Daniel Lind-Ramos

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Daniel Lind-Ramos
Loiza, Puerto Rico
Other namesDaniel Lind Ramos
Alma materUniversidad de Puerto Rico
New York University

Daniel Lind-Ramos (born 1953) is an African-Puerto Rican painter and sculptor who lives and works in Puerto Rico.[2][3]


Lind-Ramos was born in 1953 in Loíza, a coastal town in Puerto Rico. He studied painting at the University of Puerto Rico in 1975 and in 1980 he graduated from NYU with a master’s of art degree.[4] In addition to his studio practice, Lind-Ramos also currently teaches in the Humanities Department at the University of Puerto Rico-Humacao.[5]

Artistic practice[edit]

Lind-Ramos paints on canvas with oil using traditional and uncommon applications techniques from brushes to spatulas.[2] He also works with recycled or reused materials such as cardboard, wire screen, discarded appliances, car parts, the foliage of coconut palm trees, broken musical instruments and other used items.[2]

He was described as the "breakout star" or highlight of the 2019 Whitney Biennial by multiple reviewers[6][7][8][9], with the New York Times writing that his sculpture Maria Maria exemplified the pieces in the Biennial that "reassert the power of spirituality."[10] Critic Holland Cotter elaborated on the sculpture, explaining how Lind-Ramos "creat[ed] from wood, beads, coconuts and a blue FEMA tarp, a figure that is both the Virgin Mary and personification of the hurricane that devastated the island in 2017 ... the piece looks presidingly majestic."[10][11]

His works are in the permanent collections of museums such as the Museum of Latin American Art, El Museo del Barrio, and the Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art.[12]

Selected Exhibitions, awards, & commendations[edit]


  1. ^ "Daniel Lind Ramos". Joan Mitchell Center.
  2. ^ a b c "Daniel Lind-Ramos". Harvard.
  3. ^ aicasc, Posté par (2015-11-11). "Daniel Lind Ramos and the Visual Politics of Race in Puerto Rican Art". Aica Caraïbe du Sud (in French). Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  4. ^ a b "DANIEL LIND RAMOS". enciclopediapr.org. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  5. ^ ivetteromero (2013-11-16). "Art Exhibition: Daniel Lind's "De pie"". Repeating Islands. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  6. ^ Yablonsky, Linda (5/14/19). "Everything is good at the Whitney Biennial but nothing makes a difference", The Art Newspaper.Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  7. ^ Andrew Russeth (5/13/19). "Soft Power: The Whitney Biennial Is an Elegant But Safe Portrait of Right Now", ArtNews. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  8. ^ Sebastian Smee (5/18/19). "The Whitney Biennial presents the best new artists in the country — and lots of fluff", Washington Post. Retrieved 7/29/19.
  9. ^ Aruna D’Souza (5/24/19), "Self, society, tear gas: the museum surveys current American art.", 4 Columns. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  10. ^ a b Holland Cotter (May 16, 2019). "The Whitney Biennial: Young Art Cross-Stitched With Politics". New York Times. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  11. ^ ivetteromero (2019-07-07). "Puerto Rican Artist Daniel Lind-Ramos Stands Out as a Best of Show". Repeating Islands. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  12. ^ Artist's Web Site. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  13. ^ "Daniel Lind Ramos". Joan Mitchell Center. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  14. ^ "2da Gran Bienal Tropical". granbienaltropical.tumblr.com. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  15. ^ "Whitney Biennial 2019". whitney.org.

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