Debra Ramsay is an abstract artist working in the disciplines of painting, drawing, and installation. She maintains a full-time studio practice in New York City.
Ramsay has exhibited her work internationally for the past three decades, including Denmark, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia. Solo exhibitions in the United States include the Brattleboro Museum in Brattleboro, VT, 2017, Odetta Gallery, Brooklyn, and 57 W 57th Arts, NY, 2016. Her work was acquired by the Hofstra Museum of Art in 2021. In addition, she was included in a two-person exhibition at Yi Gallery in New York, the exhibition (de)coding at the Visual Arts Center of NJ, and the exhibition Embody at the Ely Center for Contemporary Art in New Haven.
She was awarded residencies at the Golden Foundation, the Albers Foundation, and BAU Institute in Otranto, Italy. She will attend the Pouch Cove Foundation residency in Newfoundland in 2022.
In Spring, 2020 Ramsay was the featured visual artist in The Cincinnati Review, and in 2017 her work was included in an exhibition and publication of the same name, Chromotopia: An Illustrated History of Colour. The book by David Coles was published by Thames and Hudson.