Tracey Emin

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Date of Birth July 3, 1963
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Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin, CBE, RA is an English artist known for her autobiographical and confessional artwork. Emin produces work in a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, film, photography, neon text and sewn appliqué. Once the "enfant terrible" of the Young British Artists in the 1980s, Tracey Emin is now a Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts. In 1997, her work Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995, a tent appliquéd with the names of everyone the artist had ever shared a bed with was shown at Charles Saatchi's Sensation exhibition held at the Royal Academy in London. The same year, she gained considerable media exposure when she swore repeatedly in a state of drunkenness on a live discussion programme called The Death of Painting on British television. In 1999, Emin had her first solo exhibition in the United States at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, entitled Every Part of Me's Bleeding.

Born: Tracey Emin, July 1963, Croydon, Surrey, England
Nationality: British
Education: Medway College of Design, Maidstone College of Art, Royal College of Art, Birkbeck University of London
Notable work: Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995, My Bed
Movement: Young British Artists
Website: Tracey Emin's Official site

About Tracey Emin

Personal confessional artist associated with the Young British Artists movement. Her work, "Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995," consisted of a list of names painted on a tent.

Before Fame

She had a negative experience as a student at the Royal College of Art, even thought she graduated with an MA in painting. She eventually destroyed every piece of artwork from this time.

Achievement

Her controversial 1998 work "My Bed" was an installation piece composed of her own bed covered with dirty underwear and used condoms.

Family Life

She grew up in the seaside town of Margate, England, with twin brother Paul. Her father was a Turkish Cypriot who was married to another woman.

Associations

She was influenced by the work of the renowned artist Edvard Munch.

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  • Alumni of the University for the Creative Arts
  • British conceptual artists
  • European Graduate School faculty
  • English women artists
  • Women conceptual artists
  • Alumni of Birkbeck, University of London
  • English feminists
  • English contemporary artists
  • 21st-century English painters
  • Feminist artists
  • Royal Academicians
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