Avia (aw-vee-uh) Rose Ramm is a born and raised San Diego-based visual artist currently living in Los Angeles, California. She aims to portray vulnerability and the melancholy of living through a fidgety relationship between herself and animals. She takes elements from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Impressionist art periods, as well as her Catholic upbringing, and integrates into them her work to address issues of extreme anxiety, depression, and documenting the journey of self-acceptance. Avia uses the depiction of animals, most often sheep, unicorns, and snakes, in contrast to their use in Christianity in order to subvert the meaning attached to them. In the last year, she has explored ideas of qualia (my red is not the same as your red) and synesthesia  (the mixing of the senses, the drink tastes like the color red looks). She has found much beauty in our individual experience of the world and seeks to portray these abstract, intangible concepts in a familiar visual way. Her primary mediums are oil painting and digital animation.
She received her BA in Studio Arts from San Diego State University.

contact: aviaramm@gmail.com

2020 BA Studio arts San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.
2018 Painting, Marchutz Art School, Aix-en-Provence, France.

Artist residencies
2021 Queer Art Collective, Pawtucket, RI.
2021 Good Faith Gallery, Sherman Heights, CA.
2020 Art Produce Gallery, San Diego, CA.
2020 Bread and Salt Gallery, San Diego, CA.

Selected shows
2021 Trash Lamb Gallery, “Less Than An Old Pair Of Centenaries II” Group show, San Diego, CA.
2021 Strada, “70 HESTER ST.” group show, New York City, NY. 
2021 Queer Art Collective, “Petrichor” group show,  Pawtucket, RI. 
2021 Swish Projects, “Comfort in Nausea” solo show, San Diego, CA.
2020 Art Produce Gallery, “AIR+” group show, San Diego, CA.
2019 Weird Hues Gallery, “Coagulated Matter” solo show, Chula Vista, CA.
2019 The Athenaeum, “Art Council Scholarship Exhibition”, La Jolla, CA.
2019 Everett Gee Jackson Gallery, “On the Self” curated group show, San Diego, CA.
2019 The Front Gallery, “The Color Theory Club III” group show, San Ysidro, CA.
2019  Flor Y Canto Gallery, “Best of Seniors” group show, San Diego, CA.
2018 The Front Gallery, “On Dreams” group show, San Ysidro, CA.
2018 The Sand Box, “The Color Theory Club II” group show, Gaslamp district, San Diego, CA.
2018 Marchutz Gallery, painting group show, Aix en Provence, France.
2018 The Brown Building, “The Love Art Show” group show, San Diego, CA.
2017 La Bodega Art Gallery, “The Moment” group show, San Diego, CA.

“No.5.” Soft, vol. 5, December 2021, pgs. 35.
“Meet Avia Rose Ramm: painter.” San Diego Voyager, January 2021.
“Avia Rose Ramm.” Garamonde Magazine, 2020.  
“Misunderstood student artist paints with past influences and contemporary issues.” The Daily Astec, November 2019.
“Brand New Bay.” San Diego City Beat, May 2019, Page 15.
“Meet Avia Rose.” San Diego Voyager, June 2019.
“Color Theory and its ‘colorful’ artists.” The Mesa Press, March 2018.

Art Produce exhibition award, San Diego, CA. 2020.
Art Ambassador Award, SDSU Art Council, San Diego, CA. 2019.