India Ritchie completed an MA in printmaking with Camberwell College of Arts in 2009 and was awarded the Student Award for her graduating year.
Since then she has exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with institutions such as the International Print Centre New York (IPCNY), Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in Philadelphia, Bow Arts Trust, London Print Studio, Shoreditch Fringe, Dare to Joust Gallery, and Jealous Gallery among others.
She has been involved in a number of projects, ranging from founding a contemporary arts education project in Clapham with local children, to a cross-cultural response project between the UK and Tampere, Finland.
My work is influenced by themes of cleanliness and contamination. I am interested in how, culturally, we come to associate a particular substance or practice as 'dirty', and how basic cleaning rituals signify a psychological need to adhere to a wider social understanding of order.
I use mostly domestic scenes/objects in my work. The home not only plays an integral part of the majority of people's everyday routine, it also acts as a platform for social and community relations, as well as holding a significant position within psychological and cultural research. The home, how it is ordered and presented, is often taken as an indicator of the inhabitant's personality, their social standing, even the state of their mental health.
I am a trained printmaker, but my work is not restricted to just printmaking, I also work with installation, sculpture, painting, drawing, collage, and animation, utilizing different media to suit a particular avenue of research.
- Name: India Ritchie
- Country: GB
- Website: www.indiaritchie.co.uk
- Discipline: FINE_ARTIST