Sarah Lucas U.K., b. 1962
"I think art should be amateur... It should be done for love. I've never seen art as a career and I still don't" - Sarah Lucas
Sarah Lucas is a contemporary British artist known for her kinesthetic photographs, performances, and sculpture. Appropriating commonplace materials, the artist creates crude and often inflammatory comments on sexuality, death, and gender. She is recognized as among the most prominent members of the Young British Artists alongside Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Gary Hume.
Born in 1962 in London, United Kingdom, she studied at the Working Men's College, the London College of Printing, and Goldsmith's College where she received her BFA in 1987. The artist rose to prominence and critical acclaim during the late 1980s. Her work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Tate Liverpool. In 2015, Lucas represented the United Kingdom at the Venice Biennale, where she exhibited her controversial installation I SCREAM DADDIO.
The artist currently lives and works in London, United Kingdom. Her works are in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.