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Trei Ramsey is a self-taught multidisciplinary visual artist focused on creating works that reveal the wonders and worlds he sees that share space with the world that we all live in. His evolution as an artist was provoked in early childhood by Saturday morning cartoons, mythology and comic books, and often he uses these familiar themes to frame his artistic stories and explore perspectives that are often ignored or made invisible by society at large. The nostalgic imagery, color palettes, and elements of popular culture used within his work blend together to create soothing images that challenge the viewer on closer inspection. Ramsey’s work examines tough or uncommon topics, and twists the familiar into something strange and emotional. 


In March 2023, Ramsey launched his creative enterprise PRIMO as an outlet for his other creative endeavors. The PRIMO shop includes limited edition apparel designs, limited edition prints of his marker, ink, and pencil drawings, and single edition painting projects. Soon this will include extensions of The DC Rat series.


Ramsey earned a BFA in Theater Arts from Howard University and lives and works in Washington, D.C.


2024 | Artomatic 25 Group Exhibition| 2100 M Street NW | Washington, DC


2024 | Calls: A Game of Telephone Solo Exhibition| Thundershark Gallery | Washington, DC


2023 | Return to the Land of Skulls Group Exhibition | Midlands | Washington, DC


2023 | Hang TEN Group Exhibition | The Surf Shack | Washington, DC


2023 | Meet the Mascot Solo Exhibition | DWIGHTMESS | Silver Spring, MD


2023 | TEN x TEN | Shop Made DC | Washington, DC


2023 | Here We Show Again | The Mansion at Strathmore | Rockville, MD

2023 | Upbringing | The Rhizome DC | Washington, DC

2022 | Problematic Cartoons Solo Exhibition | Homme DC | Washington, DC

Awards + Residencies

2024 | Artist in Residence| Palette 22 Union Market | Washington, DC


2024 | Arts and Humanities Fellow | DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities | Washington, DC

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