Debra Ramsay is an abstract artist working in the disciplines of painting, drawing and installation. She maintains a full time studio practice in New York City. Ramsay was awarded a 2018 residency at the Golden Foundation in New Berlin, NY, a 2016 residency at the Albers Foundation, a 2013 residency at the Golden Foundation in New Berlin, NY and in 2012 a fellowship at BAU Institute in Otranto, Italy.

Ramsay had a solo exhibition, Painting Time, in 2018 at the Brattleboro Museum in Brattleboro, VT, in addition to participating in two international exhibitions in Demark and Australia. In 2017 Debra’s work was included in an exhibition and publication of the same name, Chromotopia: An Illustrated History of Colour. The book, by David Coles, was published by Thames and Hudson. She had 4 exhibitions including Saturation Point in Depthford, UK. Ramsay’s 2016 exhibitions include two solo exhibitions at ODETTA, Brooklyn, and 57W 57th Arts Project Space, NY.

In 2015 Ramsay had a two-person show at TSA NY Gallery in Brooklyn and a group exhibition at Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. Her 2014 exhibitions included Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia in Chelsea, NYC and The Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit, NJ. In 2013 she had a solo show titled MAT/tam, curated by Lucio Pozzi at Palazzo Costa, in Mantova, Italy.


Writing about Ramsay’s work includes:

Chromotopia: An Illustrated History of Colour, David Coles, Thames and Hudson, 2017

An Aggregate of Forces: 60 women artists, JoanneMatteraArtBlog, August 8, 2017

Artists on Rhythm : Debra Ramsay, Tilted Arc (Blog), February 3, 2015

Interview by Valerie Brennan, Studio Critical (Blog), December 16, 2014

The Daily Beast, “Daily Pic” by Blake Gopnik, October 3, 2013  

Structure and Imagery Blog, “A Subtle Marking Of Time and Distance,” September 15, 2013.


A video interview describing the Landscape As Time project can be found here: