Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin is a British artist known for her personally revelatory work that mines autobiographical details for her wide-ranging practice, which includes paintings, drawings, photos, videos, textile art, sculpture, and installations. A prominent member of the Young British Artists who rose to fame in the late 1980s, Emin’s seminal works Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995 (1995) and My Bed (1998)—her own unmade, messy bed installed at the Tate Gallery—provocatively contributed to feminist discourse with the raw, confessional nature of her art. She cites Edvard Munch and Egon Scheile as inspirations to her Expressionist style of self-representation. Born on July 3, 1963 in Croydon, England, Emin earned her MA from the Royal Academy of Art in London, where she is now a Royal Academician and holds an Honorary Doctorate. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1999, and was awarded a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2013. Emin currently lives and works in London, England.



Rothko blanket

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