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Fiona Rae, 1963
British artist Fiona Rae (b. 1963, Hong Kong) is known for her distinctive contributions to contemporary abstract painting. After completing a B.A. with Honours in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in 1987, Rae quickly garnered international recognition via her participation in Damien Hirst’s Freeze in London’s Docklands. Within four years of graduating, Rae was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1991 and was appointed a Royal Academician at the Royal Academy of Art in 2011.  
Since 2000, Rae’s quixotic approach to abstraction has been filtered through her experience as a member of the post-computer generation. Marked by organic forms and flowering vinees, her landscapes mediate nature through vivid colours and busy compositions that reflect the energy and speed of a twenty-first-century metropolis. 
Fonts, signs and symbols drawn from contemporary design, media and Internet culture reference a visual vocabulary based on the virtual world, while abstract marks and spontaneous gestures suggest a new synthesis between traditional abstraction and contemporary visual culture.  Rae has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries internationally and her work is held in prestigious public and private collections worldwide.



Fiona Rae – Timothy Taylor