Artist Tessa Farmer was born in Birmingham in 1978 and lives and works in London. She is the great- granddaughter of the influential author of supernatural horror fiction Arthur Machen.

 

She studied at the University of Oxford where she received a BFA and an MFA. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide and is included in the collections of MONA, Tasmania and The Saatchi Gallery, London.

 

Recent exhibitions include 'The Tatton Park Biennial; Flights of Fancy', Tatton Park, Knutsford, 'World of Wild Doubt', Hamburg Kunstverein, Germany and 'ISAM: Control Over Nature', a collaboration with DJ/ Producer Amon Tobin at Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York.

 

She was awarded a Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary award in 2006. In 2007 she was Artist in Residence at The Natural History Museum, London and was shortlisted for 'The Times/ The South Bank Show Breakthrough Award'. In 2011 she was awarded a Kindle Project 'Maker's Muse' Award. In Autumn 2013 she will be a Guest of Honour at The World Fantasy Covention, Brighton.