Gustavo Ramos (b. 1993 Paraná, Brazil) is a three-time recipient of the covetous Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship. He has been a featured artist in Southwest Art Magazine's article "21 under 31: Young Artists to Watch" and has graced the cover of The Best of Drawing Magazine curated by Steven Assael. Ramos currently resides and maintains a studio in Phoenix, Arizona.

Artist Statement
My interest in the human form arises from my experiences as a Brazilian immigrant moving to the United States with no English fluency. This non-verbal period refined my sensitivity to the subtleties of facial and other physical expressions, which now aid me in my practice as a way to explore emotion and depict the figure not as decorations, but rather as agents in their own story. I intend for my work to have a timeless feel to it by applying time-honored techniques, while having contemporary relevance by responding to modern visual trends.


Southern Virginia University | BA 2017



  • Year of Rembrandt International Contest, Royal Talens - Winner
  • Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition - Top 10 Finalist
  • Artistic Excellence, Southwest Art Magazine - Runner-Up
  • Art Renewal Center Salon - Staff Award
  • Portrait Society of America International Competition - Select 50 Award


  • James C. Christensen Scholarship
  • The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Foundation Fine Art Award


  • Manifest Gallery, International Drawing Annual - Finalist
  • The Florence Academy of Art Summer Scholarship
  • The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Foundation Fine Art Award
  • Southern Virginia University Annual Art Show – Best of Show


  • The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Foundation Fine Art Award
  • 1st Place – Greater Arizona Winston Visual Art Competition
  • Meridyth M. Kidd Memorial Arts Scholarship



  • The Best of Drawing, Front Cover - Winter 2020 Issue


  • Southwest Art Magazine – 21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch –September Issue
  • The Artist’s Magazine – Shades of Gray Competition – May Issue
  • International Drawing Annual INDA12 - Manifest
  • Poets and Artists Magazine – Figurative Realism – 100th Issue
  • The Circle Foundation – Quarterly Art Review – Spring Issue
  • ARTIT Magazine – Issue #3 Front Cover



  • Rijksmuseum - Royal Talens Year of Rembrandt
  • Sotheby’s NYC - ARC Salon


  • Collins Galleries - Small Works
  • MEAM European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona ES - ARC Salon
  • Springville Museum of Art, Springville UT - Spring Salon


  • Southern Virginia University, Buena Vista VA - Senior Art Show
  • Nelson Gallery, Lexington VA - Portraits


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