ABIGAIL LANE – BIOGRAPHY
Abigail Lane (Born 1967, Penzance, England) lives and works in Suffolk having spent more than 20 years in London. She graduated from Goldsmiths College in 1989 and took part in Freeze London 1988, Modern Medicine London 1990, Some Went Mad and Some Ran Away 1994 (Serpentine gallery then touring) and other early shows associated with the so-called YBA group.
She showed extensively in Britain and internationally thereafter in both private galleries and museums. Selected solo shows include, Making History, Karsten Schubert gallery London, 1992. Skin of the Teeth, ICA London 1995, In Every Dream Home A Heartache, artist project Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, 1996. Whether the Roast Burns, The Train Leaves or the Heavens Fall. MCA, Chicago, USA, 1998. Tomorrows World, Yesterdays Fever, Milton Keynes gallery and Victoria Miro gallery, London, 2001. The Good the Bad and the Beautiful. Distrito 4, Madrid, Spain 2003, Zoo 1994-2017, Andrehn -.Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden 2017.
Selected group shows include, 4th International Istanbul Biennial, curated by Rene Block, Istanbul, Turkey 1995. Brilliant! New Art from London, curated by Richard Flood. Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA then Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, USA, 1995-6. Apocalyptic Wallpaper, Robert Gober, Andy Warhol, Abigail Lane, Virgil Marti, curated by Donna De Salvo, 1997 Wexner Centre for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Sensation: Young British artists from the Saatchi Collection. Royal Academy of Arts, London and toured to Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany 1997. Dream Extensions curated by Filip Luyckx. SMAK Museum, Ghent, Belgium. 2004. Goetz collection in Falckenberg Museum, Hamburg, 2005. You dig the tunnel; I’ll hide the soil. Edgar Allan Poe inspired exhibition, curated by Harland Miller. White Cube gallery, London., 2008. Queensize – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection, ME collectors Room Berlin/ Olbricht foundation. 2014, Transparency, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool (in collaboration with Arts Council) 2017, Brexit- out of the matrix? Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liesthal, Basel, Switzerland, 2017
Abigail has work in both private collections and public institutions such as the Arts Council England and Magasin III Stockholm, Sweden. Her work is included in many publications. She curated and exhibited as part of the annual exhibition SNAP art at the Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk between 2000 and 2015.