Antony Gormley (British, b.1950) is a sculptor best known for large-scale installations that explore the human body in space. Born in London, Gormley studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, before traveling to India and Sri Lanka for several years. After his travels, Gormley came back to London to study sculpture at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the Slade School of Art. Gormley's early work, titled Field (1991), consists of 35,000 small terracotta figures made by a Texca family of brick makers in Cholula, Mexico. Gormley has made several variations of the work, including Field of the British Isles (1993), for which he won the Turner Prize of the following year. He has made metal casts of his own body for several projects, including Another Place (1997), which spreads 100 cast iron figures across a two mile stretch of Crosby Beach in England. For Event Horizon, Gormley set casts of his body, 27 made of fiberglass and four from iron, on the rooftops of buildings in London (2007) and New York (2010); in 2010, he set 100 cast iron figures of his body throughout the Austrian Alps. Gormley's work has been exhibited at the Tate Gallery in London, the British Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He was made an Officer of the British Empire in 1997, and currently lives and works in London.

Timeline

1950
Born in London
1968–1971
Degree in Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Art at Trinity College, Cambridge
1977–1979
Attended Central School of Art and Goldsmith's College before completing a postgraduate course in sculpture at Slade School of Art
1994
Awarded the Turner Prize
1997
Awarded the Order of the British Empire
1998
Honorary Doctorate, University of Sunderland
1998
Honorary Fellowship, Goldsmith's College, University of London
1998
Honorary Doctorate, University of Central England, Birmingham
1999
Awarded the South Bank Prize for Visual Art
2000
Civic Trust Award for The Angel of the North
2000
British Design and Art Direction Silver Award for Illustration
2000
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
2001
Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects
2001
Honorary Doctorate, Open University
2003
Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge
2003
Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge
2003
Honorary Doctorate, Cambridge University
2003
Royal Academician
2007
Awarded the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture
2011
BCSA Structural Steel Design Award
Lives and works in London

