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Ruth Murray

MA work

Adolescence is a compelling time: a strange mix of confidence and growing self-awareness juxtaposed with insecurity and vulnerability; a turbulent sea of isolation and loneliness, swum by transient half-beings in search of identity. I think it's interesting how this conflict presents itself in the exterior of young women. Also, their susceptibility creates power dynamics, and I like to see how this plays out between the adult viewer and the young subject.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Painting, 2008

  • Adolescence is a compelling time: a strange mix of confidence and growing self-awareness juxtaposed with insecurity and vulnerability; a turbulent sea of isolation and loneliness, swum by transient half-beings in search of identity. I think it's interesting how this conflict presents itself in the exterior of young women. Also, their susceptibility creates power dynamics, and I like to see how this plays out between the adult viewer and the young subject.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Loughborough University, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • Spent, Three Colts Gallery, London, 2006; Nationwide Mercury Prize, Hospital Gallery, London, 2006; Celeste Art Prize, Old Truman Brewery, London, 2006
  • Awards

  • Astra Zeneca Purchase Prize, 2006; Alan Quiney Award, 2005