Ransome graduated from Pratt Institute and retired as a tenured professor from the School of Visual Performing Arts at Syracuse University to pursue a full-time studio art career. He received his MFA in Studio Arts from Lesley University. Ransome’s artwork centers on his African-American lineage, which is traced back to sharecroppers of the American South who emigrated to Northern cities along the East Coast during the Great Migration.
Ransome has exhibited in the Katonah Museum of Art, The Sigal Museum Easton, PA, The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) Museum of Art in Winston-Salem, NC and the Visual Art Center of New Jersey.
He was awarded the Hudson Valley Artist Purchase Award from the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, New York. Group shows include exhibits at galleries in Los Angeles, Boston, Kingston, NY, New Haven, CT, Dallas and Tequesta, Fl.
“The View from Here” was his first solo exhibit which opened in 2020 at the historic Barrett Art Center. “Say It Loud” opened in 2022 at the Elaine Bailey Augustine Gallery at the University of North Alabama, AL.
He is currently at work on solo exhibitions for the Alpha Gallery in Boston Massachusetts opening this Fall and the Opalka Gallery at Sage college in Albany, NY in 2023.