About Libby Ramage

Libby was born in Youngstown, Ohio and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where she earned her diploma (1978) and fifth year certificate (1979).  She has since lived in the New York/New Jersey area for many years. Libby has exhibited in many local galleries and exhibits as well as nationally. Most notable among these are the Mercer County Artists Exhibit where she received honorable mention in 2017 and was a Cultural Commission purchase in 2015, the City of Trenton’s Ellarslie Museum where she received best in show for drawing in 2015, the President’s award for runner up in mixed media in 2019 and the Butler Institute of American Art national Midyear show in both 2012 and 2015. Libby was the visual artist in a flamenco residency “Finding Light Through Fire” at the Arts Council of Princeton where she created projected artwork for the choreographies as well as painted live on panels of Zen paper to musical performances. Libby has worked with the Arts Council of Princeton for many years as an exhibitor and an instructor of children’ classes, summer camps and after school programs. She created an award-winning art program for the Princeton Nursery School as well as working on residency projects in the Princeton public elementary schools. She has also illustrated the children’s book One By One by Harlan Platt.


New Brunswick Art Salon 2016 – “Art Council of Princeton”

New Brunswick Art Salon 2021 – Winners: “Resonant Becoming”

 

Artist Personal Website: libbyramage.com

Artist Personal Email: ramcar@msn.com 


Artist Statement

My work is an elegy to all the ephemera in my life.  I layer printed papers such as almanac pages, dictionary excerpts and cast-off artwork with my own drawing and painting. The materials and I are storytellers in a visual world. I include text to imply sound within the visual silence and express time by the type of font.   In the last few years, my work has taken on a biographical nature by using image transfers of old family photographs or the photographs themselves.  Repeating images, shapes, and colors in layers, I create a composition that floats through time and space. 


Exhibitions

2014 flamenco residency “Finding Light Through Fire “visual artist, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ 2013, 2015 Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

2013 – Present Ugallery.com

2012 Gallery 4N5, San Francisco, CA

2012 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH national juried Mid-year Show

2011 – Present Artworks, Trenton, NJ

2009 – 2012 Lawrenceville Main Street Artist Network Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ

2004, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2015 Ellarslie Open, Trenton, NJ

2004, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015 Mercer County Artists Open   

2015 Mercer County Cultural Commission purchase

2005 Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ

2002 Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton, NJ solo exhibit

1998 present The Arts Council of Princeton, group exhibits, 2003 solo exhibit

1987 – 92 Art Mecca Gallery, Chicago, IL

1986 – 91 Apple Gallery, Youngstown, OH, 1987 solo exhibit, 1990 director award

1990 Prism Gallery, Evanston, IL

1987 – 89 Chiaroscuro Gallery, Chicago, IL

1984 – 87 Steve Bush Gallery, New York, NY 1985 solo exhibit

1985 Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, NY Gritti Citti 2, group show

1985 Artists Assc. Of Nantucket, Nantucket, MA. Small works national