Jason Ramey’s large scale sculptures intersect the process of furniture making and architecture. His finely crafted objects are filled with constructed histories that speak to both place and person.
Jason lives in Morris, MN with his wife and 2 young children. In addition to his studio practice, he serves as an Assistant Professor of Art for the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Describe your work in 15 words or less
Sculptural work that merges domestic objects and architecture.
Name one art and one non art influencer in your life
One of my earliest influences was Wendell Castle. He really pushed the envelope and blurred the lines between functional furniture and art. My non-art influence is my Mother. She raised twin boys on her own and did so while working multiple jobs on top of her full-time position.
What item in your studio can you not live without
My small block plane, it works when nothing else will.
What informs your work/where do you find your ideas
I am always looking at architecture old and new. I have always been interested in furniture and how it suggests the presence of a body.
What do you like to do outside of your studio time
I spend time with my wife and 2 young daughters. I like to get outside and do outdoor activities as much as possible. I am new to Minnesota and I’ve really grown to love the landscape and the many bodies of water in the state. I am an avid fisherman.
Jason’s work will be on view at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts December 10 – January 11, 2019. There will be a FREE public reception for the artist January 13 5:30 – 7pm.
To explore more of Jason’s artwork visit his website