Ruth E Lyons is a visual artist working primarily in large scale sculptural installations and public works. Since graduation from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 2007, Ruth has exhibited broadly throughout Ireland and been the recipient of many residential awards. Most recently Ruth’s work has been exhibited as part of Repoman at the Kerlin Gallery and the 181st Annual Exhibition at the RHA. Ruth is a recipient of the Visual Artist Bursary Award 2011 from the Arts Council of Ireland.
Ruth’s work is often inspired by vast landscapes and the appearance of utilitarian infrastructures within them. Her work derives from a consideration of how these material infrastructures might be perceived in a distant future or by a people for whom science is not the central focus of the day.
Ruth is co-director of The Good Hatchery, an experimental residency project in Co. Offaly. Through a curatorial programme of residencies, on site projects and off-site exhibition The Good Hatchery sets out to challenge the accepted norms for the production and presentation of contemporary art in Ireland today. The Good Hatchery is committed to the support of artists in the production of high quality progressive art works and has sought to develop a sustainable way for artists to work.