Ramneet Kalra

2024 Winner

"Gratitude fills my heart as I extend my sincerest thanks to the esteemed jury for selecting me for this prestigious award. Your recognition not only honors my work but also serves as a beacon of encouragement to continue striving for excellence. I am truly humbled by this acknowledgment and deeply grateful for the opportunity to contribute to our shared journey of creativity and discovery. Thank you for believing in me and for your invaluable support."

Ramneet Kalra is a multi-disciplinary artist and curator who combines his passion for poetry and photography. Author of The Lazy Motivation and Here We Are Forever, Ramneet taught himself photography.

He uses his images to capture the essence of his surroundings. Ramneet also discovered his love for poetry and started to integrate his writing into his photographic work.

Ramneet loves traveling, capturing images and writing poems that reflect his experiences and perspectives. His photographs are characterized by their evocative use of light and color, and his poems often explore themes of nature, solitude, and the human condition.

Ramneet’s artwork has been shown in exhibitions in India, USA and in Canada. He has also served as Artist in Residence for Fredericton Arts Alliance in the summer of 2022 and 2023. Ramneet’s work has been displayed with the Connexions Arc at Charlotte Glencross Gallery, the UNB Art Center in Fredericton NB and Pattes de mouche Gallery Cap pele. Ramneet has written and read various poems. He was also interviewed for the CHSR Radio by Mark Kilfoil. He volunteered for CCNB (Conservation Council of New Brunswick) and Nature Canada for COP 15 where he taught poetry writing to people. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, Ramneet has curated exhibitions that transcend boundaries, inviting audiences to explore the depths of human experience through the lens of creativity.

Ramneet curated two shows for NB BIPOC artists called Outside Perspective in October and November of 2023 and has more upcoming curations in June, September and October 2024. With each exhibition, Ramneet invites you on a journey of discovery, where every artwork becomes a doorway to new perspectives and deeper understanding

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