Born – Oxford, 1975
1994 – 1998 – Goldsmiths University of London
A selection of Old and New works at the Chelsea Arts Club, London.
Running from the end of June through July.
This exhibition is made up of a selection of works from the past 6 years. There are 5 large photographic panels from the installation ‘Sanctae’ comprising 21 images of larger than life secular saints. The other photographic pieces in the show are from ‘In Utero’ and ‘Post birth’ work.
‘Sanctae’ at The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
Large scale photographic installation.
‘Sacrifice’ the Bowie Gallery, Totnes, Devon.
European Month of Photography, The White Square Gallery, Berlin.
Scope art fair, Basel.
The Exeter Phoenix, Devon.
‘Nature’s Alchemy’ bo.lee gallery, Peckham, London.
‘The other side’ Chelsea Arts Club, London.
‘Petrichor’ bo.lee gallery in collaboration with 19 Greek Street Soho, London.
An experiential art and design exhibition curated over five floors including works by Ambrosina Allen, Tessa Farmer, Patrick Haines, Rebecca Stevenson and Zatorski + Zatorski among others.
‘Project Afterbirth’ The White Moose Gallery, Barnstaple.
‘Fertile Body’ is a collaborative arts project between the Perigord region of South West France and South – SW Wales, organised jointly by the Mothersuckers project (Wales) and ARTicle 19 association (France).The exhibition aims to explore ideas surrounding fertility and the female body by partnering contemporary artists’ work in direct relation to arte-facts or objects, held within the collections of the Perigordian Museum, and selected Museums of Wales.
‘The Open West’ 2012, Gloucester Cathedral.
‘Inhabitants’, Greenhill Arts, Moretonhampstead, Devon. A group show with artists including Peter Randall-Page, Susan Derges, Trevor Felcey and Matt Chivers.
‘Selling Sex’, SHOWstudio, part of Nick Knight’s studio in Mayfair, London. With works by Sarah Lucas, Charlotte Kingsnorth, Una Burke, Malerie Marder, Kim MCcarty and others.
The ‘Other’ Exhibition, YU Gallery, Treforest, Mid Glamorgan,Wales.
‘Lost and Found’ bo-lee gallery, Bath.
Wunderkammer – the Octagon Chapel, Milsom Place, Bath.
‘Shadowside II’, Blackall Studios, London.
‘Wunderland’, TactileBOSCH, Cardiff.
The London Art Fair, Islington.
Art Kyiv Contemporary, Ukraine.
Art Fair 21, Cologne, Germany.
‘Shadowside’ – dark introductions to the disowned self, Octagon Chapel, Bath
The Octagon Chapel, Bath.
The Open West, Summerfield Gallery, Cheltenham.
‘Joy Collective’ tour of the South West.
Haldon Forest Park, nr Exeter, Bridport Arts Centre, Dartington,
Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance, Cornwall.
In the Flesh Festival, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth.
Exeter Autumn festival, Exeter Phoenix, Devon.
Affordable Art Fair with bo.lee gallery, Amsterdam.
Art London with bo.lee gallery, Chelsea.
‘On Borrowed Time’, The Octagon Chapel, Bath.
‘Moments of Macabre’, at the bo.lee gallery, Bath.
‘Journey into the imagination’, Artspaces, Totnes, Devon.
London Affordable Art Fair with Mauger Modern.
Mauger Modern Art, Bath.
‘Figure It Out’ contemporary portraiture, Stroud House Gallery.
Terry O’Neill Photography Award, Independent Photographers Gallery, Battle, East Sussex
Exeter Contemporary Open
Exeter Contemporary Open.
‘Waves at Goldsmiths’ A major retrospective charting work from the textiles course 1947 – 2000. Work selected, toured, Alexandra Palace, London. RDS Dublin.
Mother and daughter show ‘The Ladies Room’, The Time Gallery, London.
From 2002 – 2006
Worked on heat transfer business, hand-painted, hand-printed fabrics for fashion and interiors, with clients including Jean Muir and Alan Lee.
Publications and press
The radio 2 Arts show – interview with Jonathan Ross: Human Blood Art, David Baddiel and The Grinning Man. December 14th.
i newspaper: Blood and guts, the artist finding beauty in life and death. Article by Bernadette McNulty https://inews.co.uk/?s=ione+rucquoi Dec7th.
The Jo Good show – live interview with Jo Good: Len Goodman, Simon Lycett and Ione Rucquoi. November 24th.
‘The most important exhibition you may never see‘ review by Mila Oshin for Lion Arts Projects.
Interview with Blife Magazine, Barcelona.
Interview with FAINT magazine, Australia.
Work featured in NOOVO4 Magazine.
Featured in The Sunday Times Magazine.
Collaboration with BLUR magazine and Impracabeza Magazine.
Bristol Magazine – Front cover.
China Contemporary – Moments of Macabre.
Art in England – Feature.
Featured in First Post – Foul Play
Aesthetica Magazine – article by Alexis Somerville.
Featured in The Sunday Times Magazine.
The Big Issue – The Beast within by Sarah Jane Downing
The British Journal of Photography
Muse Magazine – Birds, Fishwives and Bunnygirls.
BBC Radio Devon – interview with Jo Loosemore.
Birds, Fishwives and Bunnygirls – catalogue with essay by Sarah Braddock Clark