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December 16, 1960 |
|Education||Academy of Fine Arts, Carrara, Italy, Santa Reparata Graphic Art Center, Florence, Italy, UIA Universita internazionale dell’Arte Florence, Italy|
Caroline Ramersdorfer is an Austrian-born sculptor with a studio in upstate New York and Vorarlberg, Austria. Her work, both small scale and monumental, has gained an international following, with permanent installations in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa , the United Arab Emirates and the Caribbean. Ramersdorfer works in marble and granite, often in combination with steel, using light and space to create physical and spiritual interiors. 
Ramersdorfer studied philosophy in Paris in 1979 before enrolling in the International University of Art in Florence, Italy, where she studied African art history, museum science, and Renaissance fresco restoration. At the same time, she studied etching for two years at the graphic art studio of the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence. She entered the sculpture department at the Academy of Fine Arts Carrara, Italy, in 1983, receiving her MFA in 1988.
Career and International Recognition
After completing her studies, Ramersdorfer’s career quickly took off, thanks in part to grants from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture and the Federal Chancellery in Vienna to work abroad, most notably in Japan in the early 1990s, where she studied the culture and developed and exhibited new work. A grant from UNESCO supported the Carambolage Project, a 1998 exchange with artists of the Caribbean.
In 1995 she returned to Austria where she established studios in Vorarlberg, in the home/office designed by her father, the architect Mag. Willi F. Ramersdorfer (1922-2010), and Vienna. Over the next few years, she worked in both Asia and Europe, developing the Ring Project in Fukuoka, Japan, and the Inner View series in Vienna. Since then, she has participated in exhibitions worldwide and won commissions to create a number of large-scale, site-specific works at nearly two dozen international sculpture symposia. Her sculptures are installed in private and public art collections in Argentia, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Egypt, Canada, U.S.A., China, Belize and Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where she was awarded first prize at the 2005 Emaar International Art Symposium for Inner View.
The Inner View series, an exploration of spiritual interiors as expressed through sculpture, has been the focus of her work for over a decade. Seed of Unified Spirit, a piece from the series, was selected for inclusion in the Olympic Green Park in Beijing, China, for the 2008 summer games. Most recently, Inner View–Open was selected for installation in the Campus Sculpture Park for the Centennial of Tsinghua University, Beijing. Looking ahead, she has been invited to create a piece in Vadodara/Baroda, India, at the Uttarayan Art Foundation, in 2013.
- "Caroline Ramersdorfer". ISC-International Sculpture Center. International Sculpture Center. Retrieved 12 February 2013.