Boo Ritson

Born 1969, United Kingdom

Ritson depicts characters and still lifes drawn from her own imagined narratives merged with borrowed Americana. For each piece she paints her subject in a thick emulsion and then has the scene photographed whilst the paint is still wet. The resulting image sits somewhere between painting, sculpture, performance and photography. Ritson has always located her work in an American cultural context and has been fascinated by the process and by history of painting.
Boo Ritson (b.1969) completed her MA in sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2005. Since then she has had solo exhibitions in London, New York, Frankfurt and Oslo. She exhibited in a three-person touring museum show, ‘Order from Chaos’ that travelled from the Centro Andaluz de Fotografía, Almeria, to the Convento de Santa Iñes, Seville, in 2008-09. A Land Securities public commission is installed in the foyer of Portland House, Victoria, and London. Ritson has work in international public collections around the world including Tishman Speyer Art Collection, New York, Titze Collection, Paris, Saatchi Collection, London, The Chadha Art Collection, The Netherlands, The Zabludowicz Collection, London, and Jay Jopling’s Collection, London. Ritson is working towards a museum retrospective scheduled for Autumn 2011 at the City Art Center, Oklahoma.


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