Tracey Emin(1963-), Artist
Sitter in 12 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Emin grew up in Margate, Kent, studying at Maidstone College of Art (1986-8) and the Royal College of Art (1987-9). Thinking it would be her first and last, she titled her solo exhibition at the White Cube, London, My Major Retrospective (1993). Emin's confrontational and provocative work discloses the intimate details of her life across a range of media. Notable works include Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995 (1995), shown at Saatchi's Sensation exhibition (Royal Academy, 1997), and My Bed (1998), exhibited at Tate for the Turner Prize shortlist in 1999. Emin represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and was elected a Royal Academician in the same year. She was awarded a CBE in 2012.
by Julian Germain
archival inkjet print, 21 October 2009