Lucy Skaer makes drawings, sculptures and films which often take found photographic sources as their starting point. Rooted in reality, yet subjected to a process of elaborate transformation, Skaer’s images and objects hover in the space between recognition and ambiguity, figuration and abstraction.
Lucy Skaer was born in Cambridge in 1975. She completed her BA at the Glasgow School of Art. From 1997 Skaer co-founded the collaborative group Henry Viii’s Wives, and worked at Transmission Gallery in Glasgow, where she had her first solo show in 2000. In 2003 Skaer was short-listed for the art prize Becks Futures and exhibited at the first Scottish presentation at the Venice Biennale, where she also presented in 2007. Skaer’s recent solo presentations include Kunsthalle Basel (2009) for which she was nominated for the Turner Prize, Kunsthalle Wien (2012) Yale Union, Portland (2013) and Tramway, Glasgow (2013).