Ashleigh Ruiters was born in Durban, South Africa in 1994. She graduated with her BTech in Fine Art from the Durban University of Technology (DUT) in 2016. Ruiters has participated in exhibitions in and around Durban; at the Rickshaw – Fixations, Obsessions and Preoccupations in June 2015, the DUT graduate exhibition at the KZNSA in October 2015 and 2016 and at the Sasol New Signatures top 100 exhibitions in 2016 and 2017. Ruiters is currently living, working and studying towards her MFA in Durban. Ruiters is a multimedia artist that focuses on issues of gender, sexuality and identity in her work, and works with photography, illustration and video performance.