Drawing Biennial 2017

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April · Auction: 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm


ruby onyinyechi amanze

a moving sky (ada in peace)

Top Pick

Katharine Stout, Deputy Director ICA, London

Year 2016
Medium Graphite, ink, fluorescent acrylic, photo transfer on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21.0 cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

ruby onyinyechi amanze:

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).