Rebecca Warren (British, b.1965) is a renowned sculptor. Warren was born in Pinhoe, Exeter, UK. In 1989, she joined Goldsmiths' College, University of London, and graduated with a BA in 1992. She then went to Chelsea college of Art, in London, UK, graduating with an MFA in 1994. After earning her master's degree, Warren worked at Ruskin School, Oxford University, from 1993 to 1994, as an artist-in-residence. Warren is known for using different sources to produce her sculptures, most of which also have a strong formal awareness. She also likes to use conventional materials with sensual physicality. Warren has produced numerous sculptures including Totem (A) (2003), Toteum (2008), and There Is Another Way (2011). Warren collaborated on most of her works with Fergal Stapleton (Irish, b.1961) until the year 1997.

Among her numerous solo exhibitions are I Have Every Vice in the World, at Dolphin Gallery in Oxford (1993), The Agony and the Ecstasy, at Maureen Paley in London (2000), and Dark Passage at Kunsthalle Zurich in Switzerland (2004). Warren has also participated in group exhibitions at institutions such as Whitworth Young Contemporaries, in Manchester, UK (1993), Galerie Krinzinger, in Vienna, Austria (1999), and Donald Young Gallery, in Chicago, IL (2010). Along with Urs Fischer (Swiss, b.1973), the sculptor also had a curated exhibition at Angus Fairhurst, Sadie Coles HQ, in London in 2010.

Some of the awards and nominations Warren has received over the years include the Artists First-time Publication Award, the Arts Council of England (1997), the Artists Production Awards, London Arts Board (1998), and Vincent Award nominee, Stedelijk Museum, Holland (2008). Warren's first solo exhibition in an American museum was held in 2010 by the Renaissance Society, in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago. Warren is represented by Maureen Paley, and she lives and works in London.

Timeline

1965
Born in London, United Kingdom
1989–1992
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Goldsmiths' College, University of London
1992–1993
MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, London
1993–1994
Artist in residence, Ruskin School, Oxford University, Oxford
Currently lives and works in London
Awards
2008 Vincent Award nominee, Stedelijk Museum, Holland
2006 Turner Prize nominee, Tate Britain, London
1998 Artists Production Awards, London Arts Board
1997 Artists First-time Publication Award, Arts Council of England
1994 Artists Production Awards (with Fergal Stapleton) London Arts Board Contemporaries, The Mall Gallery, London

