Fiona Rae

Fiona Rae is a contemporary British painter known for her work involving abstract forms, bright colors, and psychedelic designs. Considered an integral member of the Young British Artists, a group including Damien Hirst and Liam Gillick, Rae emerged in the early 1990s. She often deploys fonts, icons, and graphics in her work, engaging in the larger movements of painterly abstraction. This distinctive mixture of popular imagery with the dialogue of abstraction is a mode which Rae has helped pioneer, and has gone on to influence a younger generation of painters, such as Jonas Wood and Keltie Ferris. Born on October 10, 1963 in Hong Kong, China, she went on to study art at Goldsmith’s College, where she met many other future YBAs. Rae’s works are held in the permanent collections of the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the Tate Gallery in London, and the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo. Rae lives and works in London, England.