About the artist
Lives and works in London and upstate New York, USA.
1962: He was born in Tenterden, Kent.
Has gone on to become one of Britain’s most highly respected painters.
In 2013 Tate Britain will present a focused survey spanning Hume’s
career that explores the breadth and vitality of his work. Including
well known and recent paintings, as well as international loans that
have not been seen in the UK before, this exhibition will highlight Hume’s innovative use of colour, line and surface in his distinctive compositions.
He studied at Liverpool Polytechnic and later Goldsmiths and within a
year of his graduation in 1988 his work was being exhibited
internationally. Since then his works has been seen in solo and
important group exhibitions around the world including The Bird has a Yellow Beak, Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2004, Door Paintings, Modern Art Oxford, 2008 and in 2012 Gary Hume: Flashback, Leeds Art Gallery, Beauty,
Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev. Gary Hume was nominated for the Turner Prize
in 1996, represented Great Britain in The Venice Biennale in 1999 and in
2001was elected a Royal Academician.