SoftlystillRose Ruane graduated from the sculpture department at Glasgow School of Art in 2007 and subsequently completed a Master of Fine Art Research Degree.

She has exhibited widely in Europe and the UK including a recent solo show First Boredom Then Fear at Studio Warehouse Glasgow.

Her interdisciplinary practice comprises writing, drawing, sculpture, video and live performance and is concerned with notions of emotional manipulation, self mythology in the age of social networks and the idea of the eternal teenager within the adult. Drawing on research into diverse sources such as star hysterics of the nineteenth century Parisian asylum, obsessive fandom and incidences of supposed poltergeist activity centred on teenage girls she creates she creates works which evoke pathos, black humour, tenderness, the abject and absurd.

“Team Effort! is right for me at this stage of my career as I have always dealt with performance in my fine art practice. I feel at this time my work would benefit from an engagement with theatre practitioners and musicians in order to explore different methods of engaging with audience.”