Tracey Emin is a contemporary artist who is known for her autobiographical and confessional artwork. She has worked in different fields during her artistic career including drawing, painting, sculpture, film, photography and more.
She was born in Croydon, England in 1963 and her childhood and teenage years were difficult as she went through very difficult situations including being raped at the age of 13. This is easily seen in her artwork as she reveals the humiliations she suffered and the tough situations she went through.
She moved to London to study in the Royal College of Art where she obtained a MA in painting and since 1993, she started publishing her work and opening small expositions. She also opened a shop with her friend and colleague Sarah Lucas.
In 1995 she curated the show “Minky Manky” at the South London Gallery with Carl Freedman with whom she had a relationship and there was where she created one of her most known artworks called “Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995” which included the names of all the people she ever slept with including sexual partners, relatives, her twin brother and her two aborted children.
Apart from that she is also well known for her charity work as she actively collaborates and advocates for underprivileged children including raising more than one million pounds for different charity organizations.