Anna Ruth Henriques is a visual artist, writer and jeweler who moves adeptly between each genre. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of New York’s El Museo del Barrio and The Jewish Museum, and The National Gallery of Jamaica; She is the author and illustrator of The Book of Mechtilde (Knopf); She also played the leading role in artist Eleanor Antin’s feature-length film, Man Without a World; Her first jewelry collection of hand-painted amulets was bought out by Barneys New York. Her expanded jewelry line is now sold in boutiques across the U.S. including the Museum of Arts and Design, NY.
Jamaican-born and raised, educated also in France and the U.S. (Williams College, BA; University of California, San Diego, MFA), Henriques has resided in Spain, England and Japan, each culture contributing to the universality and richness of her work.
She presently lives in New York City.