Boo Ritson

Surrey , UK

Boo Ritson was born in 1969 in Surrey, England, she lives and works in Chesham, England. Ritson received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College in 2002, and her Master of Fine Arts from the Royal College of Art in 2005.

Ritson often includes a combination of the mediums sculpture, portraiture, performance, and photography in her artistry. In a series of works Ritson uses the human body as her canvas, painting her subjects into American stereotypes – pushing the boundaries for what is real. For a fleeting moment the bodies are turned into sculptures and captured on camera, quickly the paint is rinsed of their bodies before it has dried.

Selected solo exhibitions include Bravin Lee Programs, New York (2011, 2008); GAD, Oslo (2010) and Royal Academy Schools, London (2008). Group exhibitions include Saatchi Gallery, Hyatt (2012); Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall (2010) and Saatchi Gallery, London (2010).