ruby onyinyechi amanze is a visual artist whose practice is primarily centered around drawing and works on paper. Her drawings explore issues of cultural hybridity, nomadism and non-linear narrative, by creating a surreal world that otherwise displaced creatures inhabit.
amanze was born in Nigeria in 1982. She immediately relocated to the U.K. where she spent the next thirteen years, prior to moving to the U.S. In 2004, 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, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 2006. In 2012-2013, amanze was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholars Award to in Drawing.
amanze has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including, New York, Miami, London, Lagos and Cape Town. She recently concluded the 2014-2015 Workspace Program with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and is a 2015 summer recipient for the Fountainhead Residency in Miami. She currently lives and works in New York.
Artist's website: www.rubyamanze.com