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Joe Ramos

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Salinas, California

Birth year

Lives in
San Francisco, CA

Works in
San Francisco, CA


San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 1972, BFA
SFSU (San Francisco State University), 1974, MA

photography printmaking/monotypes




1971 National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship

1971 San Francisco Art Institute Centennial Show - Photography Section

1972 La Raza Photographers Show - Group Show, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

1973 “A Threat and A Promise”, Two person show with Adal Maldonado - Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

1973 “Third World Photographic Vision” Group Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

1973 “Chicano Photographers”, Group Show, Germany

1973 “Dia de los Muertos”, Group Show, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

1974 One Person Show, Little Photo Gallery, New York City

1974 One Person Show, MH DeYoung Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA

1974 “Women - A Photography Exhibition”, Zone Gallery, Watertown, MA

1975 “Friends”, Group  Show, Jackson Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1977 “Other Sources”, Group Show, Emanuel Walter/Atholl McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute

1979 “Ancient Roots/New Vision”, Group Show, Tucson Museum of Art

1979 “La Familia” Group Show, En Foco Photography Gallery, New York City

1979 Mexican Legal Defense and Education Fund Photographic Survey

1980 “Ontra Onda”, Photographic Exihibition of Loweriders, Group Show, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco CA

1983 Two Person Show with Wilfredo Castana, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

1985 “94110 - La Mision”, Group Show, Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1987 “Visual Differences: Images of a Diverse U.S. Culture”, Group Show, Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, 

1987 “Artistas Mexico/Americanos de San Francisco”, Group Show, Salon de Sorteos, Mexico City

1990 “CARA - Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation”, Group Show, Wight Art Gallery UCLA,

          Denver Art Museum,  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fresno Art Museum,

           National American Art  Museum Washington D.C., El Paso Museum   of Art

1998 “California Society of Printmakers 85th Anniversary Exhibition, Academy of Art College Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998 “Tradition and Transition in the 90’s”, California Society of Printmakers Group Show, SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco CA

2000 California Society of Printmakers Members’ Show, College of Marin, Ross, CA

2001 “The Spirit of Handmade Prints”, California Society of Printmakers Members’ Show, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA

2002 Two Person Show, Aquirre Gallery, San Mateo, CA

2004 “California Society of Printmakers 90th Annual Members Show, The Works Gallery, San Jose, CA

2004 “Unique Prints”, Group exhibitions of monotypes, Oakland Museum Collectors Gallery

2005 “Impressions: Matrix and Image”, Juried Printmaking Exhibition, Alameda Art Center

2005 “The Light and The Dark”, Juried Photography Exhibition, Alameda Art Center

2005 “Aquarela” Juried exhibition of watercolor and acrylic paintings, Alameda Art Center

2006 “Printmakers Today” California Society of Printmakers Annual Exhibition, SOMAR Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2006 “Compressed” Exhibition of Monotypes and Monoprints, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA

2006 “92nd Annual Membership Exhibition”, California Society of Printmakers, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2008 “Systems of Sharing: On the Surface” California Society of Printmakers 95th Annual Membership Exhibition, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA

2008 “Bay Print Makers” group show, Falkirk Center, San Rafael

2012 “Acknowledged - Portraits by Joe Ramos for Project Homeless Connect, San Francisco Main Library-Jewett Gallery


Smithsonian American Art Museum 

City and County of San Francisco Art Commission Art Festival Purchase Award 

Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco CA

Helen Johnston - Owner/Curator of Focus Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014–Monotype selected for inclusion as part of the Photography and Print Collection of the Library of  Congress honoring the Centennial of California Society of Printmakers.


Recent Exhibits

Joe Ramos participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2012 "Acknowledged" Portraits by Joe Ramos for Project Homeless Connect
Jewett Gallery - San Francisco Main Branch Library
Exhibited at these venues
Joe Ramos has Exhibited at these venues:

Jewett Gallery - San Francisco Main Branch Library

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