Ruth Spencer Jolly is an artist and art teacher who grew up in Birmingham, UK. During her studies at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, her musical childhood infiltrated her art practice: Ruth developed a hybridised medium, coined ‘musart’. In 2015 Ruth was interviewed about her intersection of music and visuals in her art, for Radio 3’s ‘Young Artist’s Day’. On graduation in 2016, Ruth was selected as a ‘Bloomberg New Contemporary’ and exhibited both at the Liverpool Biennale and at the ICA in London. After graduating, Ruth began an artist’s residency at a school. During this time she orchestrated a ‘musartwork’ in response to the Brexit Referendum, writing and co-ordinating a piece of music for 28 pianos, each representing a different European nation: ‘European Unison’. Since 2017, Ruth has been dividing her time between teaching, a freelance art and illustration practice (ARTSJ) and childcare. She currently continues to develop her art practice alongside full-time art teaching.