ruby onyinyechi amanze

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    ruby onyichechi amanze, astroturf rooftop picnics (Lagos), ghana must go (bags) somewhere, anywhere... 2015 Ink, fluorescent acrylic, graphite, coloured pencil, photo transfers, metallic pigment and glitter on paper 182.88 x 303.53 cm Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary

ruby onyinyechi amanze (b. 1982, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria) lives and works in New York and Philadelphia. amanze earned her BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University; and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, USA. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2012-13), and was selected as a finalist for the Prix Canson Drawing Prize (2016). Select residencies include Queens Museum Studio Program, Queens Museum, Flushings, New York (2016-2017); and Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, New York (2016-2017). Select solo exhibitions include STAR FISH, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York (2017); The Armory Show Focus, Marian Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA (2016); SALT WATER, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (2015); and a story. in parts., Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK (2015). Select group exhibitions include Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, New York (2017); The Day Comes, Galerie des Galeries, Paris, France (2017); Studio Program Exhibition, Queens Museum, Queens, New York (2017); Dialogues in Drawing, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco (2017); Un-becoming, Fridman Gallery, New York (2016); The Ease of Fiction, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (2016); KIN, Hanger, Lisbon, Portugal (2016); Speaking Back, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (2015); Telling Truths/Speaking Secrets [November 2014], Bowling Green State University (2014); no one belongs here more than you, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria (2013); Waiting for the Queen, Dyker Gallery, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY, USA (2012); and Part II, Causeu Contemporary Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA (2011).

Last updated: 14.06.2018


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