Exhibitions

2013
NeuenGalerie - neu gesehen: Sammlung + documenta-Erwerbungen - Neue Galerie, Kassel
Give me five - Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main
Von Kopf bis Fuß - Porträts und Menschenbilder in der Sammlung Würth - Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall
Antony Gormley - According to a given mean - Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Antony Gormley - Middelheim Museum, Antwerp
2012
Transport, Canterbury Cathedral, UK (solo)
Antony Gormley - Model - White Cube - Bermondsey Street, London (England)
Bodyspace - Sean Kelly Gallery, New York City, NY
Antony Gormley – Corpos Presentes - Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB - Brasília, Brasilia
Corpos Presentes – Still Being - Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Antony Gormley - Still Standing - White Cube - Hoxton Square, London (England)
Antony Gormley: Drawing Space - The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Antony Gormley – Corpos Presentes - Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB - São Paulo, São Paulo
Vessel' - Galleria Continua - San Gimignano, San Gimignano
Antony Gormley – Horizon Field Hamburg - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
Antony Gormley - Middelheim Museum, Antwerp
2011
Geste serpentine et autres propheties, Frac Lorraine, Metz, France
Alpine Desire, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY
MEMES, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, Australia [cat.]
FLARE II, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England
FOR THE TIME BEING, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France [cat.]
TWO STATES, Harewood House, Yorkshire, England
STILL STANDING, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia [cat.]
SPACE STATION AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS, Galleria Continua Le Moulin, France
Drift III, Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom (solo)
MADE IN THE UK, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
TRA. Edge of Becoming, Fondazione Musei Civici venezia, Venice, Italy
2010
FLARE II, St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England
BREATHING ROOM II, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
EVENT HORIZON, Mad. Sq. Art, Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York, NY
FIRMAMENT IV, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia
CRITICAL MASS, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, England
TEST SITES, White Cube, Mason's Yard, London, England
TEST SITES, White Cube, Mason's Yard, London, England
DRAWING SPACE, MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy [cat.]
2009
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, MARCO, Monterrey
Antony Gormley, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
One & Other, Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London, England
Between You and Me, Artium, Vitoria, Spain
Between You and Me, Musée d’art moderne de Sainte-Etienne, St. Etienne, France, 11 October – 25 January 2009
Antony Gormley, MARCO Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
2008
Between You and Me, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 12 July – 14 September (solo)
En perspective, Giacometti, Musée des Beaux Arts de Caen, Caen, France, May 17 - August 31
Fourth Plinth Commission: The New Proposals, The National Gallery, London, UK
Space to Draw, Jerwood Space, London, UK
On Time: The East Wing Collection VIII, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Gravity: Ernesto Esposito Collection, Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Firmament, White Cube, London (solo)
2007
Blind Light, Hayward Gallery, London (solo)
Spacetime, Mimmo Scognamiglio, Milan (solo)
Bodies in Space, Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture, Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Feeling Material, Deutscher Bundestag Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Blind Light, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York (solo)
Ataxia, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
British Visions: Modern and Contemporary Sculpture and Works on Paper, Davidson College, NC
Body & Mind: Exclusively Drawings, Antony Gormley and Oliviero Rainaldi, Temple University, Rome Campus, Rome, Italy
Rummage: Sculptors’ Drawings, The Winchester Gallery, Winchester School of Art, Winchester, UK
Enigma: Absence + Presence in Contemporary Art, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
Turner Prize: A Retrospective 1984-2006, Tate Britain, London, UK
Reflection, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
Structures and Surfaces, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
2006
Breathing Room, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France(solo)
Altered States, Mimmoscognamiglio, Naples, Italy (solo)
Antony Gormley, Parco and Museo di Scolacium, Catanzaro, Italy (solo)
You and Nothing, Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Critical Mass, Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples, Italy (solo)
To the Human Future-Flight from the Dark Side, Art Tower Mito, Japan
Less is More, More or Less, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Sixty Years of Sculpture in the Arts Council Collection, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The Ship: The Art of Climate Change, The Natural History Museum, London, UK
The Faces of a Collection, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Zones of Contact, 2006 Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Motion on Paper, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK
Beyond Limits, Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK
Making a Mark, Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne
2005
New Works, Sean Kelly, New York (solo)
Another Place, Crosby and Waterloo Beach, Liverpool, UK (solo)
Field for the British Isles, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK (solo)
Certain Made Places, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Asian Field, ICA, Singapore (solo)
Inside Australia, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
Tate Sculpture: The Human Figure in British Art from Moore to Gormley, Millenium Galleries, Sheffield, UK
Figures/Sculpture, Sammlung Essl – Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Austria
Ceramics Biennale, Icheon, Korea
Glyndebourne Festival, Glyndebourne, East Sussex
Blickachsen 5, Bad Homburg, Germany
Henry Moore Epoch and Echo. Aspects of English Sculpture In The Twentieth Century, Museum Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Sculpture: Time and Process, The Study Gallery, Poole
Soul / Inspired Art, Museum of Modern Art by the Sea, Ostend, Bruges, Belgium
Munch Revisited, Henie Onstad Kunstcenter, Oslo, Norway
Space – Now And Then, AaBe Factories, Tilburg, Netherlands
The Difference in Temperature Between Your Body And Mine, Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, Italy
2004
Domain Field, Great Hall, Winchester, UK (solo)
Mass and Empathy, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)
Clearing, White Cube, London, UK (solo)
