Laneigh Ramirez is a Canadian artist, based in Toronto, Ontario. Her works throughout 2020 experiment with texture, colour, and line, to bring out an authentic vibrancy in her portraits. These portraits, honouring her favourite Black creatives, provided the Black representation in art that Ramirez lacked growing up.
In the Flesh (2021) marks the beginning of a new artistic era for Ramirez. Here she takes inspiration from the highs and lows of her experiences as a Black woman. She is discovering how to find happiness, how to fulfill the wishes of her insecure, inner child, and how to navigate her psyche as an adult Black woman living independently in the city. Through her combination of figuration and impressionism, she intends to create a visually healing experience in order to encourage other young Black women to prioritize their happiness.
Ramirez has recently discovered a passion for airbrush portraits and plans to expand her skill with custom apparel.
Outside of visual arts, Laneigh is in her second year of film studies at Ryerson University. She aims to direct films surrounding contemporary Black lifestyles, along with fashion films and music videos.
Future Fair Booth with Dominique Gallery, New York City NY 2022
In the Flesh (2020) – Group Exhibition:The Fact of Blackness Dominique Gallery, Los Angeles CA 2021
In the Flesh (2020) – Artsy Collection Feature: Artists to Discover if You Like Barkley Hendricks
BGWP x Dominique Gallery Open Call Winner; 2020
Summer Rebirth (2020) – Sarnia This Week Publication
Gallery in the Grove Scholarship Recipient; 2020