An Award? Me? Um, Okay, Sure, I Guess.

The first woman to win the Turner Prize seems singularly unimpressed by that fact. In fact, Tomma Abts seems to regard her entire underexposed career as something of a personal experiment in success and failure. “Abts has never had formal training in fine art and hasn’t taken a painting lesson in her life… She has always painted for herself, on the side, and the fact that it has ended in glory is something she finds quite amazing.”