Antony Gormley










Artist Bio

In a career spanning nearly 40 years, Antony Gormley has made sculpture that explores the relation of the human body to space at large, explicitly in large-scale installations like ANOTHER PLACE, DOMAIN FIELD and INSIDE AUSTRALIA and implicitly in works such as CLEARING, BREATHING ROOM and BLIND LIGHT, where the work becomes a frame through which the viewer becomes the viewed. By using his own existence as a test ground, Gormley’s work transforms a site of subjective experience into one of collective projection. Increasingly, the artist has taken his practice beyond the gallery, engaging the public in active participation, as in CLAY AND THE COLLECTIVE BODY (Helsinki) and the acclaimed ONE & OTHER commission in London’s Trafalgar Square.

Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK with solo shows at the Whitechapel, Serpentine, Tate, Hayward Gallery, British Museum and White Cube. His work has been exhibited internationally in one-man shows at museums including Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark), Malmö Konsthall (Sweden), Kunsthalle zu Kiel (Germany), National Museum of Modern Chinese History (Beijing), Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso (Mexico City) and Kunsthaus Bregenz (Austria). Gormley has also participated in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Venice Biennale and Documenta 8 (Kassel, Germany). Major public works include ANGEL OF THE NORTH (Gateshead), ANOTHER PLACE (Crosby Beach, Liverpool) and HABITAT (Anchorage, USA).

Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. He was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in 1997 and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Trinity College, Cambridge and Jesus College, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007.

Antony Gormley was born in London in 1950.

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15 responses to “Antony Gormley”

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  5. ghost writer says:

    I love the crowd scene, all those people made of stick-wire mesh.

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  7. Steve says:

    Those stick people would do well at the Burning Man festival. They will even pay you to set them up.

  8. Travis says:

    Cool stuff… it's people like him and Alex Grey that have really gotten me into artwork these past 10 years.

  9. Travis says:

    Cool stuff… it's people like him and Alex Grey that have really gotten me into artwork these past 10 years.

  10. KC says:

    Excellent sculptures!

  11. lise says:

    i study architecture and one of our assignments this year was to design a pavilion for some of his sculptures. Pretty cool

  12. EltonJoao says:

    Great. His work is so impreing in so many ways!!!!! And I think his has more work for him to share with the world.

  13. Sandra Tyler says:

    These are wonderful! Seth Apter pointed me your way; he’s on our staff at The Woven Tale Press and always has his eye out for interesting works. You can see our latest issue, as well as features, here:
    These sculptures are especially unique and the image could make for a couple of interesting spreads. Let me know what you think; email me at and please ref this url address.

    Thank you,

    Sandra Tyler
    Editor in Chief
    The Woven Tale Press

  14. Mike Hawk says:

    Cool! I love this style of sculptures

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