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River L. Ramirez

September 17

Suggested Donation

Brick Aux Presents


by River L. Ramirez

at Brick Aux Gallery – 628 Metropolitan Ave

Sept 17th @ Brick Aux 


6-8pm Gallery hours 

8pm show


Suggested Donation

Readings by: 

Julio Torres

Charlie Markbreiter 

Spike Einbinder 

Christina Catherine Martinez 

Peter BD

Morgan Bassichis

And more friends! TBA 🙂 

Gallery hours are 1-7 on Saturdays and Sundays

Weekday afternoons and evenings by appointment. Email theresa@bricktheater.com

Paintings and drawings made during the last year exploring the topics of friendship, honesty, rage, race, identity politics, silence and complicity. Also… jokes!

At a time where culture and art in NY is dying, capitalism reigns supreme, and identity has become capital. Avoiding the market and attempting to survive in one of the richest cities in the world is no easy feat. Ramirez has struggled with the question: “What does it mean to be an artist?” And more specifically “Can you be an artist that was raised on welfare, or is it a path made just for the wealthy?”. After 14 years in New York struggling with this question, pursuing all forms of art making; comedy, performance, acting, music, Ramirez Depicts their intense inner world questioning through paintings and drawings made during the last year exploring the topics of friendship, honesty, rage, race, identity politics, silence and complicity through humorous imagery.

@pileoftears @pileoftears_art


River L. Ramirez (they/them) is a NYC based experimental artist, comedian, musician, storyteller and writer who wrote, produced and directed the comedy special program “Pervert Everything” for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Ramirez currently appears alongside Fred Armisen on HBO’s Los Espookys, and does character voice over work for Adult Swim’s BIRDGIRL, and Teenage Euthanasia.

Ramirez’s performance practice extends beyond the limits of television and comedy, their live performance practice being integral to their art. They have recently been commissioned for original musical and dance based performances by Baryshnikov Arts Center, Gibney, Ars Nova Vision Residency program, and Moma PS1. This year they will be debuting their latest music/storytelling, experimental comedy show “GHOSTFOLK” at the Wiesbaden Biennale in Germany. They have written for High Maintenance and The National Lampoon Radio Hour. Named one of Comedy Central’s Up Next Comedians for 2018, Ramirez was featured in the San Francisco ClusterFest comedy festival, and performed at the Public Theater in New York as part of the January, 2019, Under the Radar Festival. You can follow them everywhere online @pileoftears 

photo by Bridget Badore


The Brick is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We rely on the generosity of our patrons. Consider giving a tax-deductible donation today to help make The Brick a sustainable hub of experimental performance for many years to come. Donate Here or Join Our Patreon

Mask Policy: The Brick strongly encourages but does not require masks for audience members. We are in ongoing conversation with our artists and audiences as we continue to adapt our covid policies and it is subject to change at any time. Thank you.

A Note on Accessibility: The Brick has trigger warnings posted in the space for each show for you to check if you so choose. If you would rather ask questions in advance of being in the space or would like to enter in advance of house opening due to our seating not being assigned, please reach out to theresa@bricktheater.com.



September 17, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Suggested Donation


River L. Ramirez


Brick Aux
628 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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