Ruby Chew is a Realistic, Figurative Painter, Drawer and facilitator from Adelaide, South Australia.
She graduated from the Adelaide Central School of Art in 2010, achieving a BA Visual Arts Hons. In 2011 her work was accepted into the prestigious Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, where she was awarded the SALA Prize, part funding her first solo exhibition, and the Hill Smith Gallery/Helpmann Academy Travel Prize, funding a 3 month artistic development trip around the UK and Europe.
Ruby has had numerous solo exhibitions, notably ‘Portraits’, a sell-out show at Magazine Gallery (2011) and ‘Spitting Image’ at Hill Smith Gallery (2012), both in South Australia. She has exhibited, taught and had residency positions interstate and overseas including an Artist in Residence position in Kuala Lumpur.
In 2015, Ruby was the Ruth Tuck Scholarship Winner, awarded by Carclew in South Australia. She has recently completed mentorships with established artists in Montpellier and Amsterdam, along with further study at the Florence Academy of Art, Florence and at Central Saint Martins, London, where she was based between 2015 - 2017. Ruby was also selected as a semi-finalist in the Chanel 9 Australian Young Achiever Award for 2015 and 2016. Her artworks are in public and private collections across Australia, Canada, Malaysia and London.
Ruby is an associate facilitator at the Art Gallery of South Australia. She regularly works with Carclew as a Teaching Artist. Ruby is also a member of an all female Arts collective (untitled) that is currently renovating an abandoned warehouse into an Arts studio in Hindmarsh.
She is currently lives and works in Adelaide, South Australia.