Ruth graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2008 and was the Derek Hill Scholar at the British School at Rome. Her notable exhibitions include Northern Stars at the A Foundation, Saatchi's 4 New Sensations, The Creative Cities Collection at the Barbican and the BP Portrait Award. She was awarded an Elizabeth Greenshields grant in 2021, she won the Jackson’s Painting Prize in 2020, and she was shortlisted for the Contemporary British Painting Prize in 2019 (subsequently elected as a member in 2023). Her work is in private and public collections worldwide, including UNESCO’s Creative Cities Collection and the Whitaker Museum. Ruth has exhibited widely in Europe and the UK, with recent solo exhibitions including: Holding Time (w. Linda Hemmersbach) at Rogue Project Space, Manchester, 2023; Black Pond at The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 2022; Everything is Green at The Whitaker Museum, Rossendale, 2022; The Green Ray at Bankley Gallery, Manchester, 2021; The Blue Hour at The Old Bank, Manchester, 2019; Good Morning Midnight at Elysium Gallery, Swansea, 2019.