Sarah Lucas was born in Holloway, London, in 1962. She studied art at The Working Men's College (1982–83), London College of Printing (1983–84), and Goldsmith's College (1984–87), graduating with a degree in Fine Art in 1987. One of the leading figures in the generation of Young British Artists who emerged during the 1990s, she has gained an international reputation for provocative works that frequently employ coarse visual puns and a defiant, bawdy humor. Her works span the media of photography, collage and found objects. She lives in Suffolk and works in London and is represented by Sadie Coles HQ, London, Gladstone Gallery, New York, and CFA Berlin.