Field for the British Isles, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, UK (solo)
Asian Field, Guangdong Museum of Contemporary Art, China (solo)
Clearing, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Uniform, Yale Centre for British Art, Yale, New Haven, CT (solo)
Asian Field, Jonan High School, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Antony Gormley, BP British Art Displays,Tate Britain, London, UK (solo)
Presence: Images of Christ for the Third Millenium, Canterbury Cathedral
Off the Beaten Track: Arts Council Collection Explored, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK
Etre: Les droits de l’homme à travers l’art, United Nations, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Bodily Space: New Obsessions in Figurative Sculpture, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
A Secret History Of Clay: From Gauguin to Gormley, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Laocoon Devoured, ARTIUM, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain / Centro José Guerrero, Granada / DA2, Salamanca, Spain
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
A13, The Wapping Project, London, UK
Den Haag Sculpture Project, Den Haag, Netherlands
Out of Place, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany
Conversation Pieces, The Hague, the Netherlands
A Araneira. 100 Artistas Da Coleccion CGAC, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Umedalen, Umea, Sweden
Cobweb, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
20JAHRE20YEARS, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Making Space, Taking Place, Tuscia, Poggibonsi
British Sculpture Show, National Museum of Art, Bucharest, Romania
2003
Asian Field, China touring exhibition; Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing (solo)
Standing Matter, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
Domain Field, BALTIC, Gateshead, UK (solo)
Independence, South London Gallery, London, UK
Blickachsen, Bad Homburg, Germany
Me & More, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland
SKULPTUR 03, Max-Gandolph-Bibliothek and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
Past and Present: Jewellery by 20th Century Artists, Louisa Brown Gallery, London, UK
Open Spaces: Vancouver International Sculpture Project – Third Biennale, Vancouver, Canada
Perpetual Bliss – Form, Symbol & Material in Contemporary Sculpture, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
2002
The Nude In 20th Century Art, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany
Blast To Freeze, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
Beaufort 2003, De Panne Beach, Belgium
Territoires Nomades, Rurart, Poitou Charentes, France
Himmelschwer (As Heavy as the Heavens – Transformations of Gravity), Landesmuseum Joanneum and Jesuit’s College, Graz, Austria (Part of Graz 2003)
Sancturary – Contemporary Art and Human Rights, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK
Antony Gormley: Sculpture, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (solo)
Antony Gormley, Galleria Mimmo Scognamiglio, Naples, Italy (solo)
Antony Gormley, Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Tuscia Electa, San Casciano, Italy (solo)
Antony Gormley Drawing, The British Museum, London. UK (solo)
Field For the British Isles, The British Museum, London, UK (solo)
Inside Australia, Lake Ballard, Perth International Arts Festival, Australia (solo)
Sculptura Internazionale a la Mandria, Villa Dei Laghi, Venaria Reale, Turin, Italy
Slip: British And Dutch Contemporary Artists Working with Ceramic, Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem, the Netherlands (touring to Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts, Norwich)
Time Space Motion, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac and Max-Gandolph-Bibiliotek, Salzburg. Austria
European Field, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå [part of Umedalen Skulptur 2002]
Who Comes – Who Leaves – Who Stays, Eastern Cemetery, Malmo, Sweden
Blast to Freeze, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Gardens of Art: The Sculpture Park at the Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI
Self-Evident: Making the Self the Subject of Art from 1970 to the Present Day, Tate Britain, UK
Retrospectacle: 25 Years of Collecting Modern And Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum, CO
To Eat or Not to Eat, CASA. Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
2001
New Works, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Insiders, New Art Centre and Sculpture Park, Roche Court, East Winterslow, UK (solo)
Insiders, White Gallery, Brighton, UK (solo)
Antony Gormley, Contemporary Sculpture Centre, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Some Of The Facts, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, UK (solo)
Dialogue: Antony Gormley Allotment, Kockumshallen, Malmo, Sweden (solo)
Field for The British Isles, Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Shrewsbury; Tullie House, Carlisle (solo)
States and Conditions, Orchard Gallery, Derry (touring to Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo) (solo)
Drawings, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Vibration, Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Japan
Geometrie Plus Gestus, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac and Max-Gandolph-Bibiliotek, Salzburg, Austria
Steirischer Herbst 2001, Graz, Austria
Miroslaw Balka, Antony Gormley, Ulrich Ruckreim, Galleri Solvberget, Stavanger, Norway
2000
Quantum Cloud (part of North Meadow Sculpture Project), Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London, UK (solo)
Quantum Clouds and Other Work, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)
Field, Vieille Église, Caumont, Picardy, France (solo)
Strange Insiders, fig-1, London, UK (solo)
Drawn, White Cube2, London, UK (solo)
Trialogo: Giuseppe Gallo, Antony Gormley, David Hammons, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy; Kwangju Biennale, Korea
London Calling, Fundraising auction for Ken Livingstone’s Mayoral Campaign, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
Out There, White Cube2, London, UK
Lost Paradise Lost, Lutherkirche/ Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Hanover, Germany
Between Cinema and a Hard Place, Tate Modern, London, UK
Lappeenranta 2000, South Carelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland
Enclosed and Enchanted, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford and touring to Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield and others
Narcisse blessé: Autoportraits Contemporains, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
Positionen, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac and Max-Gandolph-Bibiliotek, Salzburg, Austria
Interplay: Selected Works from the Museum and Private Collections, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway
Utopia, Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, Norway
Conversation, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes
Die Intelligenz der Hand, Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria

Public Collections

Arts Council of England
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
British Council
British Museum, London
Henry Moore Foundation for the Study of Sculpture
Jerwood Collection, Witley
Jesus College, Cambridge
Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh
Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
Peterborough Sculpture Trust
Science Museum, London
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
Tate, London
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria
Rupertinum Museum Moderne Kunst, Salzburg, Austria
Lhoist Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Montreal Musée des Beaux Arts, Canada
Guangdong Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China
Herning Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
Louisiana Museum, Humblebaek, Denmark
Sastamoinen Collection, Finland
Centre Georges Pompidou, France
Staatliche Museen Kassel, Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany
Stadt Kassel, Germany
Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Galleria de Arte Moderna, Torino, Italy
Tokyo City Opera, Japan
Kirishima Sculpture Park, Japan
Nagoya City Art Museum, Japan
Iwaki City Art Museum, Fukushima, Japan
The Hakone Open-air Museum, Japan
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Tokushima Art Museum, Japan
Sapporo Sculpture Park, Hokkaido, Japan
Wakayama Prefectoral Museum, Japan
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico
Caldic Collection, The Hague, Netherlands
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
Fundação Berardo, Sintra, Portugal
Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Umedalen Sculpture Foundation, Umea, Sweden
Weltkunst Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
Pinchuk Art Centre, Ukraine
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, NE
Marguiles Foundation, FL
Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth, TX
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis, MN

Literature

2011
Nancy Durrant, 'We Were in Winter Now It's Spring', The Times, 25th October 2011
Michael Glover, 'Of Gods and Men', The Independent (Arts & Books Section), 23rd September 2011
Richard Smirke, 'Body Works', The Big Issue in the North, 5th September 2011
Peter Aspden, 'Gormley on the Loose at the Hermitage', Financial Times Weekend Magazine, 17/18 September 2011
Jonathan Gawthorpe, 'Brick Man's Return', The Yorkshire Post, September 3rd 2011
Paul B. Franklin, 'Antony Gormley, Thaddaeus Ropac', Art in America, Sept 2011
2010
Colin Coyle, 'DDDA sculpture left high and dry', The Sunday Times, 2 May 2010
Richard Lord, 'Bodies at Work', Asia Tatler, Hong Kong, May 2011
Robert Nelson, 'Robotic adventures in existential despair', The Age, Sydney Australia, 23 March 2011
Jutta Berger, 'Aufi zu den Eisenmannern!', Der Standard, Vienna, Austria, 15 March 2011
'Antony Gormley's rooftop sculptures are making New Yorkers jumpy', Times Online, 12 March 2010
Eelco de Winter, 'Van draadmodel tot polderreus', Bouwen Met Staal, Zoettermeer, The Netherlands, February 2011
Amanda Gordon, 'Close to the Edge', ARTnews, New York, USA, March 2010
2009
Woon Tai Ho, 'What the hell is that?', The Business Times, Singapore, 18 December 2009
Matthew Bell , 'Wonderful world, beautiful people. But can one look after the other?', The Independent on
Carol Vogel, 'Playing Sculpture 'I Spy' In New York's Cityscape', The New York Times, New York, USA, 4 December 2009
2008
Ann Hindry, 'Antony Gormley's Metaphysical Body', Art Press, Paris, France, December 2008
Jessica Lack et al, ‘1000 Artworks To See Before You Die’, The Guardian, London, England, Volume 2, 27 November 2008
2005
“Art Listings: Antony Gormley,” Time Out New York, June 9-15, 2005, p.63
“Art Listings: Antony Gormley,” New York Magazine, May 30th, 2005, p. 121.
“Books: ‘Making Space’,” tema celeste, Volume XXII, No. 109, May-June 2005, p. 24
Cascade, Rebecca, “Getting Into Competitive Shape,” Art + Auction, March 2005, p. 84
Chambers, Christopher, “Antony Gormley: Sean Kelly Gallery,” Flash Art, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 243, July-September 2005, p. 122.
Dantas, Andréa, “Raphael Castoriano Respira Arte Contemporânea, Caras, Edition 607, No. 25, pp. 60-63
“ICI New York Studio Events” (invitation), 2005
MacAdam, Barbara A., “Antony Gormley,” ARTnews, Volume 104, No. 7,Summer 2005, p. 198
Neuman, William, “A Penthouse Closer to the Stars,” The New York Times, Sunday, May 29th, 2005, Section 11, p. 2
Smith, Roberta, “Antony Gormley: ‘Clearing IV’,” The New York Times,Friday,June 3, 2005, E27