Associated with the Young British Artist cohort that emerged in the 1990s, Sarah Lucas' work encompasses sculpture, photography and installation. The artist frequently uses commonplace items—furniture and food, among others—as substitutes for the body, frequently creating visual puns that evoke human genitals. Lucas' work dismantles myths and stereotypes surrounding sexual difference—subverting the male gaze while challenging sexual politics in both the production of art and its reception.


Sarah Lucas was born in Holloway, London in the UK in 1962. The artist received a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmith's College at the University of London in the UK in 1987 and also studied at the Working Men's College and the London College of Printing, both in London, UK.

Solo exhibitions of Lucas's work have taken place at: the Red Brick Art Museum in Beijing, China; the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, California; the New Museum in New York City; the Soane Museum in London, UK; and the 56th Venice Biennale in Italy; among others.

Group exhibitions that have shown Lucas's work have taken place at: the Museo Jumex in Mexico City, Mexico; Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, China; the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon in France; the Tate Modern in London, UK; the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France; and MoMA in New York City; among others.

Lucas lives and works in London, UK.