Dame Rachel Whiteread DBE (born 20 April 1963) is an English artist who primarily produces sculptures, which typically take the form of casts. Many of Whiteread’s works are casts of ordinary domestic objects and, in numerous cases, their so-called negative space. Whiteread mainly focuses on the line and the form for her pieces.
She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006 and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to art.
Her work can be seen in the Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial in Vienna; London’s Trafalgar Square; the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), among many others.