Tracey Emin was born in London in 1963. She was elected a Royal Academician in 2007 and was Eranda Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy Schools from 2011-13. She was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2013 for her contributions to the visual arts. She lives and works in London and France.
Tracey Emin came to prominence as one of the loose grouping of contemporary artists popularly referred to as YBAs (Young British Artists). She first exhibited at the Royal Academy in the landmark 1997 exhibition Sensation and now exhibits regularly at the RA as part of the annual Summer Exhibition.
Her work takes many different forms, including needlework, sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, video and installation. More recently she has extended into the realm of public art, with works such as her recent The Distance of Your Heart in Sydney (2018).