Ramberg was a central figure in the Chicago Imagist movement, and in first-wave feminist art in the USA. Beyond those contexts her work has emerged as increasingly compelling on its own terms, and highly relevant to artists now. Ramberg is best known for imagery of bound, fetishised hands and bodies, and for schematised torsos that can shade into ‘pure’ diagrammatic abstraction.
The exhibition at 42 Carlton Place during Glasgow International 2014 is the first showing of Ramberg in the UK since her inclusion in the exhibition Who Chicago, curated by Victor Musgrave – touring to Glasgow’s Third Eye Centre in 1980.
Christina Ramberg (b.1946 – d.1995) lived and worked in Chicago, USA.