Doctor of Letters
Tracey Emin was born in London in 1963 and was raised in Margate. After leaving school at an early age, she enrolled at Maidstone College of Art in Kent at the age of 20 and studied painting before going on to attend the Royal College of Art which she left in 1998 with a Master of Art in Paintings. She studied modern philosophy in London and was on the shortlist for the Turner Prize in 1999.
She has had solo exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam, the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, and the Museum of New South Wales, Australia and her work has been included in shows at venues such as the Tate Modern, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami. In her multimedia work she uses sewing, neons, videos, Super-8 films, photographs and watercolors and is also a compulsive writer.back to top