Fiona Rae (b.1963, Hong Kong) received her B.F.A. from Goldsmiths College, London, in 1987. One year later, Damien Hirst invited her to exhibit in his now legendary group exhibition, Freeze, on the Surrey Docks in southeast London. In 1990 Rae’s work was included in the Aperto for young artists at the 44th Venice Biennale, and the following year, at the age of 27, the Tate Britain, London, nominated her for the Turner Prize. Rae was short listed for the Eliette von Karajan Prize for Young Painters in Austria in 1993, and in 1997, her work was selected for the Royal Academy’s notorious traveling exhibition Sensation: Young British Artists from The Saatchi Collection, which travelled internationally until 2000. Rae was elected to The Royal Academy in 2002, and the same year The Carré d'Art in Nîmes, France, mounted a large survey exhibition of her work. Rae received a major commission for a 10-meter triptych from the Tate Modern in 2002.