Lucy Orta (b. 1966, Sutton Coldfield, lives and works in France) Lucy Orta studied fashion-knitwear design at Nottingham Trent University and after graduating in 1989 moved to Paris where she began practicing as a visual artist and founded Studio Orta with Jorge Orta (b. 1953) in 1991. Recent solo exhibitions and commissions include: “Lucy + Jorge Orta”, Valerie Bach Gallery, Belgium (2014); “Food Water Life”, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art Design, Los Angeles, United States (2014); “Nuit Blanche”, Calgary, Canada; “Clouds Meteoros”, Terrace Wires, Barlow Shed, St Pancras International Station, London, (2013); “70 x 7 The Meal Act xxxiV”, Philadelphia, USA (2013). Her great aunt was the Birmingham based artist Emmy Bridgewater who famously signed Andre Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto.