Ramolen Laruan (b. 1996 Manila, Philippines) is an interdisciplinary student artist and writer based between Kingston and Toronto. Laruan is currently a BFA (Honours) candidate at Queen’s University, minoring in Art History. Having grown up in the Philippines and moved to Canada at the age of 10, her work focuses on the intermingling of cultures and its effects on the formation of self-identity and politics of belonging; as well as exploring strategies of appropriation and censorship in an attempt to forge a new artistic language that reflects the rules and limitations of the society in which art is produced. Laruan is a past editor-in-chief of The Undergraduate Review and Communications Coordinator for Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre; she is currently a museum docent of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, staff writer for The Queen’s Journal, and the President of Union Gallery’s Board of Directors. Her work has been featured in various Kingston publications, exhibited across Ontario, and participated in group exhibitions in New York and California. In 2017, Laruan was awarded the John Cameron O Memorial Award and Margaret Craig Scholarship in Fine Art; Laruan was, again, awarded the John Cameron O Memorial Award in Fine Art in 2018.