Tracey Emin

, b. 1963

Tracey Emin is a British artist known for making works that convey experiences and events from her own life by using a range of media, from needlework and drawing, to sculpture and installation. Her works can often be sexually provocative and their stories are revealed with a raw openness, which has often sparked debate Until she was seven Emin lived in a Margate hotel owned by her Turkish-Cypriot father. Her nostalgia for the English seaside town is often present in her work. Emin was part of the Young British Artists group which took the art world by storm with their controversial take on contemporary art in the late 1980s. Other YBAs included Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst.