Rebecca Warren

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Rebecca Warren
Born 1965
Nationality English
Education Goldsmiths
Known for Sculpture

Rebecca Warren RA (born 1965) is a British visual artist and sculptor.[1] She is particularly well known for her works in clay and bronze and for her arranged vitrines.[2] In 2006 Warren was a nominee for the 2006 Turner Prize.[1]

On March 12, 2014 Warren was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts.[1] Also in 2014, she was made a Professor of Painting and Sculpture at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf [3]

The artist currently lives and works in London.[1]

Early life[edit]

Rebecca Warren was born in 1965. From 1989-1992 the artist studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths' College, University of London receiving a BA (Hons).[4] She then attained a Masters in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art & Design, London (1992–93).[4] From 1993-1994 she was an artist-in-residence at the Ruskin School, Oxford University, Oxford.[1]


Rebecca Warren, Girl 38, 2003, reinforced clay and twig on painted MDF plinth 88 x 57 x 81 cm - 34 5/8 x 22 1/2 x 31 7/8 inches.

Until 1997 a large part of Warren's output was produced as a collaboration with artist Fergal Stapleton.

Warren's early sculptures were made primarily using clay.[5] These pieces often depicted the nude female form and tackled themes of sexuality by making reference to other historical works and artists.[6] For instance, Warren's early works have referenced artists as diverse as Robert Crumb, Edgar Degas, and Alberto Giacometti.[7]

In 2006, Warren was nominated for the Turner Prize for her sculptural installations in solo shows at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, and Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, as well as her work in the Tate Triennial 2006.[4] A representative of the Tate Gallery wrote, "Her works combine a wide range of sources with a strong formal awareness, injecting conventional materials with a sensual physicality to create something wholly new."[8] The other artists nominated in 2006 were Tomma Abts, Mark Itchner, and Phil Collins (artist).[4]

Warren's more recent works have included more sculptures made in metal media such as bronze and steel.[5] In 2009, the artist exhibited her first work in welded steel at her exhibition entitled Feelings.[9] In 2009 the Serpentine Gallery exhibited the first major solo survey of her work.[10] In 2010, The Renaissance Society, in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago, presented Warren's first solo exhibition in an American museum.[11]

Select solo exhibitions[edit]

Public Collections[edit]

The artist's work can be found in a number of public collections, including:

Art market[edit]

She is represented by Maureen Paley in London. She is additionally represented by Matthew Marks in the USA,[16] and Galerie Max Hetzler in Germany.[17]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Rebecca Warren RA", Royal Academy, Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Rebecca Warren", Serpentine Galleries, Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ a b c d "Turner Prize 2006: artists, Rebecca Warren", Tate, Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b Sooke, Alistair. "Rebecca Warren at the Serpentine Gallery", The Telegraph, Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  6. ^ Hilty, Greg. "Warren - Articles", Saatchi Gallery, Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  7. ^ Prince, Mark. "Rebecca Warren", Frieze Magazine, Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ "Exhibition - Rebecca Warren", Matthew Marks Gallery, Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  10. ^ Rebecca Warren on Artabase
  11. ^ [3]
  12. ^ a b "Rebecca Warren - Biography", Matthew Marks Gallery, Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  13. ^ "Rebecca Warren", Art Institute of Chicago, Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  14. ^ "Rebecca Warren", Tate Modern, Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  15. ^ "The Collection", The Museum of Modern Art, Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  16. ^ "Rebecca Warren - Matthew Marks Gallery", Matthew Marks Gallery, Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  17. ^ [4]

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