Gillian Wearing was born 1963 in Birmingham and now lives in London. She won the Turner Prize in 1997 and was awarded an OBE in 2011. An overall theme in her work for the last two decades has been documenting the everyday, portraiture and the line between reality and fiction. She recently had a solo show opening at The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen 2017/18 and has been commissioned to create the statue of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square for 2018. Her solo exhibitions include Behind the mask, another mask: Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun at National Portrait Gallery, London, 2017; A Real Birmingham Family, Centenary Square, Library of Birmingham, Birmingham, 2014; A Real Birmingham Family, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2011; Confessions: Portraits, vidéos, Musée Rodin, Paris, 2009; Living Proof, ACCA, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2006.