Maya Ramsay graduated from Chelsea School of Art, Fine Art B.A. (1998) and Central Saint Martin’s School of Art, Fine Art M.A. (2009). In 2012, her project Station X: documenting the derelict buildings of Bletchley Park, featured on Radio 4’s Today programme and was exhibited at MK Gallery and in Alan Turing’s hut at Bletchley Park Museum. Ramsay’s first solo exhibition Wall Talk won the London Group Solo Show Award in 2014 and was shortlisted for the 2014 Artraker Award for Conflict. Her project Wall of Sound, rubbings from the wood-chip wallpaper in Jimi Hendrix’s London home, won EMERGENCY 2016 and was presented at the opening of Hendrix House and as part of London Jazz Festival. She was awarded Arts Council England funding for her project Countless (2016–18), working with the unidentified graves and shipwrecked boats of migrants who died at sea whilst trying to reach Europe. Countless was first exhibited in a solo show at Aspex Gallery in 2017. Ramsay’s sculpture Leave or Remain won the Artlyst prize in 2019 and her short film Leave or Remain was a prize winner at the 2019 Swedenborg Film Festival.
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