Contemporary Visual Artist
Contemporary visual artist Lucy Orta draws inspiration from ecological and social sustainability issues to create her works, employing a diversity of mediums including sculpture, couture, painting and photography.
After graduating with an honours degree in fashion-knitwear design from Nottingham Trent University in 1989, Lucy began practicing in Paris in 1991, where she founded Studio Orta with her Argentinean husband Jorge.
Through Lucy’s collaborative work with her husband, she has raised the profile of international human rights, considered the value of the natural environment to our daily lives and created a series focusing on the scarcity of this precious resource for which they received the Green Leaf award, presented by the United Nations Environment Programme in partnership with the Natural World Museum in 2007.
Lucy is also a Professor of Art, Fashion and the Environment at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London and was the inaugural Rootstein Hopkins Chair at London College of Fashion from 2002–2007.