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Published on October 14, 2020

Ramiro Gomez

Ramiro Gomez was born in 1986 in San Bernardino, California to undocumented Mexican immigrant parents who have since become US citizens. He briefly attended the California Institute for the Arts before leaving to take work as a live-in nanny with a West Hollywood family, an experience that did much to inform his subsequent artistic practice. Gomez’s work is known for addressing issues of immigration and making visible the “invisible” labor forces that keep the pools, homes, and gardens of Los Angeles in such pristine condition.

Ramiro Gomez Untitled (Two Men Loading the Laundry at The Jane Hotel), 2018 mixed media on canvas 72 x 72 in. Courtesy the artist, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, and PPOW, New York Images may not be overlayed with texts, or cropped or altered in any way without permission.