Maya Ramsay works with historically and politically important sites, employing a variety of processes to capture visual histories that would otherwise be lost or unseen.
Recent projects range from working with the derelict buildings of Bletchley Park where the Code-breakers worked in WW11, to the wood-chip wallpaper in Jimi Hendrix’s London home, to the unidentiﬁed graves and shipwrecked boats of migrants who died at sea whilst trying to reach Europe. Ramsay’s works often involve a unique process which she developed to lift surfaces from these sites. Her practice also includes ﬁlm, found objects, frottage and photography.
Ramsay graduated from Chelsea School of Art, Fine Art BA (1998) and Central Saint Martin’s School of Art, Fine Art MA (2009). Awards include the London Group Solo Show Award 2013, 2014 Artraker Award for Conﬂict, EMERGENCY 2016, Arts Council England Grants for the Arts (2016 & 2018), 2019 Swedenborg Film Festival and the Artlyst prize 2019.
She has exhibited in Germany, Holland, Italy and the UK, at venues including Aspex Gallery, Bletchley Park Museum, Hendrix House, MK Gallery, The Barbican, The Hague and Venice Biennale. She was elected as a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2016 and her works feature in the publication 50 Women Sculptors (Aurora Metro Publishing, 2020).