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Tessa Farmer’s unique work has attracted worldwide attention and she has been called ‘one of the UK’s fastest rising artists’.
Born in Birmingham she currently lives in London having received both a BFA and an MFA from The Ruskin, University of Oxford. Subsequently, Farmer has been exhibited and collected widely both nationally and internationally, including at the Saatchi Gallery, London, the David Roberts Collection, London, The Museum of 21st Century Art, Kentucky and The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania. In 2007 she was Artist in Residence at the Natural History Museum, London. Awards include selection for New Contemporaries in 2004, and a Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award in 2005. In 2007 she was nominated for The Times/ The South Bank Show Breakthrough Award and in 2011 was awarded a Kindle Project 'Makers Muse Award.