Fiona Rae


Artist Bio

Fiona Rae is a British artist born in 1963 and is one of the Young British Artists (YBAs). She is a painter.

She was born in Hong Kong and moved to England in 1970. She attended Croydon College of Art (1983–84) and Goldsmiths College (1984–1987).

She was one of the artists in the seminal Freeze exhibition curated by Damien Hirst in 1988. Her work was subsequently bought by Charles Saatchi and shown in the major 1997 Sensation exhibition, which brought Britart into the establishment, as it was hosted by the Royal Academy, London, before touring abroad. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1991, and in 1993 for the Austrian Eliette Von Karajan Prize for Young Painters. She was commissioned by Tate Modern to create a 10 metre triptych Shadowland for the restaurant there in 2002

Rae is now a Royal Academician and also a Trustee of the Tate Gallery, both significant accolades for the artist.

Her work is abstract, and makes a Postmodern use of a seemingly random assemblage of painterly applications in order to create new and unexpected juxtapositions on the canvas. It is a contemporary version of Abstract Expressionism.  (wikipedia)

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