Ramey Newell is an award-winning filmmaker, sound artist, photographer, and graphic designer who splits her time between Vancouver, British Columbia and Portland, Oregon. Her moving image work has been screened at festivals, galleries, museums and other art spaces throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Alchemy Moving Image Festival in Scotland, and Antimatter [Media Art] in Victoria, Canada. Ramey’s experimental and documentary films have also earned accolades such as the Jury’s Stellar Award (Grand Prize) at Black Maria Film Festival (2018) and Best Director at Mirror Mountain Film Festival (2017). Ramey’s editorial photography has been published in regional, national, and international magazines including Backpacker and New Mexico Magazine, and her fine art photography has been exhibited at venues such as The Polygon Gallery in Vancouver. Her graphic design clients include the National Park Service, Pew Charitable Trust, Western Conservation Foundation, Sustainable Harvest International, Amargosa Conservancy, and other environmentally-focused organizations.
Ramey earned a BFA in Photography from New Mexico State University, where her thesis project was granted the President’s Award. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is currently completing an MFA in Visual Art at the University of British Columbia. Ramey was also a 2016 Flaherty Seminar Fellow.
Although she grew up in the Pacific Northwest, Ramey spent almost ten years in the American Southwest deserts and the Rocky Mountain foothills before moving back to the left coast in 2017. When she’s not making art, she enjoys hiking in the high country, rock climbing, playing tennis, gardening, or traveling with her partner and two spotty dogs.
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