Born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1963, Anya Gallaccio attended Goldsmiths College at the University of London during what would later be considered an influential period in art history, when she and her peers became known as Young British Artists. Over 15 solo exhibitions of her work have been presented throughout the United States and Europe, including Karsten Schubert Gallery in London; The Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles; and Ars Futura Galerie, Zurich. Gallaccio was included in the Walker Art Center’s Brilliant! show that traveled to the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston in 1996, inSITE94 in San Diego and Tijuana; and The British Art Show 4, organized by the Hayward Gallery in 1996. In 2003, she was shortlisted for the prestigious Turner Prize, Britain’s top art honor.