Archive of Author | Ruth Chambers

I am an artist, based in South London, working in the field of drawing. My work explores themes including the changing material culture of communication, paper culture, and the history and function of surface pattern. I am drawn to that which may be forgotten or become obsolete, whether that be an object, individual, process or place. I am also interested in working with objects that embody or communicate a sense of time, responding to them through mark-making and colour. These interests have led me to develop a way of making marks onto the insides of envelopes, responding to the patterns and marks already there.

I did an Art Foundation Course at the University of Gloucestershire, a BA in Combined Honours at the University of Durham, and a Masters in History of Art at the University of Oxford. After my studies, I worked in the art market at Christie’s Auctioneers, then as an administrator at the Royal College of Art. I currently work as a teacher and freelance surface pattern designer which allows me to pursue my fine art practice.

Recent exhibitions include: Dark Yellow Dot Drawing Prize (2019), Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (2018), RCA Secret (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), ING Discerning Eye (2018) and Jerwood Drawing Prize (2011).

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Articles with Ruth Chambers


On the overlooked and forgotten

“I am drawn to that which may be forgotten or become obsolete, whether that be an object, individual, process or place. I am also interested in working with objects that embody or communicate a sense of time, responding to them through mark-making and colour.”

Ruth Chambers is an artist whose work explores themes including the changing material culture of communication, paper culture, and the history and function of surface pattern.