Born in Glasgow, Rugman currently lives and works in East London. The artist explores modern iconography and investigates the power of symbols.

In January 2016 the exhibition 'Sister, Mother' held at the Saatchi Gallery's Prints and Originals Gallery introduced a new body of work by the artist. Original works on aluminium, canvas, wood and paper researched the relationship between mankind and the natural environment.

"I wanted to create works of simplicity and beauty. I looked back to when nature was an integral part of human life; when it was a spiritual element symbolised in the art and mark-making of clans and tribes." - Rugman