Lucy Ribeiro

Lucy Ribeiros’s art explores memory, mark making, and repetition.  She uses painting and drawing to investigate forms, and hidden repetition taken from everyday ephemera, and from this she has built a body of work revealing these forms from her everyday encounters with the environment.  


Her most recent pieces are influenced by the Japanese tradition of printmaking. Ribeiro spent a month travelling around Japan, from Tokyo, Kyoto, Miyajima, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. She spent time with woodblock print makers, and used details from prints housed in the National Museum of Tokyo in her work, as well as observations of objects seen and collected on her travels through Japan.


Each of her pieces is cut by hand using handmade paper and Japanese cutting tools.


Ribeiro was born in Monmouth, UK, and has exhibited widely in London. She works as an artist educator for galleries such as the Royal Academy and Victoria & Albert Museum, and her work can be found in private collections in the UK, Europe, and Japan.