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ruby onyinyechi amanze
Born in 1982 in Nigeria. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Ruby onyinyechi amanze is a Nigerian-born artist, who spent her formative years in Britain. Her practice, which comprises drawings, works on paper, textile design, photography and printmaking, attests to her understanding of cultural hybridity, belonging and displacement. She completed her BA (Summa Cum Laude) at Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, USA, in 2004 and her M.F.A at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, USA, in 2006. Amanze was awarded a 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholarship, whereby she joined the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Nigeria in Nsukka, Nigeria. Amanze has been included in numerous exhibitions in Ghana, Nigeria, the US, the UK, and the Netherlands. Recent group presentations include no one belongs here more than you at the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Lagos, in Nigeria in 2013; and Six Draughtsmen at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) in Brooklyn, New York in 2013-2014. More recently, her solo presentation a story. in parts. was presented at Tiwani Contemporary in London, UK, in 2015.
'With the galaxy beneath her she remembered the magic of soaring amidst coconut clouds', 2014. Pencil, ink and photo transfer. 200 x 289 cm / 78.74 x 113.78 in. Courtesy of Mariane Ibrahim Gallery