Ruby Swinney


Ruby Swinney (b. 1992) graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Arts in 2015, where her graduate exhibition was bought by the Zeitz Museum for Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). 

Working primarily with oil on tracing paper, her work seems to step into a parallel world, where strange figures inhabit timeless landscapes. Her paintings evoke our present uncertainties, and our yearning for a vanishing natural world that is growing darker and unfamiliar. Ruby currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 Ignis Fatuus - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Bad Habitus, Mullers Gallery, Cape Town
Nothing Personal, Smac Gallery, Stellenbosch
Arcadia, SMITH Studio, Cape Town

Permanent Collections

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA)

Matthias Hartman Private Collection

M&C Saatchi Abel Collection