Ramey Newell is an award-winning filmmaker, multidisciplinary artist, photographer, and graphic designer who splits her time between British Columbia, New Mexico, and Colorado. Her moving image work has been screened at film festivals and in 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, Mountainfilm in Telluride, Colorado, 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). Her 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 company, Rangefinder Studios, has completed projects for the National Park Service, Pew Charitable Trust, Western Conservation Foundation, Sustainable Harvest International, Amargosa Conservancy, and numerous 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 for Excellence. She later earned a Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media Practices and a Certificate in College Teaching from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ramey was also a 2016 Flaherty Seminar Fellow, and is a 2019 IWFF Filmmaker Fellow.
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Ramey gained an early appreciation for open spaces, forests, and mountains that has persisted throughout her adult life and permeates much of her creative work. When she’s not making art, she enjoys hiking in deserts and high country, rock climbing, playing tennis, gardening, and traveling with her partner and two spotty dogs.
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