WILMA RAMOS

1940 – Mogi das Cruzes – SP. 2009 – Mogi das Cruzes – SP. He began exhibiting in 1967, at the Salão de Arte Contemporânea de Campinas, and the following year, he held his first individual exhibition at the City Hall of his hometown. With a thematically focused painting on Brazilian Folklore, especially its festivities and revels, she focused mainly on the rich, varied and colorful popular universe of Bahia, in addition to Brazilian folklore and Afro-Brazilian rituals. With vivid colors and striking figuration, his paintings gradually attracted attention. In 1970, his works were accepted by the 13th Salão of São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo. In 1974, he traveled to Spain, where he lived for 4 years, participating in group exhibitions on the Balearic Islands in Palma de Mallorca and Puerto Pollenza, and exhibiting individually in Madrid at Galeria ArteLux in 1977. Back in Brazil, he received awards at various art salons made in the State of São Paulo and joined the naif artists exhibiting at the Cravo e Canela Gallery, which opened in 1979. He received the trophy “Personality artistic” on the occasion of one of the several art exhibitions in Mogi das Cruzes and in 2004 he was part of the project “O Brasil agricultural na Arte Naif” promoted by the company Bayer Cropscience and that same year, it participated in the collective exhibition opening the new address of the Jacques Ardies Gallery, in Vila Mariana, in São Paulo.