After winning the Turner Prize in 2017, the work of artist Lubaina Himid has received further recognition by being made a member of the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts.
Lubaina was recently awarded a CBE in the 2018 Queens Honours List, having been previously awarded an MBE in 2010 for services to black women’s art. Known mostly for her work as a painter, Lubaina also curates exhibitions and provides opportunities for lesser known artists to have their work seen. She has exhibited in various prestigious galleries over many years, with a number in the past 18 months around the UK, Europe and in New York. She is also Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire.
Lubaina recently said:
Alongside winning the Turner Prize being elected a member of the Royal Academy is a great honour in the world of the visual arts in Britain, I hope I can make a difference.
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