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Ruby Waage Townsend (b.1996) is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Leicester, UK. Focusing on themes such as identity, trauma, and domestic environments, the artist seeks to both emulate the everyday and transpose settings in a dream-like way,examining facades and illusions. Brought up in the UK, from Dutch heritage, she intertwines folklore with lived experiences alongside familial stories, filtering reality through mythology, making the ephemeral tangible through the medium of paint.

Education


2023 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fine Art, First Class, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

 

Collections
 

2023 Board Room, Private Collection
 
2023 Ilkon Gallery, Ilkeston, Permanent Collection

2022 Sir Peter Soulsby, Private Collection

Achievements and Awards
 

2023 Duncan Henderson Therese-Taylor Memorial Award, De Montfort University

2022 Longlisted Robert Walters Group UK New Artist of the Year Award 

 

2022 Endeavour Award, De Montfort University

 

2021​ L.O.V.E Art DMU Local Prize Winner

 

2021​ Endeavour Award, De Montfort University

 

 

 

Selected Joint/Solo Exhibitions
 

2023 ‘NANIMA: THE REBELLION, Pendulum Chamber • Libra and the Pear Tree’, Joint Exhibition with Shehzad Jaffer, Brunswick Art Gallery, Russel Square, London, UK
 

2023 ‘NANIMA: THE REBELLION’, ILKON Gallery, Heanor Road, Ilkeston, UK
 

2023 ‘The Libra and The Pear Tree’ Exhibition and Performance, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

2022 ‘Propped Up’, BETA X, 72 Church Gate, Leicester, UK

2021 ‘Habitat’ Joint Exhibition with artist Shehzad Jaffer, GraffWerk, Leicester, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions
 

2023 ‘FREE RANGE’, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, UK

2023 ‘Smock Ravelled’, TwoQueens, 2 Queen Street, Leicester, UK

2023 ‘Women In Art’ LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, Uk

2022 ‘Blunderbuss’ TwoQueens, 2 Queen Street, Leicester, UK

2022 ‘L.O.V.E Art’ LCB Depot, 31 Rutland St, Leicester, UK

2022 ‘Spec 3’ LCB Depot, 31 Rutland St, Leicester, UK

2022 ‘Point 2’ DMU Gallery Atrium, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

2022 ‘Ubiquitous Individual’, TwoQueens, 2 Queen Street, Leicester, UK

2021 ‘L.O.V.E Art’ LCB Depot, 31 Rutland St, Leicester, UK

2020 ‘Socially Distanced 2020’, StudioName, Leicester, UK


 

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