Tessa Farmer

Tessa Farmer (born 1978, Birmingham, UK) is an artist based in London. Her work, made from insect carcasses, plant roots and other found natural materials, comprises hanging installations depicting Boschian battles between insects and tiny winged skeletal humanoids.

She received her BA in 2000 and her MA in 2003 from The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford. Subsequent awards include the Vivien Leigh Prize, a sculpture residency in King's Wood, Challock, Kent, and a Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award. Her work is in the collections of the Saatchi Gallery and the Ashmolean Museum among others.

In 2007, Farmer was chosen for the final shortlist of The Times/South Bank Show Breakthrough Award.

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