Gordon Russell rosewood sideboard 'Marlow' Martin Hall
 
FIONA RAE - OIL ON CANVAS - 1987


140 X 110cm
6500
Provenance: Karsten Schubert Ltd.

Fiona Rae RA (born 10 October 1963) is one of the Young British Artists (YBAs) who rose to prominence in the 1990s. Rae was born in Hong Kong and also lived in Indonesia before moving to England in 1970. She attended Goldsmiths College (1984–1987), where she completed a BA (Hons) Fine Art.

In 1988, Rae participated in Freeze - an exhibition of art organised by Damien Hirst in London Docklands; the exhibition helped launch a generation of artists who became known as Young British Artists or YBAs. In 1991, Rae was shortlisted for the Turner Prize, and in 1993 she was nominated for the Austrian Eliette Von Karajan Prize for Young Painters. She was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2002, and also appointed a Tate Artist Trustee between 2005 and 2009. She was commissioned by Tate Modern to create a 10-metre triptych Shadowland for the restaurant there in 2002. In December 2011, she was appointed Professor of Painting at the Royal Academy, one of the first female professors since the Academy was founded in 1768.

Rae is represented by Timothy Taylor Gallery, London; Karsten Schubert, London; Buchmann Galerie, Berlin; Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris and The Pace Gallery, New York. Rae has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries internationally and her work is held in public and private collections worldwide. Of her work, William Corwin summarizes, "Rae’s paintings are very much objects to be admired; windows into worlds in which she is mistress, giving the viewer over to a semi-recognizable, occasionally comforting, but mostly alien dreamscape."

The Tate Collection holds five works by Rae:

‘Untitled (yellow)’, 1990
‘Untitled (grey and brown)’, 1991
‘Untitled (emergency room)’, 1996
‘Night Vision', 1998
‘Shadowland', 2002


 
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Fiona Rae original oil on canvas
 
 
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