Exhibitions

2013
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
2012
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (solo)
2012
Museum Dhondt – Dhaenens, Ghent (solo)
2011
Maureen Paley, London (solo)
2009
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (solo)
2009
Serpentine Gallery, London (solo)
2009
Accrochage, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
2008
Summer Group Show, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
2008
The Vincent Award 2008, Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
2008
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London
2008
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
2008
Origins, Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, New York
2007
Makers and Modelers, Gladstone Gallery, New York
2007
No Room for the Groom, Herald St, London, curated by Gregorio Magnani
2007
Come Helga, This Is No Place For Us, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (solo)
2007
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (solo)
2007
The Third Mind, curated by Ugo Rondinone, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2007
Unmonumental, The New Museum, New York
2007
Five Works in Bronze, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York.
2006
Toutes Compositions Florales, Counter Gallery, London
2006
Anne Chu, Gary Hill, Martin Puryear, Rebecca Warren, James Welling, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
2006
flutter, The approach, London
2006
If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it: a partial Showroom history, The Showroom, London
2006
The Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London
2006
Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London
2006
Toutes Compositions Florales, Counter Gallery, London
2006
China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles
2005
Drunk & Stoned, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York.
2005
Body: New art from the UK, Vancouver art gallery (1995), The Ottawa art gallery (2006), Oakville galleries (2006), Edmonton art gallery (2006)
2005
Trumpets of Justice, Counter Gallery, London, UK
2005
The British Art Show 6, Haywad Gallery Touring exhibition
2005
Translations, Thomas Dane, Karsten Schubert – Curator, London
2005
Pas de Deux, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (solo)
2005
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne (solo)
2004
Dark Passage, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2004
Family Badge, Antiquariat Buchholz, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne (solo)
2004
Sculpture, Precarious Realism between the Melancholy and the Comical, Kunsthalle Vienna, until February 2005
2004
Strange, I’ve seen that face before, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
2004
Collage, Bloomberg Space, London
2003
Frass, 153-155 Grays Inn Road, London
2003
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago (solo)
2003
The Boiler Room, The Saatchi Gallery, London (solo)
2003
SHE, Maureen Paley, London (solo)
2003
Rachel Harrison, Hirsch Perlman, Dieter Roth, Jack Smith, Rebecca Warren, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
2003
Still Life, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile, Museo Alejandro Otero, caracas, Venezuela, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Centro Cultural, Parque de Espana, Rosario, Argentina, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogota, Colombia
2003
4 Old Works, 56a Clerkenwell Road, London
2002
The Galleries Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2002
Summer Exhibition 2002, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2002
Fleischvater, Modern Art, London (solo)
2001
Neon Gallery, London
2001
Tattoo Show, Modern Art, London
2001
New Labour, Saatchi Gallery, London
2000
The Agony and the Ecstasy, Maureen Paley, London (solo)
1999
Limitless, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria, curated by Matthew Higgs
1999
Day of the Donkey Day, Transmission, Glasgow
1999
It’s a Curse it’s a Burden, The Approach, London, curated by Glenn Brown
1998
Root, Chisenhale Gallery,
1998
The Kindness of Strangers, W139 Gallery, Amsterdam
1998
Craft, Richard Salmon, London (travelled to Kettles Yard, Cambridge)
1998
BANK, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
1997
Martin, Commercial Gallery and 146 Brick Lane, London
1997
Class Vegas, The Embassy, London
1997
Material Culture; Sculpture from the 80s and 90s, Hayward Gallery, London
1997
Fergal Stapleton and Rebecca Warren, The Showroom, London
1996
Rebecca Warren and Fergal Stapleton, Cleveland, London
1996
Light, Richard Salmon, London (travelled to Spacex Gallery, Exeter)
1996
Happy Shopper, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, London
1996
Dog U Mental VIII, BANK, London
1996
Berlin Art Fair, Berlin
1996
NIS Project at world PC Expo, Tokyo
1996
On Camp/Off Base: Pimple Life, Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre, Tokyo
1996
Out of Space, Cole and Cole, Oxford
1996
Fuck Off, BANK, London
1996
Disneyland After Dark: La Ronde, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
1996
I Beg to Differ, Milch, London
1995
Happy Squirrels Club, BANK, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1995
Model Home, PS1, The Clocktower Gallery, New York, USA
1995
Rebecca Warren, Fergal Stapleton and Graham Gussin, Laure Genillard, London
1995
Manliness without ostentation.., the Agency, London (solo)
1995
The Meaning of Life.., Art Node Foundation, Sweden
1995
The Meaning of Life.., parts 1 & 2, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland
1995
Cocaine Orgasm, BANK, London
1995
Disneyland After Dark: La Ronde, Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden
1995
Insignificance, the Agency, London
1995
Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden
1994
Miniatures, the Agency, London
1994
Destroy All Monsters, The Tannery, London
1994
MIND THE GAP.., Acud Galerie, Berlin, Germany
1994
MIND THE GAP.., Hardcopys und technologische Bilder, Galerie/Edition, Voges & Deisen, Frankfurt, Germany
1994
Retrospective: Your Mother, with Fergal Stapleton, 152c Brick Lane, London
1993
I Have Every Vice in the World, Dolphin Gallery, Oxford (solo)
1993
Whitworth Young Contemporaries, Manchester

Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Saatchi Gallery, London
Tate Collection, London

