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Ritu Arya is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Glasgow, and has exhibited at art events & shows in Cologne, Glasgow and Dundee [UK] over the past few years. She was recently awarded the RSS Gilbert Bayes Grant [2023].

Working in conjunction with materials, their textures & mood, my practice entails inspecting, dissecting, and attempting to voice the lingering [psychological and physical] remains of untended trauma in day-to-day life. While I also work with films, images, and several other mediums, my primary mode of communication is clay. My sculptures are primitive and archaic in nature, and with visible hints of anatomy, they contain cracks, cavities, and openings, along with fragments of my agitation and void, all the while also holding space - space for individual interpretation and analysis.


The Glasgow School of Art • Master of Fine Art [2021-2023]

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore [IN] • Bachelor of Design [Textile]
2010 - 2014


  • 2023 | Old Contemporaries | Generator Projects | Dundee, UK

  • 2023 | Tacky Fondue | Saltspace Gallery | Glasgow, UK

  • 2022 | Emergence | Glasgow Gallery of Photography | Glasgow, UK

  • 2022 and 2021 | Do Something | Barnes Building | Glasgow, UK

  • 2021 | RINSE | Glasgow, UK

  • 2021 and 2020 | INDERNET | Kunsthafen Köln | Cologne, Germany


2023 | Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust Grant

2022 | The Scotsman - Glasgow School of Art MFA Interim Show


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