Escape to the Country(2018). Dropped ceiling, cumulus light panel I & II, padded angle bench, fluorescent lights. 8’x10’x12’.
Emmett will be one of the 7 visual artists showing work as part of the HAIRandNAILS Group show opening May 5, 2019 at 9 Herkimer Place in Brooklyn, NY.
Emmett Ramstad’s sculpture and participatory works investigate the infrastructure of daily life by modifying the scale and function of familiar household objects. Ramstad lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has exhibited artworks nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Rochester Art Center. He is a recipient of several grants and fellowships including a Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists, a Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Next Step Award, a Forecast Public Art Research and Development Grant, and an Art and Change grant from the The Leeway Foundation. He has performed in productions by The BodyCartography Project, made costumes and sets for five touring contemporary dance productions and has curated and organized numerous gallery shows. His work is in collections at The Weisman Art Museum, MCAD and Second State Press. He is a lecturer in the Department of Art at University of Minnesota and a care provider.