Always at the centre of her own world, Tracey Emin uses all aspects of her life in her art, transforming the intimate autobiography into more comprehensive statements about sex, love, death, freedom and everyday life. Her work has taken the form of diarist drawings, paintings, films, sculptures and written stories, all of which convey the same combination of frustration, pain, compassion and wit. Drawing and printmaking have remained key media for Emin, and over the last ten years she has produced a steady stream of monotype prints directly from her drawings.
Tracey Emin was born in London in 1963. She spends her time in the South of France, London and Margate. FRANK FLUEGEL GALLERY has various Tracey Emin prints for sale since 2009.
Emin has had numerous exhibitions, including solo shows at Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France (2017); Leopold Museum, Vienna (2015); Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2013); Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (2012); Turner Contemporary, Margate, United Kingdom (2012); Hayward Gallery, London (2011); Kunstmuseum Bern (2009); Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2008); Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Malaga, Spain (2008); Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2003); and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2002). In 2007, Emin represented the UK at the 52nd Venice Biennale, and her installation My Bed was shown in “In Focus” exhibitions at Tate Britain with Francis Bacon (2015), at Tate Liverpool with William Blake, and also at Turner Contemporary, Margate alongside JMW Turner (2017). In 2011 Emin was appointed Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and in 2012 she was named Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the visual arts.
In December 2020, she opened a major solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. The exhibition, entitled The Loneliness of the Soul, will tour to the new Munch Museum, Oslo in spring 2021, followed by the unveiling of her permanent public commission The Mother for Oslo’s Museum Island.