Jim Ramer

Jim Ramer is an artist, curator and educator. Born in the American South, he has lived and worked in New York City since 1997. His work considers the nature of vision and perception. The work questions photography’s role in shaping our view of the world and the worlds perception of each of us. His artwork spans photography, video, sculpture, and installation. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally most recently at Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, NYC; Ramskram Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland; Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia; Platform L, Seoul, South Korea; Main Window, NYC; MCA, Memphis, TN; Inchon International Photography Festival, Inchon, South Korea; The Pelham Art Center, NY; Filter Space, Chicago; Pingyao International Photography Festival; Denver Month of Photography, CO among others. As a curator he has recently curated exhibitions in China, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, India as well as New York City. He was the Co-Founder of Art Workers Plan B Gallery and director and curator of Delta Axis Contemporary Art Center in Memphis, TN. He has lectured internationally on photography most recently at the Tsinghua University, Beijing; Nanjing University, Nanjing, China; Net Photography Festival Daegu, South Korea; The Auckland Photo Festival, NZ; and the Singapore International Photo Festival. He is an Associate Professor of Photography currently serving as the Founding Director of the MFA in Photography program at Parsons School of Design in New York City. He holds an MFA from Memphis College of Art.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Jim Ramer

Transcending Perspectives

Washington Street and Prospect Street
 on show

This exhibition was curated from current students from the MFA Photography Program at Parsons School of Design in New York City.

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Archive Exhibitions Featuring Jim Ramer

A Quality Of Light

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2023

A Quality Of Light – to channel Audre Lorde – “has direct bearing” on what the photograph brings forth into the world, and, in turn, on what the artist aspires to contribute to the complex image universe.

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A Deliberate Impression

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2022

Presented by Parsons School of Design and NYC Parks

A Deliberate Impression features the work of current MFA photography students from Parsons School of Design in New York City.

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In A Sense

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2021

In A Sense features the work of current MFA photography students from Parsons School of Design in New York City. It highlights various ways of seeing, representing, and creating within the medium of photography.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Recent works by Parsons Masters of Fine Arts in Photography students.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

Dialogue features the work of current MFA Photography students from Parsons The New School for Design.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

The works in this exhibition represent the collective conversation being undertaken by this current generation of emerging artists. These artists are unapologetic in their pursuit to locate themselves and activate their ideas in this rapidly evolving world.

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