Ruth Uglow (Born 1975) lives and works in North Devon. She continues to show nationally and internationally. In 2013 Uglow completed a commission for the Royal Free Hospital, London. In 2014 she was awarded the Clifford Chance Purchase Prize for her etchings.
Artist residencies and travel awards include The Malaspina Printmaking Society Artist in Residence, Vancouver, Canada, The Plains Art Museum Artist in Residence, North Dakota, USA (2005) and The Royal Overseas League Travel Scholarship- South Africa (2003). Her work is held in numerous collections.
Uglow’s work explores the mechanics of nature through sciences intervention of medicine, agriculture and food production. Her recent commission with the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, celebrated the research that takes place at the hospital; this led her to investigate infectious diseases, bacteria, viruses, and stem cell research. The resultant series of drawings are exhibited on the ward of the Institute of Immunity and transplantation. Uglow uses drawings and etching techniques to continue developing her exploration and understanding of regenerative medicine and its implications within contemporary and future society.