Abadan, Iran, 1965. Lives and works in Claremont, California.
Raised between Utah, Indiana and Tehran, he later moved to New York to study graphic design and photography. In 1994, he moved to Milan, Italy where he lived and collaborated in triadic fashion with magazines, designers, and industry. Working within, around and sometimes against the traditions of photography and installation, he has examined the idea of the individual as a reflection of place and an expression of influences. In 2008, Ramak exhibited his project “49 Capitols,” a photographic essay on his trip through 49 U.S. State Capitols, at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City. An installation of his ongoing project “The Business of People” was on exhibition at the Monditalia Section at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia in 2014. Ramak holds an MFA from CalArts and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. Currently, he’s visiting lecturer at San Francisco Art Institute.