RUBY AMANZE


Ruby Omanze The African Pool, 2015
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Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze was born in Nigeria and currently lives and works in New York. Amanze received her B.F.A., summa cum laude, from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 2004, and her M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 2006. In 2012-2013 Amanze was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholars Award in Drawing to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Amanze is a visual artist whose practice is primarily centered on drawing and working on paper. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including in New York, Johannesburg, Miami, London, and Lagos. She recently concluded the 2014-2015 Workspace Program with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, was a 2015 summer recipient for the Fountainhead Residency in Miami, and is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Queens Museum, New York.

Selected works

2013

ongoing: Aliens, hybrids and ghosts

Twin: a performance and drawing

2012-2013

Adventures of ADA the alien

2012

Bridges and familiar strangers

2010-2011

Oyibo is okay

2007-2009

Place is a state of being

Selected solo exhibitions

2016

The Armory Show Focus, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015

SALT WATER, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

astroturf rooftop picnics, Morgan Lehman Gallery, NY, NY

 A story. in parts., Tiwani Contemporary, London

Two-person exhibitions

2015

Magic, Omenka Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria

2014              

Telling Truths, Speaking Secrets, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA

Nomad Gallery, Belgium, Washington D.C.

2012

Waiting for the Queen, Dyker Gallery, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York,

2006

All the Things I Never Said, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, USA

Selected group exhibitions

2016

The Ease of Fiction, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC

KIN, Hanger, Lisbon, Portugal

2015

Speaking Back, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

No Such Place, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art Gallery, New York

2014

Mutations, Tiwani Contemporary Gallery, London, UK

I See You, Harvey B. Gantt Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Drawn Truly, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Bric Biennial [Sept 2014], Bric Arts, Brooklyn, New York

Telling Truths/Speaking Secrets [November 2014], Bowling Green State University, USA

2013              

Six Draughtsmen, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, New York

no one belongs here more than you, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria

Crossing The Line; Contemporary Drawing, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York

Department of Fine and Applied Arts Faculty Exhibition, UNN, Nigeria

2012

Waiting for the Queen, Dyker Gallery, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York

Neither Here, Nor There, Brooklyn Public Library Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York

2011

Artists who Teach, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, New Jersey, USA

Artists-in-Residence Exhibition, The Cooper Union, New York

Part II, Causey Contemporary Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Wagmag Benefit Exhibition, The Front Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

The Salon, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2010

Paint&Print; a Portfolio Project, Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, The Netherlands

Exchange VI: Contemporary Prints; West Gallery, Purdue University, Indiania, USA

Multiplicities of Syntax; Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas, USA

Transforming Technology; SGC Philagrafika 2010 Print Conference, University of the

Arts, Philadelphia, USA

2009

One Night Stand; Main Line Art Center, Haverford, USA

2008

From Taboo to Icon; Ice Box Gallery; Crane Arts, Philadelphia, USA

Works on Paper, [Juror’s Award], Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, USA

2007

Victory for Tyler Painting Exhibition, Ice Box Gallery; Crane Arts, Philadelphia, USA

Works on Paper, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

Works on Paper, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, USA

Seams and Surfaces, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

Here Now, [Solo exhibition], Please Touch Museum; Philadelphia, USA

2006

M.F.A. Graduate Thesis Exhibition. Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan, USA

All About Me, Open End Gallery, Chicago, USA

All the Things I Never Said, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, USA