Ruby Swinney (b. 1992) graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Arts in 2015.
Working primarily with oil on tracing paper, and oil on silk, 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 Swinney’s work forms part of various local private and public collections, including the Zeitz MOCAA collection
Ruby currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
|2019||Hold Still - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town|
|2018||Human Nature, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town|
|2017||Ignis Fatuus - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town|
Selected Group Exhibitions
|2018||Let's Talk About Nature, AKINCI Gallery, Amsterdam|
|Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town|
|2017||Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town|
|2016||FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg|
|Arcadia, SMITH Studio, Cape Town|
|Nothing Personal, Smac Gallery, Stellenbosch|
|Bad Habitus, Mullers Gallery, Cape Town|
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA)
Matthias Hartman Private Collection
M&C Saatchi Abel Collection