Represented by PAPER Gallery​

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Solo Exhibitions and Performances

2019 No Such Thing, A Portrait with Salamanders Manifest/PAPER Gallery

2019 Not Quite Light Night (with Simon Woolham) The White Hotel

2018 In the Mirror With Me Neukölln Berlin

2018 Nile Chorus (with Simon Woolham) Manchester Museum
2018 Into Gold,  PAPER2
2017 Ermine, Chetham’s Library, Manifest Arts Festival 

2017 Buddha of the Bathroom (with Mike Chavez Dawson) Manchester Art Gallery
2017 The Land Is, PAPER Gallery 

2015 Menagerie in Blue  sluice___2015 London 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Parenthesis (Online) PAPER Gallery Manchester

2020 At our Still Lives Posed, Axel Orbinger Berlin

2020 Manchester Open Exhibition HOME Manchester 

2019 Inter-Section Temporary Contemporary Huddersfield 

2019 The Manchester Contemporary
2019 Un Staged PAPER and Leicester Print Workshop
2018 Into a Light  Saatchi Gallery London
2018 Message from Manchester, 48 Hours Neukolln, Berlin
2018 Like the Lines of a Hand C4RD London

2017 Line and Fold, Basel Switzerland
2017 Curiosities AIR Gallery Altrincham
2017Fountain Fountain Bury Art Museum and Gallery
2016 The Human Condition, East Street Arts Leeds
2016 Utopia, Dystopia, Fringe Arts Bath
2016 Sound and Vision, PAPER Gallery Manchester

2015 sluice___ London

Residencies and Awards
2017/2019 GM Arts Prize Shortlisted

2016 Bankley Open Call, Manchester Shortlisted
2016 GM Arts Prize Emerging Contemporary Visual Artist Runner Up
2016 Exploring PAPER AIR Programme Manchester
2016 Contemporary Art Practice Degree Residency The Manchester College
2014 Artfunkl Residency Manchester (+ Performance Helix Duette with Marina Kelly)

Selected Live Music

2019 (DF) Berlondon Jägermeister, Night Embassy Berlin

2019 (DF) Emmanuel Jal support, Soup Kitchen Manchester

2019 (DF) Glastonbury Festival

2019 No Such Thing LP
2017 Ermine OST
2017 The Land Is LP
2015 Menagerie in Blue OST

Selected Publication and Press

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
2016 The Lucky Jotter Artist Showcase
2015 Illustration for Simon Young (The Mysterious Rolling Wool Bogey)

Artist 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 and lyrics support these visual works; collected sound recordings are digitally manipulated, collated and used to create songs, which are then performed in response to specific sites and events.

© 2019 Ruby Tingle