British artist Tracey Emin is recognised as one of the leading figures of the YBA (Young British Artists) for her evocative autobiographical installations and multimedia works.
Famous for her self-referential artworks, Emin is one of the few artists in the world to present details of her life through her work in an extremely powerful and honest way. Emin’s confessional art presents the world of her hopes, failures, successes and humiliations in a way that establishes an intimate connection with the viewer. A consummate storyteller, Emin has used neon lights, painting, photography, drawings, film, phtography, performance, and hand-embroidered tapestries to illustrate her experiences and emotions.
Never far from the limelight due to her unabashed presentations of her work and her public persona, Emin’s artwork deconstruct her celebrity status to expose the struggles we all face but rarely admit.
Emin has exhibited extensively internationally including solo and group exhibitions in Holland, Germany, Japan, Australia and America. In 2007, Emin represented Britain at the 52nd Venice Biennale, was made a Royal Academician and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Art, London.
Emin also has an online shop selling Emin-esque t-shirts, bags, posters and household accessories.