Tracey Emin


b. London, UK 1963

Known for her autobiographical and confessional work, Tracey Emin is an English artist which produces work in a variety of different media including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, neon text and sewn appliqué.

Her work is intensely personal, revealing intimate details of her life with brutal honesty and poetic humor. She has spoken of “the narcissism behind what I do—the self, self, self—and how difficult it is for me to really share things, even though I think I am sharing all the time.” This paradoxical approach—at once audacious and confessional, narcissistic and self-deprecatory—earned Emin a nomination for the Turner Prize in 1999.

Recent exhibitions include A Fortnight of Tears at White Cube, London, and The Fear of Loving. Orsay through the eyes of Tracey Emin at Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Once the “enfant terrible” of the Young British Artists in the 1980s, Emin is now a Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Exhibitions with L V H
Selected Work
Legs IV, 2007 Purple neon 107,3 x 98,4 cm | 42 1/4 x 38 3/4 in Edition of 3
Holding me, 2013, Acrylic on board, 15.4 x 20.6 x .3 cm