Bethan Huws was born in Bangor, Wales, graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 1988 and now lives and works in Paris, France. Her work often references language, particularly the titling of artworks, as well as the position of artists and she works across mediums in film, sculpture, written texts and readymades. Her work as beens exhibited internationally, solo exhibitions include the Kunsthalle Bern, ICA London, and Chapter Arts Centre, Wales. Huws was the recipient of the Henry Moore Sculpture Fellowship at the British School at Rome, the Ludwig Gies-Preis für Kleinplastik der LETTER Stiftung, Cologne and the B.A.C.A. Biannual Award for Contemporary Art in Europe, the latter accompanied by an extensive retrospective exhibition at Bonnefantenmuseum, The Netherlands 2006/07.
Singing for the Sea is part of The Artangel Collection. Since its initial presentation in 1993 it has been exhibited at Abbot Hall Art Gallery in 2013.