Literature

2008
Carey-Kent, Paul, Cubes, Art World, February 2008, pp.49-51
2008
Gallois, Christophe, The Third Mind, Metropolis M, February 2008, pp.80-81
2008
Holzworth, Hans Werner, Rebecca Warren, Art Now Volume 3, Taschen, 2008, pp.496-499
2008
Lack, Jessica, In The Studio: Rebecca Warren, Rad Girl, Art World, April 2008, pp.44-49
2008
Roos, Robbert, The Vincent – nominaties: Rebecca Warren, Kunstbeeld,nl, Nr 6 2008, pp. 36-39
2008
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2008
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2008
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
Schwabsky, Barry, Rebecca Warren, Artforum, November 2007, p.380
2007
Smith, Roberta, It’s Just Clay, but How About a Little Respect?, The New York Times, 7 September 2007
2007
Rebecca Warren, Monopol, July 2007, p. 126
2006
Aspden, Peter, Fresh takes on popular culture, Financial Times, 17 May 2006, p13
2006
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2006
Born, Matt, Look away now!, Daily Mail, 17 May 2006, p34
2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
Keeling, Julian, Shapes of Things to Come, Harper’s Bazaar, November 2006, pp198-201
2006
Maine, Stephen, Rebecca Warren at Matthew Marks, Art in America, May 2006, p183-184
2006
Malvern, Jack, Clay genitalia? It must be the Turner, The Times, 17 May 2006, p27
2006
Morton, Tom, Flutter, Frieze, October 2006, p.258
2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
Searle, Adrian, Car batteries, clay nipples, reality TV and a glimpse of the future, The Guardian G2, 18 October 2006, p18-20
2006
Somerstein, Rachel, Rebecca Warren, ART News, March 2006, p134
2006
Thomas-Corr, Johanna & Forrest, Emma E, What to see and do, City AM, 04 October 2006, p20
2006
Warren, Rebecca, Woman to Woman, The Daily Telegraph: Stella, 24 September 2006, p38-42
2006
Warren, Rebecca, Life in Film: Rebbeca Warren, Frieze, November–December 2006, p41&42.
2006
Warren, Rebecca, Another Thing I wanted To Tell You, Another Magazine, September 2006, p.96
2006
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2006
Williams, Eliza, Tate Triennial 2006, Flash Art, May 2006, p63&64
2006
Wullschlager, Jackie, Turner prompts fresh attack on female body, Financial Times, 04 October 2006, p13
2006
Booby prize for art, Daily Star, 17 May 2006, p2
2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2005
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2005
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2005
Dorment, Richard, When Beauty shocks you into silence, Telegraph, 27 September 2005
2005
Gessell, Paul, A body of art in your face, Ottawa Citizen, 28 November 2005, pD1-D2
2005
Smith, Roberta, Rebecca Warren, Pas de Deux, The New York Times, 16 December 2005
2005
Listings, Time Out New York, 03 November 2005
2005
Rebecca Warren, The New Yorker, 5 December 2005, p19
2004
Charlesworth, JJ, Twisted Sister, ArtReview, June 2004
2004
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2004
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2004
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2004
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2004
kwu, Selbstbewusste, wuchtige Frauenfiguren, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 8 April 2004
2004
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2004
ISW, Rebecca Warrens monstrose Weiber, Schweizer Illustriete, 10 May 2004
2004
La Placa, Joe, New London Sun, artnet, 21 October 2005
2004
O’Grady, Carrie, What’s Up With Modern Art?, Rebecca Warren. The Guide (Frieze Art Fair), October 2004
2004
Rogger, Andre, Frivole Damen in glasiertem Ton, Tagas Anzeiger, 13 April 2004
2004
Steiner, Urs, Frankensteins Tochler - Rebecca Warren in der Kunsthalle, NZZ, 07 April 2004
2004
Wust (SFD), Karl, Selbstbewusste Frauenmonster, Zurichsee-Zeitungen, 6 April 2004
2004
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2004
Rebecca Warren: Dark Passage, Praxis. Schweiz. Rundschau fur Medizin, 14 April 2004
2004
Rebecca Warren, Cream, April 2004
2003
Renton, Andrew, Shopping with Saatchi, The Evening Standard, 10 June 2003. p39&41
2003
Smith, Roberta, A Grand Finale of Group Show Fireworks, The New York Times, 18 July 2003
2003
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2003
Rebecca Warren, kultureflash, Nº 52, 15 July 2003
2003
Don’t Miss..., Time Out New York, Nº 407, July 17-24 2003, p79
2003
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York Times, 18 July 2003
2003
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2003
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2003
Anderson, Hephzibah. Clay pride, Metro Life, 2 September-26 October 2003
2003
Artner, Alan G. Warren's rough, eloquent art, Chicago Tribune, 10 October 2003
2003
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2003
Burton, Johanna, "Rachel Harrison, Hirsch Perlman, Dieter Roth, Jack Smith, Rebecca Warren" , Time Out New York, 7-14 August 2003
2003
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2003
Hawkins, Margaret, The surreal world, Chicago Sunday Times, 24 October 2003
2003
Higgie, Jennifer, Under the Influence, Frieze, January February, 2003
2003
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2003
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2003
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2002
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2002
Coomer, Martin. Vogue's galleries, Time Out, Nº1675 Sept 25 - October 2002
2002
Dorment, Richard. Academy of Cool; The Daily Telegraph, 5 June 2002
2002
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2002
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2001
Aidin, Rose & Williamson, Charlotte. Move over Damien, meet the new talent, The Evening Standard ES Magazine, 12 September 2001
2001
Cork, Richard. What’s hot in the year of our Trace, The Times, 02 May 2001
2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
Ellis, Patricia. New Labour @ Saatchi, Flash Art, Vol. XXXIV Nº 218, May-June 2001
2001
Gellatly, Andrew. Rebecca Warren, frieze, Issue 56, January February 2001
2001
Gilbertson, Alice, A Stitch Up, Art Review, July 2001
2001
Hawes, Robert, Labour Pains, The Weekly Post, 25 May 2001
2001
Januszczak, Waldemar. At the Saatchi Gallery, you’ll find proof that New Labour really is working, The Sunday Times, Culture section, 29 April 2001
2001
Kent, Sarah. Labour intensive: Object lessons from New Labour at the Saatchi, Time Out, Nº1603, 9-16 May 2001
2001
Kent, Sarah. The Tattoo Show, Modern Art, Time Out, Nº1613, July 18-25 2001
2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2000
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2000
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2000
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1999
Herbert, Martin. It’s a curse, it’s a burden, Time Out, Nº 1482, 13-20 January 1999
1999
Musgrave, David. It’s a curse, it’s a burden, Art Monthly, Nº223 February 1999