Wichita State University, KS; Tampa Bay Art Center,

FL; Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston, TX; Tulane

University, New Orleans, LA

1974 "Pop Art," The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1974 "Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture," Krannert Art

Museum, Champaign, IL

1974 "Contemporary Portraits by American Painters," Lowe Art Museum,

Miami, FL

1974 "Living American Artists and the Figure," Pennsylvania State

University Museum of Art, University Park, PA

1974 "New Realism Revisited," State University College at Potsdam, NY

1974 "Aspects of Realism," Gallery Moos, Toronto, Canada, September

1974 "Some Realists," Hawthorn Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga

Springs, NY

1975 "Watercolors and Drawings - American Realists," Louis K. Meisel

Gallery, New York, NY (Catalog)

1975 University of North Dakota Art Gallery, Grand Forks, ND,

March 17 - April 4

1975 Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, West Germany, April 20 - May 25

1975 "The Great American Nude," The New York Cultural Center, NY, June


1975 "Photorealism," Barrington Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, July

1975 University of North Carolina, Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro,

NC, November 16 - December 4

1976 "Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era," San

Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, September, (Catalog)

1976 "Three Hundred Years of American Art in The Chrysler Museum at

Norfolk", VA; 1 March - 4 July

1977 "California Bay Area Art - Update," Huntsville Museum of Art, AL

1977 "Nothing But Nudes," The Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown

Branch, New York, NY

1977 "Private Images: Photographs by Painters," Los Angeles County

Museum of Art, CA

1977-78 "California Viewpoints," Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL,

November 10 - January 11

1978 "Art About Art," Traveling Exhibition: The Whitney Museum of

American Art, New York; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh;

The Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery, University of California,

Los Angeles; Portland Art Museum, OR (Catalog)

1978 "Photo-Realist Paintings from New York City Galleries," Southern

Alleghenies Museum of Art, Saint Francis College, Loretto, PA

1978 "Aspeckte der 60er Jahre," Nationalgalerie, West Berlin

1978 "Selections From The Frederick Weisman Company Collection of

California Art," The Art Museum and Galleries, California State

University, Long Beach, CA, November 20 - December 17, (Catalog)

1978 "20th Century American Nudes," Harold Reed Gallery, New York,

February 16 - March 4 (Catalog)

1978 "Graphics Studio U.S.A.: An Experiment in Art Education,"

The Brooklyn Museum, NY, May 13 - July 16 (Catalog)

1978 "A Century of Master Drawings," Creighton University, Omaha, NE,

September 29 - October 29

1978 Arts & Crafts Center of Pittsburgh, PA

1979 "Selections from the Frederick Weisman Collection of California

Art," Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, September

1979 "Degrees of Realism," Gallery One, San Jose State University, CA,

March 29 - April 24

1979 C.W. Post College Art Gallery, Glen Cove, NY

1980 Indianapolis Museum, IN, June

1980 "American Figure Painting 1950-1980," The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk,

VA; 17 October - 30 November

1980 "Watercolors: 1980," Frumpkin and Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL, Nov.

1980-81 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution,

Washington, DC, October 27 - November 1

1980-81 "American Drawings in Black and White: 1970-1980," The Brooklyn

Museum, NY, November 22 - January 18 (Catalog)

1980-81 Pratt Graphics Center, New York, NY, December 3 - January 3

1981 "Changes 1881-1981," Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University,

Milwaukee, WI

1981 "Selected 20th Century American Nudes," Harold Reed Gallery,

Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina,

Sept 13 - Oct.4

1982 "Louis K. Meisel Gallery in Brussels," Galerie Isy Brachot,

Brussels, Belgium, April 22 - May 22

1983 "Contemporary Images, Watercolor: 1983," Priebe Gallery,

University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, April 14 - May 6

1983 "Directions in Bay Area Painting," Richard Nelson Gallery,

Davis, CA

1983-85 "Assignment: Aviation - The Stuart M. Speiser Photo-Realist

Collection," Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition:

Anchorage Historical & Fine Arts Museum, AK, 1/1-1/31/83;

Denver Museum of Natural History, CO, 7/23-9/4; Maryland

Science Center, Baltimore, MD, 9/24-11/6; Columbus Museum

of Arts & Sciences, GA, 11/26/83-1/8/84; Neville Public

Museum, Green Bay, WI, 1/28-3/11; The Dane G. Hanson Memorial

Museum, Logan, KS, 3/31-5/13; Longview Museum & Art Center,

TX, 6/2-7/15; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, CO 8/4-9/16;

Springfield Art Museum, MO, 10/6-11/18; Fine Arts Center at

Cheekwood, Nashville, TN, 12/8/84-3/24/85; Historical &

Creative Arts Center, Lufkin, TX, 4/13-5/26; Amarillo Art

Center, TX, 6/15-7/28; Santa Fe Community College Art

Gallery, Gainesville, FL, 10/19-12/1

1983 "Jim Morgan Memorial Exhibition," Kansas City Art Institute, MO

1983 "10th Anniversary Show," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1983 "The Comic Art Show," The Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown

Branch, New York, NY July 13 - August 31

1983 "Perspectives of Landscape," Fuller-Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco,

CA, July 27 - August 27

1983 "Modern Nude Paintings: 1880-1980," National Museum of Art,

Osaka, Japan, October 8 - December 4

1983 "American Super Realism from the Morton G. Neumann Family

Collection," Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, IL,

November 4 - December 7

1983-84 "Twenty-Five Years of the Artists Contemporary Gallery," Crocker

Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, November 12 - January 1

1984 "San Francisco Bay Area Painting," Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery,

Lincoln, NE, September 8 - October 28

1984 "Twenty-Century American Drawings: The Figure in Context,"

International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, DC

1984 "Figurative Options: Jack Ogden, Mel Ramos, Wayne Thiebaud,"

Robert Else Gallery, California State University, Sacramento,

CA, October 26 - December 7 (Catalog)

1984-85 "Automobile and Culture," The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los

Angeles, CA, July 21 - January 6

1985 "S.M.S. Portfolios," The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

February 23 - April 14

1985 "Pop Art 1955-70," Australian Traveling Exhibition: Art Gallery

of New South Wales, 2/27-4/14; Queensland Art Gallery, 5/1-6/2;

National Gallery of Victoria, 6/26-8/11 (Catalog)

1985 "Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980," The Oakland Museum,

CA, June (Catalog)

1985-87 "American Realism: Twentieth-Century Drawings and Watercolors From

The Glenn C. Janss Collection," Traveling Exhibition: San

Francisco Museum Of Modern Art, CA, 11/7/85 - 1/12/86; DeCordova

and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, MA, 2/13/86 - 4/6/86; Archer

M. Huntington Art Gallery, University Of Texas, Austin, 7/31/86 -

9/21/86; Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University

Evanston, IL, 10/23/86 - 12/14/86; Williams College Museum Of Art

Williamstown, MA, 1/15/87 - 3/8/87; Akron Art Museum, OH, 4/9/87 -

5/31/87; Madison Art Center, WI, 7/26/87 - 9/20/87

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Nov.7 - Jan. 12 (Catalog)

1986 "Portfolios: Artists' Series From the Collection of the University

of Maryland," The Art Gallery of the University of Maryland,

College Park, MD, January 29 - March 2 (Catalog)

1986 "Signs of the Times," Michigan Traveling Exhibition Sponsored

by Art Train, Detroit, MI, February 1 - December 20

1986 "The De Soto Workshop," Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA,

March 27 - May 11

1987 "Made in U.S.A.: An Americanization in Modern Art-the 50's &

60's," The University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, April 4-June 21


1987 "Ten At The Rose," The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University,

Waltham, MA, May 2 - June 14 (Catalog)

1987 "His & Hers: Couples in Art," Works, San Jose, CA, April 10-May 9

1987 "Pop Art America Europa dalla Collezione Ludwig", Forte di

Belvedere, Florence, Italy, July 4 - October 4 (Catalog)

1987 "Fifty Watercolors: By Fifty Artists Spanning Fifty Years,"

A Gallery, Palm Desert, CA, October 31 - December 12

1987 "Contemporary American Collage 1960-1986," Herter Art Gallery,

Amherst, MA, November 9 - December 11 (Catalog)

1987-88 "The Artists of California: A Group Portrait in Mixed Media," The

Oakland Museum, CA, November 14 - January 10

1988 "Art at the Armory," New York, NY, January 27-31

1988 "Selections From The Ellen and Jerome Westheimer Collection,"

Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK, April 15 - July 3 (Cat.)

