Profile

Biography

Working under the moniker of Unskilled Worker, the London-based, self-taught artist rose to prominence via her hugely successful Instagram account, her striking portrayals of faces and fashion drawing a large following.

Discovered by the celebrated photographer Nick Knight in 2014, the artist was invited by SHOWstudio to work on a collection of specially commissioned portraits of Alexander McQueen’s most pivotal designs. Her drawings were the subject of an acclaimed exhibition launched to coincide with the opening of McQueen’s ‘Savage Beauty’ show at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

In 2015, the artist was invited by the Italian fashion house Gucci to make a series of portraits inspired by the work of Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele. This collection was the subject of an exhibition at the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai, alongside the work of Rachel Feinstein, Jenny Holzer, Glen Luchford, Nigel Shafran and others. 

Drawing upon a broad spectrum of influences, the artist’s work is distinctive and instantly recognizable.  Highly atmospheric and infused with a dreamy childlike innocence that alludes to darker times, her work has been exhibited widely and is the subject of extensive critical acclaim and worldwide press attention.

 

Publications

VICE
New York Times
Vanity Fair
i-D
The Times
SHOWstudio
W Magazine
L’Officiel
Modern Weekly
BOF
Manifesto
Harper’s Bazaar
British Vogue