Lucy Skaer was born in Cambridge in 1975. She completed her BA at the Glasgow School of Art. From 1997 Skaer co-founded the collaborative group Henry VIII’s Wives, and worked at Transmission gallery in Glasgow, where she had her first solo show in 2000. 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. Skaer’s solo presentations include a mid-career retrospective at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, ‘The Siege’ at the Chisenhale (both 2008) and a major show at Kunsthalle Basel 2009, for which she was nominated for the Turner Prize. Skaer lives and works in Glasgow.