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Chris Ramsay

Chris Ramsay, MFA


Jewlery and Metals
 405 Bartlett Center

Professor Chris Ramsay received his BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art (1984) and an MFA from Texas Tech University (1986) focusing in the area of Jewelry and Metals. He permanently joined the OSU Department of Art faculty in 1990 and served as Department Head from 2009-2012. Ramsay’s lifelong commitment to teaching has been recognized with several awards including the OSU College of Arts and Sciences Wise, Diggs, Berry “Excellence in Teaching Award” (2002), “Outstanding Educator of the Year” from the Oklahoma Art Education Association (2013), and receipt of the Oklahoma “Governor’s Arts Award” in Arts Education (2019). In addition to teaching at OSU, Ramsay presents workshops and lectures on his artwork around the country, including: Penland School of Arts and Crafts, N.C., Haystack School of Crafts, ME., and Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Ramsay has been awarded Artist-in-Residencies at the Oregon School for Arts and Crafts, Acadia (Maine) and Crater Lake (Oregon) National Parks. In 2016 Ramsay was awarded a year-long Tulsa Artist Fellowship where he worked at the Hardesty Tulsa FabLab learning new CAD/CAM processes. Ramsay’s work has been shown in numerous galleries and museums throughout the United States including the American Craft Museum in New York and Sculptural Objects Functional Art (SOFA), Chicago. His work can be viewed in the permanent collections of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, The Children’s Hospital of Cleveland, OH., and Southern Living Magazine botanical gardens, Birmingham, AL.

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