Early on in his career, Daniel Ramos decided that the people in his life-family, friends, co-workers-would be the subjects of his work. He uses photography as a vehicle to amplify their presence in the world and has recently begun moving beyond the single image convention of picture making to create 3-dimensional sculptures, large-scale collages, and mixed media installations. Daniel recently completed the 2020-2021 Pollock-Krasner Residency at ISCP in Brooklyn, NY. In March 2020, he completed the Spring International Artist-In-Residence program at Artpace in San Antonio, Texas, and won the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor prize in 2018.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has constrained our ability to physically host artists in Syracuse, Light Work has responded innovatively to offer continued support in the form of remote residencies. The remote residency experience support artists in developing their artistic practice from their home or designated studio space. In addition to the stipend, artists will benefit from technical, professional, and creative support, as well as the extraordinary freedom to determine their own residency’s shape and timing. Our AIR participants can use their month to pursue their projects: photographing, scanning, printing, editing for book projects, and working closely with our staff for feedback and conversation.