Larissa Ramey is a multimedia artist who primarily works with photography. Her works display themes about race, identity, body image, and the environment. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in Photography from the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in 2019. Currently, Ramey is based out of Leesburg, Virginia and is a freelance photographer and model.
Larissa is making work that challenges her to explore the relationships, environments and, roles of her identity as a biracial woman and artist. The act of documenting and interpreting levels of her identity through portraiture has given her the ability to pass through experiences and expand upon her own self-worth while acknowledging her heritage, ancestry and the present. Portraiture is a way for Ramey to capture the intimate and subtle ways in which she has carved out her place of identity and perspective of what being black means to her as an individual.
Larissa’s work has been shown at venues such as Street Road Artist Space, City Hall and the North Museum in Lancaster, PA, The Mast Gallery, Burren College of Art in Ireland, as well as, the Pingyao International Photography Festival in Pingyao, China. She has exhibited in numerous online publication, including Map to the Darkside Zine and Soft Lightning Volume 1. Larissa is also a dedicated curator who has hosted four exhibitions for the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Photography Department. Currently, Ramey is a social media and brand manager for the Darkside Collective and the Mid-Atlantic region Society of Photographic Education (SPE) platforms.