In 2010 Paul Henry Ramirez coined the term biogeomorphic abstraction to describe his own bold style, a fusion of biomorphic and geometric forms. Ramirez’s figural-based abstractions are often exhibited in dialogue with architecture and architectural elements through site-specific installations. Over the past two decades Ramirez has developed and created site-specific installations, which combine his drawings, paintings, objects, sculpture, lighting, music, dance and furniture in dialog with architectural space and architectural elements. Ramirez creates a total environment, inviting viewers into a multidimensional sensory experience. Ramirez’s site-specific installations were first featured in New York City’s alternative exhibition spaces; the Drawing Center 1994, Clock Tower Gallery and Franklin Furnace 1995. In 2010 Paul Henry Ramirez was invited to create a major site-specific installation BLACKOUT: A Centennial Commission for the Newark Museum. In 2016 Ramirez was invited to construct a monumental site-specific installation RATTLE, commissioned by the Grounds For Sculpture.

Paul Henry Ramirez has shown throughout the United States and Europe. He has had numerous one-person museum exhibitions including the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, the Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, and the Newark Museum. Ramirez’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, ArtForum and many others. His works are in many permanent museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Hammer Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and many private collections.

Selected Collections:

Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI
NASA, Washington, DC
Percentage for Art, New York, NY
Progressive, Mayfield Village. OH
RXART, New York, NY
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, IL
The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY
The Newark Museum , Newark, NJ
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY