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Ruth Best was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1987.
She is an interdisciplinary artist currently living in Berlin, Germany.
After earning a BA (hons) in Fashion Design in 2010, she worked in the fashion industry for 10 years as a Designer and Pattern Cutter in London, Dubai and Berlin; for such brands as Giles Deacon and Horace.

She has worked as Costume Design Assistant for The Royal Court Theatre in London, Costume Director at Siciliano Ballet Company Berlin and Kiez Oper, Berlin.

Ruth received a grant from KulturProjekte, Germany 2020.

This led to an artistic research residency at the University of the Underground, an independent and pluralistic educational institution that has, amongst some of its Board Members; Hans Ulrich Obrist, Noam Chomsky and activist Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot, and the support of We Transfer and the BFI.

Here she developed the project, ‘Ancient Future Mythologies’ that explored how we can reframe beliefs in our political, economic, and social systems.

The piece has been selected by the Moon Gallery (www.moongallery.org), an international collaborative gallery of ideas worth sending to the Moon.
Their first flight into space with the gallery will be in February 2022, with the first ever gallery on the Moon scheduled for 2025.

Ruth’s disciplines include painting, sculpture, digital sculpture, video and costume design.

Her painting work investigates the invisible. Psychological landscapes, the unseen connections between people, the underlying relationships between the mystical and the earthly. 
Visual conversations across levels of consciousness; subconscious, orphic: are born through the materiality of the paint, inviting in elements of vitality. These fresh new forms create a new inner and outer reality. Once these depths of human experience are touched, it is the intention that it touches the other, the viewer in turn. Sign posts perhaps, to disrupt, to pull apart those conditioned structures, to become more human, and less product. Healing the microcosm, to heal the macrocosm.

© Ruth Best