Alison Wilding was born in 1948, studied at Nottingham College of Art, Ravensbourne College of Art and the Royal College of Art 1971-1973. During the 1980’s Wilding emerged as one of the so-called ‘New British Sculptors’ participating in many group shows both in the UK and abroad. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1992 and awarded a Henry Moore Fellowship at The British School in Rome in 1998. In 1999 she was elected to the Royal Academy, and won a Joanna Drew travel award in 2007 (visiting Ethiopia), and a Paul Hamlyn award in 2008. Alison Wilding lives and works in London.