Juan Miguel Ramos
Media Arts: Graphic Artist, Media/Visual Communications, New Media/Technology; Multi-Disciplinary: Multiple Art Forms; Performing Arts: Band, Musician; Teaching Artist/Instructor; Visual Arts: Illustrator, Mixed Media Artist, Muralist, Painter, Photographer
JUAN MIGUEL RAMOS
American, born in San Antonio, Texas, 1971
Juan Miguel Ramos is truly a product of San Antonio’s art education. He began his training at the age of eight, when he attended the Southwest School of Arts and Crafts. Subsequently, Ramos studied art at the San Antonio Art Institute and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio, eventually earning a BFA and MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Ramos is a cofounder of San Anto Cultural Arts (SACA), a nonprofit community resource for artistic and spiritual growth. From 2001 to 2007, he was an adjunct art instructor at UTSA as well as at Northwest Vista College and Palo Alto College, both in San Antonio. During Fall 2002, Ramos fulfilled an Artpace artist’s residency in San Antonio. His works often use photography, Sharpie drawings, text, and video to challenge identity stereotypes in a post-Chicano culture. Ramos has shown internationally and in solo exhibitions, which include the Holter Museum in Montana, Luckman Center Gallery in Los Angeles, Soo Visual Arts in Minneapolis, and Museo Alameda of San Antonio, Texas. His work is in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, McNay Art Museum, New Museum in New York, Joe A. Diaz, Albuquerque Museum, Ruby City Art Museum and the San Antonio Museum of Art. His work was also selected for the Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan 2004, Altoids Curiously Strong Collection in 2005, Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers at Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia 2022 and most recently, Cultivating Community Through Art: Sam Coronado Serie Project 2022. He is currently on display at Ruby City Art Museum for Tangible|Nothing. He has been featured in Glasstire and e-flux, and his most recent article is Sala Stories, Part Six, written for Glasstire in October, 2021. Ramos is also a professional musician who has toured around the country. Juan Miguel Ramos currently teaches art at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX.