Gisela Ramirez is an artist based in Los Angeles who works with different mediums, like printmaking, ceramics, and paper-mache. She attended university in Northern California at California State University Chico. She has a BFA in Printmaking and BA in Art Education emphasis in ceramics. There she was awarded the Janet Turner Print Memorial Scholarship for excellence in printmaking and the Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award for outstanding academic and professional accomplishments.
Her work explores socio-political issues related to immigration and gentrification of marginalized Mexican-Americans in the US. She draws inspiration from her own family’s migration story and her own struggles with poverty and government welfare systems, she works with themes of displacement and generational memory to explore her own cultural identity as a Mexican American. Feeling the impacts of white privilege and generational trauma from colonial oppressors in America. She explores emotion through her use of mark making, utilizing line and texture to reference the change and instability of the environment. She hopes to create a sense of belonging for others who may feel disconnected from their culture or generation.