Lucy Orta was born in 1966 in Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom. After graduating with an honours degree in fashion-knitwear design from Nottingham Trent University in 1989, Lucy began practicing as a visual artist in Paris in 1991. Lucy was the head of Man and Humanity, a pioneering master’s program that stimulates socially driven and sustainable design, which she cofounded at the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2002. She is currently Chair of Art and the Environment, University of the Arts London.
She has been working over 20 years with Jorge Orta, creating numerous art pieces aimed at raising awareness on environmental issues.