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Fiona Rae

Fiona Rae is a painter of abstract forms, bright colors, and hypnotic designs. Born in Hong Kong, she moved to England where she attended Croydon College of Art from 1983 to 1984 and Goldsmiths College from 1984 to 1987, where she earned her BFA in 1987 with honors. In 1988 she was one of the artists exhibited in Freeze, an art exhibition curated by Damien Hirst. The Freeze show started the Young British Artists (YBAs), and Rae became a prominent member of the group.

She was selected for the 44th Venice Bienniale in 1990, shortlisted for the Turner Prize at the Tate Gallery in 1991, as well as nominated for the Eliette von Karajan Prize for Young Painters in Austria, in 1993. In the early 2000s she was inducted into London’s Royal Academy of Art and later appointed a Tate Artist Trustee. She is represented by the Pace Gallery in New York and Beijing, the Galerie Obadia in Paris and Brussels, the Timothy Taylor Gallery in London, and the Buchmann Galerie in Berlin, Germany.

Her work is held by many art institutions worldwide such as the Royal Academy of Arts and the Tate Modern in London, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Rae currently lives and works in London where she is professor of painting at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Fiona Rae

Faerie gives delight and hurts not
Oil on canvas
183 x 129.5 cm

Fiona Rae

Figure 1l
Oil on canvas
183 x 129.5 cm

Born 1963 in Hong Kong, CN
Lives and works in London, UK




  • Croydon College of Art, London, UK


  • Goldsmiths College, London, UK


Solo Exhibitions (selected)


  • Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, DE
  • Hakgojae Cheongdam, Seoul, KR


  • Buchmann Galerie, Lugano, CH


  • Fiona Rae, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, DE


  • Fiona Rae, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK


  • Fiona Rae: Drawings | Buchmann Box, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, DE
  • Painter, Painter: Dan Perfect | Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK
  • Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK


Group Exhibitions (selected)


  • Content is a Glimpse | Efremidis Gallery, Berlin, DE


  • I Want! I Want!: Art & Technology | Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK


  • Retour au meilleur des mondes | FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, FR


  • La Colección: La Colección de Pintura Contemporánea de la Fundación Barrié por Primera Vez en Madrid | CentroCentro, Madrid, ES


  • Globetrotter, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, AT


Awards and Grants (selected)


  • Shortlisted for the Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, UK


  • Signal, Commission for BBC Broadcasting House Public Art Programme, London, UK


  • Master Artist in Residence Program, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, US


  • Appointed Tate Artist Trustee, London, UK


  • Tate Members’ Artist Commission, Tate, UK


  • Appointed Professor of Painting for the Royal Academy Schools, London, UK


  • Awarded Honorary Fellowship, Goldsmiths, London University, London, UK


Collections (selected)

  • Arts Council England, UK
  • Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, NO
  • Berlinische Galerie, Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, Berlin, DE
  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK
  • Brandenburg Gate Foundation (Foundation of Berliner Sparkasse)
  • British Council, UK
  • Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, PT
  • Carré d’Art – Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes, FR
  • Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
  • Essl Museum – Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg, AU
  • Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
  • Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain d’Auvergne, Clermont- Ferrand, FR
  • Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain d’Île-de-France, FR
  • Fundación Barrié, A Coruña, ES
  • Fundació “la Caixa”, Barcelona, ES
  • Government Art Collection, UK
  • Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, DE
  • Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, DE
  • The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, US
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., US
  • Jerwood Collection, Hastings, UK
  • Leeds Museums and Galleries, Leeds, UK
  • Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, LU
  • Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Villa Oppenheim, Berlin, DE
  • Musée Départemental de Rochechouart, Haute-Vienne, FR
  • Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
  • Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., US
  • Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
  • Sintra Museum of Modern Art, PT
  • Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK
  • Tate Collection, UK
  • Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
  • Warwick University Art Collection, UK

Content is a Glimpse

Anna Tuori
David Schutter
Fiona Rae
Jorge Queiroz
Mark Lammert

Efremidis Verlag
Bilingual Edition English-German
76 pages
22,5 x 28 cm

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