Approved: 21.04.2017

Ruby Tingle

Artist, Maker, Researcher

Approved: 21.04.2017


Ruby Tingle graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2011. She is represented by PAPER Gallery and is their permanent Artist in Residence. Her practice is concerned with the reconstruction of familiar forms to document the extraordinary as authentic. Collages, performances, film and pieces of music aim to present an unnatural history with it’s own folklore, where the boundaries between cryptozoic speculation and scientific evidence are obscured. Ruby places herself within her work to create fleeting portraits which allow for a platform for the telling of hew own myths.

CV & Education


2011 Manchester School of Art fine Art BA

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Into Gold, PAPER Second Exhibition Space
2017 Ermine, Chetham’s Library, Manifest Arts Festival Manchester
2017 The Land Is, PAPER Gallery Manchester

Selected Group Exhibitions
*2018 Into a Light With PAPER +LLE,  Saatchi Gallery London
2018 Tracing Paper Show, PAPER Gallery Manchester
2018 Message from Manchester, 48 Hours Neukolln, Berlin
2018 Like the Lines of a Hand C4RD London
2017 Like the Lines of a Hand PAPER Gallery Manchester
2017 Curiosities AIR Gallery Altrincham
2017 Intimate The Old Courts Wigan
2017Fountain Fountain Bury Art Museum and Gallery
2017 John Hyatt Rock Art Performances, HOME Manchester
2016 The Cat Show, PAPER Gallery Manchester
2016 Bankley Open Call, Manchester
2016 The Human Condition, East Street Arts Leeds
2016 Chamber of Commerce GM Arts Prize Show Manchester
2016 RITE, Islington Mill Salford
2016 Utopia, Dystopia, Fringe Arts Bath
2016 Free For Arts Manchester
2016 Sound and Vision, PAPER Gallery Manchester

Art Fairs
2017 The Manchester Contemporary
2017 Line and Fold, Basel Switzerland
2015 sluice___ London

2016 + PAPER Gallery Studio Artist Manchester
2016 Exploring PAPER AIR Programme Manchester
2016 Contemporary Art Practice Degree Residency The Manchester College
2015 PAPER Gallery Studio Artist Manchester
2014 Artfunkl Residency Manchester

2017 GM Arts Prize Shortlisted
2016 GM Arts Prize Emerging Contemporary Visual Artist Runner Up

Selected Performances
2018 In the Mirror With Me Neukölln Berlin
2017 Self in Shed The Manchester Contemporary
2017 Ermine Chetham’s Library Manchester
2017 Buddha of the Bathroom Manchester Art Gallery
2017 The Land Is PAPER Gallery  and HOME Manchester
2016 Fowl Walcot Chapel Bath and Islington Mill Salford
2015 Menagerie in Blue sluice___2015 London and University of Salford
2014 Helix Duette ArtFunkl Manchester

2017+ Buddha of the Bathroom / The Moth with Mike Chavez Dawson
2016+ The Frog Gentleman and various performances with Simon Woolham
2014 Helix Duette with Marina Kelly
2013+ Music collaboration with Dirty Freud

*2018 No Such Thing LP
2017 Ermine OST
2017 The Land Is LP
2016 Hymns for the Men EP
2015 Menagerie in Blue OST
2015 The Shanties EP

Selected Publication and Press
2018 Cotton On Manchester Interview
2017 Manifest Podcast Interview
2017 BBC Radio Manchester Interview
2017 CCQ January Artist Feature
2016 Creative Tourist Exhibition Preview
2016 PAPER Magazine, Folklore and Spectrograms Interview
2016 The Lucky Jotter Artist Showcase
2015 Gramarye The Mysterious Rolling Wool Bogey by Simon Young illustration
2014 Yorkshire Art Journal Feature