Assistant Professor of Art
Music and Art
Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=3091
Associate Professor of Art Jessica Ramirez joined the BMCC faculty in 2013 and teaches Foundations of Digital Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Introduction to Sculpture and other subjects.
In addition to guiding the paths of student artists, Ramirez has widely exhibited her own work in solo and group exhibits in New York City and San Antonio, Texas.
- B.F.A. University of Houston, Bachelor of Fine Arts Sculpture,2006
- M.F.A. University of Texas at San Antonio, Master of Fine Arts Sculpture,2009
- This course will use digital imaging principles as an essential part of photographic editing. Fundamental digital imaging skills will include input, editing, archiving and output as part of the creative process. A range of approaches to producing, processing and printing digital images will be explored as they relate to current practices.
Prerequisites: ART 101 or Permission of the Department
- This course will introduce digital art image making, editing and design techniques as a foundation upon which an effective visual language is built. Beginning with an investigation of the elements and principles of digital design, students will discover a broad range of visual ideas, concepts and techniques to use in creating images. Expressing, evaluating and communicating ideas with visual images is a primary focus of this course. During the semester, students will use imaging and design software consistent with that in use by artists and other visual professions as a beginning step towards professional-standard computer proficiency.
- This course is a hands-on studio course exploring three-dimensional design problems, geared to the advanced student who wishes to expand his/her knowledge of frmal issues of mass, volume, and shape in a variety of materials. Emphasis is placed on the creative process and problem-solving, moving from idea to revision to completed design. This course is intended to satisfy 3D design requirements for transfer within CUNY, as well as professional art programs. Prerequisite: ART 101, ART 107 or ART 183
- This course provides an introduction to basic color theory and to fundamental elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Through studio exercises, students explore concepts of color theory and develop skills working with traditional drawing, painting and mixed media. Through design projects, students apply learned skills, work with principles of design, and engage in creative problem solving relating theory to practice.
- This is an introductory studio course exploring three-dimensional sculptural form, using both traditional and contemporary materials and methods. Clay and other media are used in hands-on practice as a means of expression and for understanding the language of sculpture, including focus on the creative process from idea to completion. This course is intended to satisfy basic sculpture requirements for transfer within CUNY, as well as professional art programs.
- This course will explore type design and its application in visual communication. Students will learn to manipulate type properties to design meaningful and effective graphic communication. The use of industry-standard desktop publishing software will be covered as well as will be applied to a range of typographic solutions.
Prerequisite: ART/MMA 100
- This course continues the study of digital imaging as it relates to graphic design. A course philosophy for this class is the introductionof photographic images as a basis for approaching 2D design concepts. During the semester, this course shall cover digital input, editing, archiving and the beginning of the study of digital output. Conceptual and technical digital shooting assignments will be assigned to expand students' skills and support topics covered in class. Reading and writing will focus on the use of technology in propelling digital imaging and design. Prerequisite: ART/MMA 100
- This course builds upon principles and skills learned in Foundations of Digital Design. Students will apply principles underlying effective visual communication to increasingly complex design problems. Projects may include poster design, symbols and logos, editorial design, information design, visual identity and branding and other design systems. Critical analysis of design problems and the creative design process will be emphasized. Students will complete reading and writing assignments in addition to problems in visual communications and design. Prerequisite: ART /MMA 100
Research and Projects
Honors, Awards and Affiliations
2013 Synthesis, Gallery 23, Solo Exhibition, San Antonio, TX
At This Moment, Fiterman Art Center, Manhattan, NY
Digital Elements Project, The Mariago Collective, Houston, TX
BRIC Open (c)all, The Artist Studio, Brooklyn, NY
BMCC Faculty Art Show, Fiterman Art Center, Manhattan, NY
Variations in Color, G Gallery, Houston, TX
Interstices, SoPac Studio, San Antonio, TX
Seven Minutes, Fox Motel, San Antonio, TX
Fire in the Belly, Semmes Library, San Antonio, TX
The Walls of the City, Flight Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Convergences, Unit B gallery, San Antonio, TX
IADTArt Show, R Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Summer’s Thread, Alameda Theater Gallery,Public Arts San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
NLC Show, Northeast Lakeview College, San Antonio,TX
Not Flesh or Feathers, Lonestar Studios, San Antonio, TX
Alumni Show, UTSA Gallery, San Antonio, TX
As the World Turns, San Antonio International Airport, San Antonio, TX
A Substitute for Confidence, Justice Works, San Antonio, TX
123 Show, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX
Chromophilia, Lonestar Studios, San Antonio, TX
Pound for Pound, Gallery 118, San Antonio, TX
MFA Master Thesis Exhibition, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX
A Broad Perspective, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX
To What Degree, UTSA Graduate Student Exhibition, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX
25 Under 25, Say Si Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Unedited and Dedicated, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, Houston, TX
Neroma, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, Houston, TX
The Jock Strap, Women’s Studies, Houston, TX
Wham!80s, Bootleg, Houston, TX
Hung, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, Houston, TX
4th Annual Sculpture Garden Show, UH South Park Annex, Houston, TX
2010 Artistic Aesthetics, Art360 Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Publications and Media
Art San Antonio, January 2012, Haydee Munoz
Mysanantonio.com, September 2011, Ben Olivares
San Antonio Express News, June 2010, Emily Messer