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, the readymade and synthetic, biological materials and sounds are collected, manipulated and reassembled to create new ambiguous forms as works on paper, performances, installations and pieces of music. These collages are rooted in natural history and aim to present an alternate folklore where boundaries between human and animal are obscured. By placing herself within her work Ruby creates fleeting portraits which allow for a vicarious existence; the records of these occurrences document different aspects of her ‘Self’, set within her own myths.
Ruby Tingle works as an artist in Manchester after graduating from Manchester School of Art in 2011. She is represented by PAPER Gallery and was awarded runner up in the GM Arts Prize 2016. Recent exhibitions include solo shows 'The Land Is' at PAPER following the Exploring PAPER Residency Scheme and 'Ermine' at Chethams Library in Manchester as part of Manifest Arts Festival. Ruby has also exhibited work in group shows at East Street Arts in Leeds, The Old Courts in Wigan and Bury Art Museum and Gallery. Recent live work includes performances at HOME, Manchester Art Gallery and The Manchester Contemporary 2017.
Self in shed Collage, snake skin, fabric and spray paint on paper 30 x 31cm 2017 SOLD