Jessica Ramm

Jessica Ramm

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

About Jessica Ramm

I often work in desolate landscapes: in peat bogs, on mountains and on moorlands. My struggle to gain a hard-won equilibrium in these changeable environments takes form through an ongoing series of performances that are punctuated briefly by events of energy containment and release.

As human beings we have a tendency to relegate the non-human and the non-organic to the role of substrate to be acted upon. Yet lived human experience is punctuated by natural phenomena that provoke a state of rupture; wild uncontrollable forces that addle and alter human bodies.

By setting up processes that have no definite beginning or end: chemical reactions, or objects upon which physical forces are exerted; I am able to explore the plasticity of the material world we inhabit, scrutinizing human anxiety as experienced in the face of elemental forces.


Edinburgh College of Art
MFA Sculpture
MFA, (with distinction)

BA Hons, (first class) Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
Fine Art


Recent exhibitions:
Moving Mountains, Edinburgh College of Art, June 2014
Masters of the Multiverse, Edinburgh College of Art, May2014
Remote Possibilities, Timespan, Sutherland, May 2014
Leave The Capitol, The Fleming Collection, London, Nov 2013
Convocation, Macintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Oct 2013
Resident 13, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Sept 2013
Fair, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, June 2013