Sam Ramos has been with the Art Institute since 2017 and currently serves as director, Gallery Activation.
Outside of his time at the museum, Sam writes fiction, essays, and art criticism. Published pieces include “Exiles from the Wasteland,” Fiction (2019), “An Invisible System: The Art of Scheff Weems,” Badlands Literary Journal (Winter 2018), “What Relevance Can Art Have for Frontline Providers Right Now?” Hyperallergic (April 20, 2020), and “On Leaving Dove Springs: A meditation on neighborhood, fear, family, and change,” The Austin Chronicle, (August 2014). His novel, La Gloria, was included on the Dzanc Prize for Fiction Longlist, November 2018.
Sam earned his master’s in fine arts in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.