Progressive Electronica & Contemporary Visual Artist

2021 Floronic Video/ Performance 48 Hours Neukölln

Lancashire Encounter Composition/ Performance, The Harris Preston

2020 Dirty Freud Love in the Backwater EP/ music video, Modern Sky

 

Parenthesis Exhibition, PAPER Gallery Manchester

 

Manchester Open Exhibition, HOME

 

At Our Still Lives Poised Exhibition, Axel Orbinger, Berlin

 

 

2019 Berlondon Jägermeister Performance, Night Embassy Berlin

 

Glastonbury Festival Performance

 

A portrait with Salamanders Cassette/Performance, Manifest Arts

 

Not Quite Light Night, Performance, The White Hotel Salford

 

Unstaged Exhibition Leicester Print Workshop

 

GM Arts Prize Shortlist

 

 

2018 Into a Light Exhibition Saatchi Gallery, London 

 

In the Mirror with Me Performance, 48 Hours Neukolln Berlin

 

Like the Lines of a Hand Exhibition,  Centre for Recent Drawing London

 

Nile Chorus Performance, Manchester Museum

Into Gold Solo exhibition, PAPER2

 

 

2017 Ermine Solo exhibition/OST, Chethams Library Manchester

Line and Fold Exhibition, Art Basel Switzerland

 

Buddha of the Bathroom Performances, Manchester Art Gallery, Bury Museum +

 

Curiosities Exhibition, AIR Gallery Altrincham

 

The Land Is Solo exhibition/LP/Performances, PAPER Gallery, HOME Manchester

 

The Manchester Contemporary with PAPER Gallery 

 

 

2014-2016 Menagerie in Blue Performance/ OST,  sluice__ London

 

The Human Condition Exhibition, East Street Arts Leeds

 

Exploring PAPER Residency Manchester

 

GM Arts Prize Award

 

Utopia Dystopia Performance Fringe Arts Bath

 

Sound and Vision Exhibition PAPER Manchester

 

Helix Duette Performance/ ArtFunkl ResidencyManchester

Gramarye Illustration for Simon Young 

Statement

Ruby’s practice is primarily concerned with the reconstruction of familiar forms to present and document the extraordinary as authentic. A variety of media including paper cut outs, the readymade, animal matter and sounds are collected, manipulated and reassembled to create new ambiguous forms as works on paper, performances, installations, films and pieces of music. These collages aim to present an unnatural history with it’s own folklore, where the boundaries between cryptozoic speculation and scientific evidence are obscured. A fascination with herpetology, it's history, symbolism and future conservation, roots her material and conceptual investigations. By placing herself within her work, Ruby creates fleeting self portraits which allow for a vicarious existence. Here she is able to document different aspects of her ‘Self’ and embellished accounts of personal experiences, set within her own invented myths. Her music mixes elements of natural sound, high range celestial vocals and inventive  electronic instrumentation to produce original and  dreamy, experimental ‘music from the swamp’. She is represented by PAPER Gallery Manchester, vocalist with cinematic electronic act Dirty Freud and co-founded independent record label No Such Thing. 

Selected Press

2020 PUSH Sheffield article 

2020 The Fourdrinier Lockdown Interview
2019 Visit Manchester HAUNT Collaboration Interview
2018 Cotton On Manchester Interview
2017 Manifest Podcast Interview
2017 BBC Radio Manchester Interview and film
2017 CCQ January Artist Feature
2016 Creative Tourist Exhibition Preview
2016 PAPER Magazine, Folklore and Spectrograms Interview