Fiona Rae (1963-), Artist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Abstract painter Rae, was born in Hong Kong. She studied at Croydon and at Goldsmith's College of Art. Her vivid, large, brightly coloured abstract paintings borrow from painting styles of the past and seek to discredit the modernist myth of originality and truth. Using signs and codes that elude easy interpretation the painting's energy and exuberance demonstrate the artist's virtuosity with the medium. Showed work in Freeze in 1988, and in Sensation in 1997. Her first one person show was at the Third Eye Centre, Glasgow in 1990. She was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1991. In 1999 Rae had solo shows in both New York and Japan.