Lucy Skaer’s (b. 1975, UK) work often depicts relationships between abstraction and the direct material nature of objects. Many of her works refer to historic objects which are translated and re-contextualized in new mediums.
Solo presentations include a mid-career retrospective at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh; Murray Guy, New York; Tramway, Glasgow; Sculpture Center, New York; Tulips & Roses, Brussels; Chisenhale Gallery, London; and The Centre Pompidou, Paris. 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. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2009.