Krystal Ramirez is an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of a second-generation immigrant background and the candy-colored, working-class landscape of Las Vegas. With a particular interest in continuing conversations on materiality and color to include aspects of class, consumption, and more complex American experiences. She investigates the power of language and material over people, both intellectually and emotionally, and creates works that explore liminal spaces between destinations that aren't meant to exist in as much as passed through. By introducing instability to language and imagery, she creates a space to explore impermanence in areas we like to think of as stable and fixed. Ramirez is from Las Vegas, Nevada, and received a BFA in Photography from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 2009. She is currently an MFA candidate in Art Practice at Stanford University.
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