Ruby Chishty

Ruby Chishti (b. Jhang, Pakistan 1963) graduated from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1988. She has been exhibiting internationally since 2000. She participated in the first 2001 VASL Triangle International Artist workshop at Giddani, Pakistan. Her interest in working in ephemeral materials refers to the transitory nature of life. Her work in fabric and straw offers a link between the tradition of doll making and the contemporary sculpture of India and Pakistan.

Chishti has held residencies in England and Pakistan, and in 2006 she received a Fellowship Award at the Vermont Studio Center. She recently participated in the DWAYER International Women’s workshop of Dialogues and Cultures in Alexandria, Egypt. Her work is held in several international collections and has been featured in numerous books and magazines. Ruby Chishti moved to America in 2002 and now lives and work in New York.