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b. 1982, Nigeria

ruby onyinyechi amanze Biography

ruby onyinyechi amanze is a visual artist whose practice is primarily centred around drawing and works on paper. In a non-linear and fluid narrative, her large scaled drawings explore space, play, magic and hybridity.

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Most recently, amanze completed two-year long residencies at the Queens Museum and as part of the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions Program, both in New York. She has exhibited her work internationally in Lagos, London, Johannesburg and Paris, and nationally at the California African American Museum, the Drawing Center and the Studio Museum of Harlem.

amanze earned her B.F.A., Summa Cum Laude, from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and her M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2012–2013, amanze was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Today she resides between Philadelphia and Brooklyn, but calls multiple places home.

ruby onyinyechi amanze Featured Artworks

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#1 of 17 Swimming Pools by ruby onyinyechi amanze contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
ruby onyinyechi amanze#1 of 17 Swimming Pools, 2020Ink, photo transfers, graphite, gouache and acrylic on paper
101.6 x 181 cm
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#3&4 of 17 Swimming Pools [pool dance] by ruby onyinyechi amanze contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
ruby onyinyechi amanze#3&4 of 17 Swimming Pools [pool dance], 2020Graphite, ink, photo transfers, gouache, varnish, wax and acrylic on paper
217.2 x 116.8 cm
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Bird Dance #4 by ruby onyinyechi amanze contemporary artwork print
ruby onyinyechi amanzeBird Dance #4, 2020Digital prints, custom mount and shelf
61 x 61 cm
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pas de deux by ruby onyinyechi amanze contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
ruby onyinyechi amanzepas de deux, 2020Ink, graphite, photo transfers and gouache on paper
101.6 x 139.7 cm
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#2 of 17 Swimming Pools [Divers] by ruby onyinyechi amanze contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
ruby onyinyechi amanze#2 of 17 Swimming Pools [Divers], 2020Ink, photo transfers, graphite, gouache and acrylic on paper
168.9 x 188 cm
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Starfish by ruby onyinyechi amanze contemporary artwork mixed media
ruby onyinyechi amanzeStarfish, 2016Ink, graphite, fluorescent acrylic, photo transfers on paper on wood
96.5 x 125.7 x 7.62 cm
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How To Butterfly, given the rate of flow of a fluid, radiant energy, or particles across a given area” by ruby onyinyechi amanze contemporary artwork mixed media
ruby onyinyechi amanzeHow To Butterfly, given "the rate of flow of a fluid, radiant energy, or particles across a given area”, 2016Ink, graphite, coloured pencils, fluorescent acrylic, photo transfers and spray paint on paper on wood
183 x 289.6 x 16.5 cm
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wrapped in air one finds new ground by ruby onyinyechi amanze contemporary artwork mixed media
ruby onyinyechi amanzewrapped in air one finds new ground, 2017Graphite, ink, photo transfer, coloured pencils on paper
96.5 x 127 cm
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ruby onyinyechi amanze Recent Exhibitions

ruby onyinyechi amanze Represented By

Goodman Gallery contemporary art gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa Goodman Gallery Cape Town, East Hampton, Johannesburg, London
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