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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.

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Fiona Rae

by Gautier Deblonde
bromide fibre print, 1996
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Fiona Rae

by Johnnie Shand Kydd
bromide fibre print, 1997
NPG x87403

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Contemporary British Artists

by Johnnie Shand Kydd
bromide print, Summer 1998
NPG x87724

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Fiona Rae

by Dennis Toff
archival inkjet print, 12 June 2007
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Fiona Rae

by Gautier Deblonde
bromide fibre print, 1996
NPG x88925