Rebecca Warren was born in 1965 in London, where she lives and works. In 1991 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College, and in 1993 she received her Master of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Art in London.
Warren creates sculptures, collages, and vitrines. She constructs the vitrines and the wall-based collages using neon, wool, pompoms, paper, thread, and other less identifiable materials. Her bronze and unfired-clay sculptures are like protean, corporeal presences.
Warren has been the recipient of several awards and nominations, including the Most Excelent Order of the British Empire for her services to art (2020); Turner Prize (2006) and Vincent Award (2008). In 2014 she was appointed Professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, and in 2013 she was elected Royal Academician at The Royal Academy of Arts London.
A selection of Warren’s solo exhibitions includes Musée National Eugène Delacroix, Paris (2018); Tate St Ives, United Kingdom (2017); Le Consortium, Dijon (2017); Dallas Museum of Art (2016); Kunstverein München (2013); The Art Institute of Chicago (2010); Serpentine Gallery, London (2009) and Kunsthalle Zürich (2004). Group exhibitions includes The Hepworth Wakefield (2019); ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark (2019); Metropolitan Museum of Art at The Met Breuer, New York (2016); Museum Folkwang, Essen (2014); Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (2013); Venice Biennale (2011); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007) and MoMA PS1, New York (1995).
©Rebecca Warren, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery
Photo: Mark Barker