Debra Ramsay is an abstract artist working in the disciplines of painting, drawing, and installation. She maintains a full-time studio practice in New York City.


Ramsay has exhibited her work internationally for the past three decades, including in Denmark, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia. Solo exhibitions in the United States include the Brattleboro Museum in Brattleboro, VT, 2017, Odetta Gallery, Brooklyn, and 57 W 57th Arts, NY, 2016. In 2021, she was included in the group exhibition, (de)coding, at the Visual Arts Center of NJ, and the exhibition, Embody, at the Ely Center for Contemporary Art in New Haven. 


She was awarded a 2018 residency at the Golden Foundation in New Berlin, NY, a 2016 residency at the Albers Foundation, a 2013 residency at the Golden Foundation in New Berlin, NY, and in 2012 a fellowship at BAU Institute in Otranto, Italy. She will attend the Pouch Cove Foundation residency in Newfoundland, in 2021.


In Spring, 2020 Ramsay was the featured visual artist in The Cincinnati Review, and in 2017 her work was included in an exhibition and publication of the same name, Chromotopia: An Illustrated History of Colour. The book, by David Coles, was published by Thames and Hudson.