Tracey Emin CBE RA was born in London in 1963 and raised in Margate before studying at Maidstone College of Art and The Royal College of Art, London. Renowned for her installation in the Sensation exhibition at The Royal Academy in 1997, she has exhibited extensively internationally.
Her work combines the personal, intimate and honest with the bold and scandalous, and encompasses needlework, sculpture, photography, drawing, painting video and installation. In 2007, Emin represented Britain at the 52nd Venice Biennale, was elected a Royal Academician and awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Art, London, a Doctor of Letters from the University of Kent and a Doctor of Philosophy from London Metropolitan University.
Emin was Eranda Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy Schools from 2011 to 2013. She lives and works in London.