1988 "Tropical Topics," Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA,

June 25 - September 18

1988 "20th Anniversary (15 in SoHo) - Artists & Movements From Our First

Two Decades," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, Nov. 5-26

1989 "Private Collections/Personal Exchange: Bay Area Artists, 1950 -

1966,” Transamerica Corp., San Francisco, CA, Sept. 11 - Oct. 20

1989 "41st Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition," American

Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY,

November 13 - December 10

1989-90 "Human Concern/Personal Torment - The Grotesque In American Art

Revisited," Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY, Oct. 14 - Nov. 8,

Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL, Dec. 1 - Jan. 6 (Catalog)

1989-90 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, December 2-22, January 3-13

1990 "The Figure - Selections from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation

Collection," The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR,

November 16 - February 11 (Catalog)

1990 "Oakland's Artists`90," The Oakland Museum, CA, March 24 - July 1

1990 "Six," Phyllis Rothman Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University,

Madison, NJ, February 16 - March 16

1990 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, April 7-28

1990 "Pop on Paper," James Goodman Gallery, New York, NY, May 4 - June 15

1990 "Regarding Art: Artworks About Art," John Michael Kohler Arts

Center, Sheboygan, WI, June 3 - August 12

1990 "California A To Z And Return," The Butler Institute of American

Art, Youngstown, OH, June 24 - August 19

1990 "Amerikansk Fotorealism," Art Now Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden,

October 20 - November 25

1991 "7 Women," Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, Feb. 22 - March 23

1991 "Reprise," Phyllis Rothman Gallery, Farleigh Dickinson University,

Madison, NJ, April 5 - May 10

1991 "Love, Sex and Romance," Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY, July 20 -

August 8

1991-93 "Pop Art," traveling exhibition: Royal Academy of Arts, London,

England, Sept. 13 - Dec. 15, 1991; Museum Ludwig At Kunsthalle,

Cologne, Germany, Jan. 23 - April 19, 1992; Museo Nacional Centro

de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, June 16 - Sept. 14, 1992;

The Montréal, Museum of Fine Arts, Québec, Canada, Oct. 23, 1992 –

Jan. 24, 1993, catalog (second catalog with additions printed by

Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, 1992.)

1992 "Photorealism From Nashville Collections," Cheekwood Fine Arts

Center, Nashville, TN, June 13-21

1993 "I Am The Enunciator," Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY,

January 9 - February 20

1993 "Drawing On The Figure," Edna Carlsten Gallery, University Of

Wisconsin, Stevens Point, March 28 - April 25

1993 "Slittamenti," Venice Biennale, Italy, June 9 - October 10

1994 "The Face of America: Contemporary Portraits in Watercolor,"

The Arts Guild of Old Forge, Old Forge, NY, Aug. 26 - Sept. 25

1995 “Duck,” Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY, Jan. 28 - March 11

1995-96 “The Popular Image - Pop Art in America,” Joint Exhibition -

Marisa Del Re Gallery and O’Hara Gallery; New York, NY,

Oct. 26 - Dec. 9; Palm Beach, FL, Dec. 12 - Feb. 3

1996 “Paper Work,” Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, Feb. 3 - 24

1996 “Attention to Detail (Realism in All Forms),” Louis K. Meisel

Gallery, New York, NY, March 2 - 23

1997 “Feminine Image,” Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY,

March 2 - May 25, catalog

1998-99 “American Pop Art,” Palazzo Ex Ospedale San Bartolomeo, Palermo,

Sicily, Italy, Dec. 18 – Mar. 21; The Pomotrice, Torino,

Italy, June 4-30

1999 “7 Women 7 Years Later,” Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY,

June 1 – August 6

1999 “Contemporary American Masters: 1960s,” Nassau County Museum of

Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY, June 13 – Sept. 12

1999 “Pop Art,” Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY, May 28 – June 3

2000-01 "The Figure: Another Side of Modernism," The Newhouse Center

for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten

Island, NY, June 4 - January 15


Ramos' works are in the permanent collections of the The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; ; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the Kunsthaus Darmstadt, Germany; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; the Neue Galerie Stadt Aachen, Germany; The Oakland Museum, CA; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Franklin House Collection in San Francisco, and the Seattle Art Museum, WA.

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