Gillian Wearing

Gillian Wearing CBE (b.1963) is an English conceptual artist, famed as one of the Young British Artists. Her work is known for its documentation of everyday life through photography and video, where she questions the blurred lines between public and private spaces, individual and mass identities and reality and fiction.

After winning the prestigious Turner Prize in 1997, Wearing was elected as a lifetime member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, United Kingdom in 2007. A retrospective of her work was held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, NY.

In 2017, Wearing was commissioned to create a work inspired by Amy, a fifteen-year-old girl living with leukaemia. Amy’s wish was to go to the Royal Ballet School in London; Wearing drew 'Me as Margot' (2017) to commemorate this. She, along with Maureen Paley donated the work for auction to Art of Wishes.

Portrait of Gillian Wearing, © Gillian Wearing

  • Area: Artist

  • Area: Artist