Lucy Skaer (UK, 1975) is a multidisciplinary artist who makes sculptures, films and drawings mainly based on photographs sourced from newspapers and books as well as pictures taken from the Internet. Often assembling various source materials and presenting them as installations, her work deals with the meaning of reproduction and the influence of mass media.
Lucy Skaer (1975) was born in Cambridge, UK, and currently lives and works in Glasgow. Skaer’s recent solo exhibitions include One Remove at Witte de With, Rotterdam (NL), 2016; Sticks & Stones at Murray Guy, New York (US), 2015; Random House at Peter Freeman, New York (US), 2015; Sticks & Stones at Musées Gallo-Romains, Lyon (FR), 2015; Monday 8.4.13 … Monday 22.4.13 at Yale Union, Portland (US), 2013; Exit, Voice and Loyalty at Tramway, Glasgow (UK), 2013; Force Justify at CAB Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Caja de Burgos, Burgos (ES), 2013; Lucy Skaer at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (AT), 2012; and Scene, Hold, Ballast at Sculpture Center, New York (US), 2012. Recent group exhibitions include Incorporated! Rennes Biennale (FR), 2016; The Secret Life of Images at Kunstverein Freiburg (DE), 2016; Whatever moves between us also moves the world in general at Murray Guy, New York (US), 2016; The Registry of Promise at De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL), 2015; Wintermute at GRIMM, Amsterdam (NL), 2015. Art Under Attack – Histories of British Iconoclasm at Tate Britain, London (UK), 2013; Suicide Narcissus at The Renaissance Society, Chicago (US), 2013; the 9th Bienal do Mercosul in Porto Alegre (BR), 2013, and Spies in the House of Art: Photography, Film and Video at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (US), 2012. In 2009, Skaer was shortlisted for the Turner Prize, and in 2007, she represented Scotland at the 52nd Venice Biennale.