Rebecca Warren first exhibited her work at Matthew Marks Gallery in 2005. Working mainly in unfired clay and bronze, Warren employs various strategies—appropriating and referencing images by a wide range of other artists, from Picasso and Degas to R. Crumb, exhibiting detritus from her studio in vitrines, and producing rough, unfinished, sometimes damaged-looking sculptures—in a contemplation of self-expression, gender, and sculptural form and an interrogation of the accepted hierarchies of display and art-historical significance.
Warren (born 1965) was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006 and the Vincent Award in 2008. The Kunsthalle Zürich mounted a one-person exhibition of her work in 2004, her work was included in the 2006 Tate Triennial, and The Serpentine Gallery, London, mounted a survey of her work in 2009. Warren lives and works in London.