Ruby Dickson (1996, UK) is a painter based in London, UK. In her work, the artist examines the workings of desire and need as symptoms of capitalist systems of exchange. Working at pace and with intuition, Dickson’s paintings always look for the simplest expression of a feeling and the most immediate way to depict a subject, conveying a tension between urgency and vulnerability. In her most recent works, Dickson appropriates pop culture icons and cartoon characters to analyse contemporary modes of production, circulation and consumption of images, which she addresses in relation to the specific temporality and materiality of paint. As an artist of Irish and Jamaican descent, Dickson uses her investigation into contemporary spectacle to reflect upon the progressive ambiguation and constant redistribution of identification processes.


Goldsmiths University Of London, (BAFA) Fine Art & History Of Art 2014 - 2017




  • 'Maybe my fairy tale has a different ending than I dreamed it would. But that's OK.' NıCOLETTı, London, UK. Feb - Mar 2024 (solo)
  • Independent Art Fair, New York City, NYC. May 2023 (group)
  • 'Maybe The Real Art Is The Friends We Make Along The Way' The London Arts Board, London, UK. Mar - Apr 2023 (solo)
  • SUPER BÉRÉZINA presents Apt. 237, 3537, Paris, FR. Feb 2023 (group)
  • In The House Of Babylon, A Sprawling Site Specific Project for Metrolands Brent Biennial, Harlesden High Street and Notting Hill Carnival, London, UK. July - Sept 2022 (group)
  • Summer Show, Eve Liebe Gallery, London, UK. Aug 2022 (group)
  • FRIDGE - Brave New World, Anderson Contemporary, London, UK. Jun 2022 (group)
  • Imagining Otherwise’, Harlesden High Street and The Who Gallery presents, London, UK. Jun 2022 (group)
  • 'When Shit Hits the Fan, Again’, Guts Gallery, London, UK. Feb 2021 (group)
  • Goldsmiths Fine Art and History Of Art, degree show, Laure Grove Baths, London, UK. Jun 2017 (group)