Ruth Murray

Education

  • 2006 - 2008 Royal College of Art, MA Painting
  • 2003 - 2006 Loughborough University, BA Fine Art
  • 2002 Bournville College of Art; National diploma, Foundations Studies in Art & Design

Awards & Residencies

  • The United Sardine Factory, Bergen (Oct-Dec), 2016
  • Kaus Australis, Rotterdam (July-Sept), 2015
  • People’s Prize Winner, Beep Wales 2014
  • Saatchi Showdown: Painted Faces, finalist, 2013
  • Teddy Smith Award, 2011
  • Pro Artibus, Finland (Oct - Dec), 2010
  • GlogauAIR, Berlin (Jan - June), 2010
  • Petrov Prize, National Open Art Competition, 2009
  • Derek Hill Scholarship, British School at Rome (Oct - Dec), 2008
  • Sheldon Bergh Award, 2008
  • Boundary Figurative Art Prize, 2008
  • De Laszlo Prize, 2008
  • Stanley- Smith Scholarship, Royal College of Art, 2006 - 2007
  • Astra Zeneca Purchase Prize, 2006
  • Alan Quiney Award, 2004 & 2005

Selected Exhibitions

2016

  • Open Studio, USF, Bergen, Norway
  • Proverommet, Nobel Popel, Bergen, Norway
  • Paint By Number, Issue 2, launch and exhibition, Studio 24, Leeds
  • Process, Bankley Studios and Gallery, Manchester
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London
  • Secret, Royal College of Art, London

2015

  • Dig-Dab (2 person show with Carolin Kastner), galerie Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Passengers, Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Oil Bennett Postcard Exhibition, Westminster School, London
  • Smalls, The Dog House, Kennington

2014

  • Bad Behaviour, Brixton East Gallery, London
  • Beep, The Elysium Gallery, Wales
  • The Open West (with artist talk), The Wilson, Gloucestershire
  • Shortlisted for The Curwen Figurative Art Prize, London

2012

  • Creative Cities Collection, Barbican Exhibition Halls, London
  • BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London (touring to
    Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh 3 Nov - 27 Jan 2013 and
    Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter 9 Feb - 19 May 2013)
  • Orchestrated, Cato Music, London
  • Islington Exhibits, The Old Firestation, London

2011

  • 'Dialogues' 10th International Biennial of Contemporary Art, The Central Exhibition Hall 'Manege', St Petersburg, Russia
  • [GALERIA REGRESSO], Memorial do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2010

  • Shrublands, Raseborg gatan, Ekenas, Finland
  • Secret, Royal College of Art, London
  • Home Sweet Home, Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin
  • GlogauAIR, Glogauer Strasse, Berlin
  • Northern Stars, A Foundation, Liverpool

2009

  • Small is Beautiful, Flowers East, London
  • The National Open Art Competition Winner's Exhibition, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
  • Guesthouse, Galleria Progresso, London
  • Solo Show, Magdalen College, Oxford
  • Actual Size, Studio One, London

2008

  • Figure of 8, British School at Rome, Italy
  • Saatchi's 4 New Sensations, The Truman Brewery, London
  • Blank Canvas, 1-2 Carnaby Street, London
  • Pentimenti, Permanent Gallery, Brighton
  • MA Final Show, Royal College of Art, London
  • Bank of America, Docklands, London
  • Boundary Figurative Art Prize, The Boundary Gallery, London

2007

  • Howie Street is Dead; long live Howie Street, Battersea, London

2006

  • "SPENT", 3 Colts Gallery, London
  • Celeste Art Prize, The Truman Brewery, London
  • Nationwide Mercury Music Art Prize, The Hospital Gallery, London

Press Articles & Publications

  • Apricot Jam - a collection of work created by Ruth Murray between 2009–2015. This book was a collaborative project between artists Ruth Murray and Carolin Kastner with an introductory text by artist and scholar Jacopo Benci (The British School at Rome).
  • Not Waving or Drowning, Artspace, 2008
  • Artists and Illustrators, Artist Profile, September 2008
  • Pollocks London, Sketchbook, September 2008
  • Camden New Journal, April 2008
  • Cheltenham Illustration Awards Annual, 2007
  • Seawhite of Brighton Annual Catalogue, Front Cover, 2007
  • The Times, 'The Knowledge', Image of the Week, Nov 2005