Working between painting, performance, and film, Lucy Stein builds on an engagement with British modernist painting, feminist theory and women’s literature. She describes her painterly language as less a postmodern play with visual codes than an extrapolation of a contemporary female painter’s relationship to painterly traditions. Personal history and art history are given equal significance, and the mimetic relationship between the female artists and the landscape bind ideas together.
Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe and the United States, including the ICA in London, Gimpel Fils Gallery, and Broadway 1602. Stein has received the Buning Brongers Prize, the Queen’s Painting Prize, and was short listed for the Becks Future Award. She has also received residencies at the Tate St. Ives in Cornwall, UK, as well as the Me-di-um Residency.