About the Artist
Rebie Ramoso is a visual artist and designer based in Manila. A master in creating inner worlds, Ramoso confronts social issues, like identity and poverty, from a psychological perspective. With a formal training in Painting and Psychology, she is not afraid to venture deep into the psycho-emotional realm of human experience.
Ramoso’s artworks, she says, are an intimate reflection of ourselves. Her works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in the Philippines, United States, Belgium, Spain, and Italy.
Ramoso received the Lorenzo il Magnifico International Award - Special Commendation from the Jury in New Media Art at the XIV Florence Biennale 2023. In 2021, Ramoso won Bronze in Accessories Design, and Honorable Mention in Textile Design, Accessories Design and Sustainable Fashion at the 15th International Design Awards in the United States. In 2020, Ramoso was featured in the Atlante dell’Arte Contemporanea, the Italian Atlas of Contemporary Art. In 2015, she received the Special Merit award at the 5th Annual All Women Online Art Exhibition by Light Space and Time Gallery in the United States.
The Atlante dell'Arte Contemporanea highlighted the strength of Ramoso's artistic research:
“The fruit of the multifaceted training, open both to the field of art and to that of psychology, Ramoso’s works investigate the sphere of memory, of gender identity, a body which derives from a real lens of sexuality, poverty and motherhood, showing the viewer a profound and extremely radical journey through the psycho-emotional realm of human experience. The results are works of great impact and charm, such as Unmade (2017), Between Solstice and Equinox (2016), The Long Forgetting (2015)."
In 2018, Ramoso's digital painting, How I Forget You, was featured at ArtExpo New York, through Coronari 111 Gallery, Rome, Italy.
Ramoso's solo exhibition entitled “The Stories That Write Us” in 2019, at Galleria La Pigna, Rome, Italy, featured her works that touched on different transitions experienced by women.
Ramoso studied Painting at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and Psychology at the Ateneo de Manila University, where she graduated cum laude. She has taught Drawing, Design, Language, Theater and Dance at Miriam College, where she graduated valedictorian in high school.
Ramoso is founding partner and chief product designer of Quarkus, a product design studio and social enterprise that provides opportunities to artisans in underprivileged communities.
She is a member of two art advocacy groups, Kababaihan sa Sining at Bagong Sibol na Kamalayan (Kasibulan) and Art Ventures and Advocacy Network (ARTVAN).