Artist: Krystal Ramirez

Exhibition: La Cena Esta Servida

Media: Metal

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Merlino Gallery



Artist Background 

Krystal Ramirez was born and raised in Huntington Beach and is currently a senior at CSULB and will finish with a Bachelor in Fine Arts with the emphasis in metal and jewelry. Krystal has been drawing and painting ever since she can remember! She explained how freeing it was to her and how much she loved it.  Her talents took her to Orange County School of Arts in Santa Ana for visual arts. There she took a jewelry class and that is where she found the love for it. She has a vision to go to grad school and hopes to start selling her artwork/jewelry. She is finalizing her website and works from her studio at home.

Formal Analysis

Krystal’s art consists of various metals. These include pewter, copper, brass and sterling silver. This exhibit was three years in the making and the results are incredible! Her art is centered around dinner table items. Her exhibit felt like a beautiful display at Anthropology!

Content Analysis

Krystal’s artwork has the message that intimate relationships happen at the dinner table. She is also inspired by nature and the organic forms of simplicity it creates.  She said that each piece reflects someone that means a lot to her. She stressed the importance of having a sit-down meal and how it had a lot of meaning to her. These dinners include having quality family time, which is vital for Krystal and her happiness. She said that this was the location where big decisions were made and truth came out.

My Experience

This was my favorite exhibit as I would easily buy every item she displayed. I am very excited for when she starts selling her work! I was very confused of why she did not try selling on Easy but she explained the whole profit margin thing isn’t for her and how she is not quite ready to take that on. I loved how her art was made out of simple everyday items like utensils and salt and pepper shakers. Shows that art is all around us!