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) lives and works in New York and Philadelphia. Graduated from BFA at Tyler School of Art, Temple University (2004); and MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (2006). She was selected as a finalist for the Prix Canson Drawing Prize (2016); was an Open Sessions participant at the Drawing Center, New York (2015-17); and was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award in Drawing to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2012-13). Select residencies include Queens Museum, Flushings, New York (2015-16); Workspace Program, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York (2014-15); Bric Arts, New York (2014); BetterArt Residency Program, New York (2011); and Cooper Union School of Art, New York (2011). Select solo exhibitions include STAR FISH, Smack Mellon, New York (2017); The Armory Show Focus, Marian Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle (2016); SALT WATER, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg (2015); and a story. in parts., Tiwani Contemporary, London (2015). Select group exhibitions include Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, New York (2017); The Day Comes, Galerie des Galeries, Paris (2017); Studio Program Exhibition, Queens Museum, 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 (2016); KIN, Hanger, Lisbon (2016); Speaking Back, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town (2015); Telling Truths/Speaking Secrets [November 2014], Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green (2014); no one belongs here more than you, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (2013); Waiting for the Queen, Dyker Gallery, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York (2012); and Part II, Causeu Contemporary Gallery, New York (2011).

Last updated: 13.02.2019

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