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GERARDO RAMIREZ CASTRO CV

  • Born March 26, 1948, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • School of Fine Arts, University of Costa Rica, 1968-71 Immigrated to Toronto, Canada, 1972

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2006 Glifos, National Gallery. San Jose,Costa Rica
  • 2005 Galeria Alternativa. San Jose, Costa Rica
  • 1993 Julian Marchena Contemporary Art Gallery. San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • 1991 Klonaridis Inc., Toronto
  • 1990 Robertson Gallery, Ottawa
  • 1988 Klonaridis Inc... Toronto
  • 1987 Klonaridis Inc.. Toronto
  • 1985 Klonaridis Inc.. Toronto
  • 1983 Watson / De Nagy Gallery. Houston, Texas
  • 1982 Klonaridis Inc.. Toronto
  • 1978 La Cantineta, Toronto

Group Exhibitions

  • 2008 Three Artists: Gerardo Ramirez Castro, Geoffrey Hunter, Richard Mongiat. DeLong Gallery, Toronto.
  • 2006 Between Art and Nature, Costa Rican Art Museum. San Jose.
  • 2006 Art to Feel, Museum of Forms, Spaces and Sounds. San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • 2006 The Persistence of Painting, Galeria Alternativa, San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • 2006 Water, Colour and Permanence, Central Bank Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • 2005 El Quijote en el Siglo XXI, Nacional Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • 2005 Rafa Fernandez Miniature Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • 2002 "3 Canada," Galeria Alternativa, San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • 1998 Moore Gallery, Toronto.
  • 1995 "The Klonaridis Group, Moore Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • 1995 "Tribute to Alkis Klonaridis," Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa.
  • 1992 "V Painting Biennial, Lachner & Saenz," Central Bank Museum,San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • 1992 "Costarrican Painting," Capital Bank, Miami, Florida.
  • 1992 "Considering Space," Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, Toronto.
  • 1992 "Arquitectonic Scale, Klonaridis Inc. Toronto.
  • 1991 National Salons, Museum of Costa Rican Art, San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • 1990 Klonaridis Inc. Toronto.
  • 1989 Klonaridis Inc. Toronto.
  • 1986 Klonaridis Inc. Toronto.
  • 1984 Robertson Gallery, "2 Painters," Ottawa.
  • 1983 Elca London Gallery, "Artists in the Corporate Environment", Montreal, PQ.
  • 1982 Canada Festival, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • 1981 Wells Gallery, "8 Painters" Ottawa .
  • 1981 Klonaridis, Inc. "Young Talent''Toronto.
  • 1980 Watson /De Nagy, Houston, Texas
  • 1980 Klonaridis, Inc. Toronto.
  • 1980 Sir George Williams Art Galleries, Concordia University
    Klonaridis Inc. Montreal, PQ.
  • 1980 Art Gallery of Brantford, " Klonaridis, Inc.” Brantford, Ontario

Bibliography

  • Piakowsky, Sandra. "The Dilemma of Toronto Painting." Vie des Arts, Autumn 1980, p. 63.
  • Wylie, Liz. Klonaridis Inc., Arts Canada. March / April 1981, p.58.
  • Foster, Andrew. Klonaridis Inc. At Wells Gallery. Ottawa Revue. 19-25 February 1981, p.22.
  • Sabbath, Lawrence. The Montreal Gazette. December 3, 1983.
  • C Magazine. Autumn 1987, p.129.
  • Review: Latin American Literature and Arts, 1987.
  • John Barber. Fascinating screens by artists and designers. Globe & Mail, September 10 1992.
  • Considering Space: Screens by artists and designers, Azure Magazine, August, 1992, p. 9.
  • Works by Gerardo Ramirez, La Prensa Libre, March 19, 1992.
  • Bently Mays, John. Art Review, Globe & Mail, April 22, 1995 p.20.

Catalogues

  • Vernissage:The Collection of Secal-Alcan, Montreal, Quebec. November 1980. Introduction by Karen Wilkin.
  • Selections from the Westburne Collection. Art Gallery of Edmonton. Edmonton, Alberta. Curator Karen Wilkin. Introduction by Sam Abrahamovitch.

Collections

  • Hees International
  • Cadillac-Fairview
  • Dover Park Development
  • General Foods
  • David Mirvish Gallery
  • Secal-Alcan
  • Shell Canada Resources
  • Westburne Industries
  • Xerox of Canada
  • Onex Investment Corp.
  • Miller - Thompson
  • Maytree Foundation
  • Maclean Hunter
  • McLeod, Young, Weir / New York
  • Grupo Zeta, Costa Rica
  • Costa Rican Art Museum
  • Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
  • Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston
  • PanPacific Hotel, Vancouver, BC
  • Davies, Ward and Beck.
  • Presidency of Costa Rica, National Patrimony Foundation, San Jose, CR.
  • National Gallery, San Jose, CR.

Awards

  • National Salons, Painting Award, Museum of Costarrican Art.
  • Costa Rican Government "Award for Excellence", 1991