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Ramekon O'Arwisters

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Birthplace
Kernersville, NC

Birth year
1960

Lives in
San Francisco

Website

Schools
Duke University, 1986, M.Div.

Tags
exhibition/performance, conceptual, sculpture, gallery mixed-media video-art painting photography drawing abstract

Statement

Ramekon O’Arwisters lives and works in San Francisco, California and was a recipient of a 2002 Artadia Award and has been nominated for the Eureka Award and the SECA Art Award. He has exhibited at the Luggage Store, San Francisco, California and Kato Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. His numerous group exhibitions include Past Forward: African Spirituality in Contemporary Black Art at the African American Art & Cultural Complex (AAACC), San Francisco, California and Decoding Identity: I Do It For My People, Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), San Francisco, California. O’Arwisters was honored with his second San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant in 2011.

He has been actively involved in residences and guest lectures at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Vermont Studio Center, and Sonoma State University. His works are included in the public collections of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture at Duke University and the Haley Charitable Foundation, Point Richmond, California. Currently, his  exhibition about queer art and black-American spirituality, Sugar In Our Blood: The Spirit of Black and Queer Identity, a one-person exhibition at the African American Art and Culture Center (AAACC) in now on display through September 2013.

O'Arwisters is curator of photography and fine-video art at SFO Museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Exhibits

Ramekon O'Arwisters participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2013 Sugar In Our Blood: The Spirit of Black and Queer Identity
African American Art and Culture Complex (AAACC)
 
Apr, 2013 ArtSpan Juried Benefit Art Auction
SOMArts Cultural Center
 
Apr, 2012 Communing with the Unseen: African Spirituality in Contemporary Art (Closing Reception)
de Young Museum
 
Apr, 2012 Communing with the Unseen: African Spirituality in Contemporary Art
de Young Museum
 
Sep, 2011 Beyond Tradition: Art Legacies at the Richmond Art Center, Part II
Richmond Art Center
 
Apr, 2010 PAST FORWARD: African Spirituality in Contemporary Black Art
African American Art and Culture Complex (AAACC)
 
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