Ruby Silvious


Ruby Silvious is internationally recognized for her miniature paintings and collages on the used tea bag. On January 3, 2015, she started a project called 363 Days of Tea, a visual daily record of her impression of the moment, using the emptied-out tea bag as her canvas, and altering it to create a new work of art every day for 363 days. She draws, paints, prints and collages moody, evocative and sometimes whimsical art on used teabag paper. She is the author of 363 Days of Tea: A Visual Journal on Used Teabags (Mascot Books, 2016). Her paintings on tea bags, some inspired by her travels around the world, have been featured in numerous publications including CNN Travel, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Good Morning America/ABC News, and the internationally syndicated Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Silvious was educated in the U.S. and Asia; she currently lives and works in New York’s Hudson Valley. Her art is exhibited internationally, and is featured in public and private collections.

Ruby Silviousは、使用済みティーバッグに描くミニチュア絵画やコラージュで国際的に知られています。2015年1月3日、彼女は空になったティーバッグをキャンバスとして使用し、363 Days of Teaと呼ばれるプロジェクトを開始しました。 363日間、彼女は使用済みティーバッグの紙に、刺激的で、時には気まぐれなアートを描き続けました。

世界中を旅したことにインスパイアされて描かれる彼女の作品は、CNN Travel, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Good Morning America/ABC News, Ripley’s Believe it or Not.などで紹介されています。 Silviousはアメリカとアジアで教育を受け、現在ニューヨークのハドソンバレーに住んで創作活動をしています。彼女の作品は海外でも展示されており、公共および民間のコレクションでも紹介されています。

著書:363 Days of Tea:Used Teabagsに関するビジュアルジャーナル:Mascot Books、2016

Most recent exhibit

Marking the introduction of a new international artist-in-residency program, Silvious was the first resident artist at LM Studio in Hyères, at the southern tip of France’s illustrious Côte d’Azur region, where she recently showcased paintings inspired by her visit in a solo exhibit, Printemps en Provence: 26 Days of Tea in France, from May 5 – 27, 2017.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 Printemps en Provence, LM Studio, 5 bis rue du Portalet, Hyères France - May 5-27 2017

2016 363 Days of Tea, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY - Sept-Oct 2016

2016 Reinterpreting Tradition, Studio Kura Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan - June 2016

2016 Tea and Alchemy, Greene Arts, Catskill NY - Jan-March 2016

2014 Salvaged: Reimagining the Familiar, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY - Nov 2014

2013 Artist of the Month: Harmony House Marketplace, Cohoes NY - Oct-Nov 2013

2013 New Prints 2013: (featured artist), Upstate Artists Guild, Albany NY - Sept 2013

2012 Flight and Fancy, Fulton Gallery, Troy NY - Jun-Jul 2012

2012 Pressed and Folded II, Madison Theater, Albany NY - May 2012

2011 New Works in Printmaking, Broadway Arts Center, Albany NY - Dec 2011

2010 Pressed and Folded I, Ann Roberts Gallery, Albany NY - Dec 2010

2010 Ruby Silvious, Heermance Memorial Library, Coxsackie NY - Sept 2010

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 The Conversation, 171 Elizabeth Street, New York NY - April 27-30 2017

2017 Layers, Levels, Lines, Woodstock Art Exchange, West Hurley NY - Dec 2016 -Jan 2017

2016 Wearable Arts Exhibit, Greene Arts, Catskill NY - Sept-Oct 2016

2016 A Connection, Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea NY - July 2016

2016 Heroic Battles and Love... Anyway, Pick Love!, Fulton Gallery, Troy NY - May 2016

2016 Dialogues, Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea NY - Jan 2016

2015 2015 40 Years/40 Artists, Greene Arts, Catskill NY - Oct 2015

2015 IAM Pocketsized, Islip Museum of Art, Islip NY - June-Sept 2015

2015 Recycled Runway, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY - May 2015

2015 REcycle, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn NY - May-June 2015

2015 A Celebration of Birds, MAC650 Gallery, Middletown, CT - May 2015

2015 Singular Impressions, The National Bottle Museum, Ballston Spa, NY - Feb - Apr 2015

2014 Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY - Oct

2014 Re-made and Recycled, Washington Artworks, Rockville MD - Aug-Sept 2014

2014 Ronda Limpia (Recycled Art), Palacio de Congresos de Ronda, Malaga, Spain - May 2014

2013 Revealed: Masks & Totems, Phoenix Center of the Arts, Phoenix, AZ - December 2013

2013 The Drive Home,Graphic Arts Workshop, San Francisco CA - Aug-Sept 2013

2013 Print Exchange 2013, Robert Blackburn Printshop, New York City, NY - Sept 2013

2012 Japanese Influence: Layer and Line, Albany Center Gallery, Albany NY - Sept 2012

2012 Fence Show: The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy NY - June 2012

2012 Creative Sojourn in Italy (with Linda Goodman) Il Bisonte per lo studio dell'arte grafika, Florence Italy - June 2012

2011 Wabi-Sabi, Columbia County Council on the Arts, Hudson NY - Sept 2011

2011 Awash with Color, Stage One, Albany NY - Dec 2011

2011 Paper Arts, Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill NY - Feb 2011


2017 Khaleej Times: Why these Artists don’t toss Damp Teabags in the Trash, Purva Grover, Apr 2017

2017 The Daily Gazette: Artist Gives Recycling a New Meaning, Indiana Nash, Apr 2017

2017 T Spain: The New York Times Style Magazine, Mar 2017

2017 Emotion Magazine (Germany): Neue Kleider für alte Beutel, Feb 2017

2016 Beyond Paper: The Art of a Tea Bag, Jen W. O’Deay, Sept 2016

2016 Tea Journey Magazine: Teabags too Charming to Compost, Si Chen, Sept 2016

2016 Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, June 8, 2016

2016 Organic Hudson Valley Magazine: Creating Art Out Using Repurposed Materials, Karen Fredrickson, May-June, 2016

2016 Disney Malaysia: Lukisan Atas Uncang Teh, May 2016

2016 Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly: The Art of Tea (cover story), Sharyn Flanagan, Jan 2016

2016 Arts Alive: Tea & Alchemy, Molly Stinchfield, Jan 2016

2016 Chronogram, Jan 2016

2016 Magazine S: (S. Korea) Upcycling for a Better World, Jan 2016

2015 The Guardian UK: Storm in a Teabag, Kathryn Bromwich, Nov 2015 Metro Holland: Deze kunst is helemaal my cup of tea, Daniel Garcia Casillas, Nov 2015

2015 Metro International Russia, Nov 2015

2015 7Days (Dutch Newspaper): 363 dagen theezakjeskunst, Lotte Kok, Nov 2015

2015 Recycleopedia: Artist uses Discarded Tea Bags and Egg Shells as Blank Canvasses, Lucy Purdy, Feb 2015

2015 Magazin für Restkultur: Kunst – mit ohne Müll, Jan 2015

2014 Times Union: Sculpture in the Streets, May 2014

2012 Times Union: Exhibit Showcases Japanese Influence on Three Capitol Region Artists, Amy Griffin, Sept 2012

2012 The Saint Rose Chronicle, Artists Collaborate with Madison Theater to beautify Pine Hills, Emily Zeh, Apr 2012

2011 Hudson Valley Magazine: Polly’s Picks, Feb 2011


2015 People's Choice Award, 40 Years /40 Artists, Greene County Council on the Arts

2015 Third Place: Tiger Lily, Art Exhibeo Magazine Summer Palette Art Competition

2015 Director's Choice Award: Swirls, Athens Cultural Center, Athens, NY

2011 First Place: Direct Mail Category, Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Chicago IL

2011 People's Choice: Direct Mail Category, Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Chicago IL

2009 People's Choice: Ruby's Shoes, Albany Center Gallery, Albany NY

2000 First Place, Pastel: Teapots, Columbia-Greene Artists' Guild, Windham, NY

1999 First Place and Best of Show: Mixed Media,Greenville Library, Greenville NY

1998 First Place, Watercolors: Spring Flowers,Columbia-Greene Artists Guild, Athens NY


LM Studio Artist in Residence, Hyères, France 2017

Studio Kura Artist in Residence, Fukuoka, Japan 2016

Palazzo Rinaldi Artist in Residence, Noepoli, Italy 2015

Gail Reike's Artist as a Traveler Workshop, Montmirail, France 2015

Il Bisonte International School of Graphic Arts, Florence, Italy 2012


SUNY Cobleskill Champlin Dining Hall

SUNY Cobleskill Brew House

Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center, Tacloban City, Philippines

The Lamp Post, Johannesburg, S.Africa


Sage College, Albany NY, Graphic Design, 2006

Siena College, Loudonville NY, BS Marketing Management, 2001

CGCC, Hudson NY, AS Business Administration, 1997

Art Students League, New York City, 1981-83

New York School of Interior Design, New York City, 1981

University of Santo Tomas, Architecture & Fine Arts, Manila Philippines, 1973-1977

Born in Tacloban City, Philippines

Ruby Silvious

Ruby Silvious