Antony Gormley was born in 1950 in London, England, where he lives and works.
Attending at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Goldsmiths in London from 1974, he completed his studies with a postgraduate course in sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London, between 1977 and 1979.
His best known works include the Angel of the North, a public sculpture in the North of England, commissioned in 1994 and erected in February 1998, Another Place on Crosby Beach near Liverpool, and Event Horizon, a multi-part site installation which premiered in London in 2007, around Madison Square in New York City, in 2010 and in São Paulo, in 2012.
Antony Gormley has over the past 30 years revitalised the human form in sculpture through a radical investigation of the body as a place of memory and transformation. “I am interested in the body because it is the place where emotions are most directly registered. When you feel frightened, when you feel excited, happy, depressed somehow the body registers it”, – artist says.
Gormley has explored the relationship between the individual and the community in large-scale installations such as Allotment (1995), Domain Field (2003), Another Place (1997) and Inside Australia (2003).
More recently, the engagement of the public in active participation has continued beyond the gallery space in Clay and the Collective Body (2009) and the acclaimed One & Other (2009) commission in London’s Trafalgar Square.
He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994 and made an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1997. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a Trustee of the British Museum since 2007.
Artist solo exhibitions include:
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersberg (2011)
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz (2010) Artium,
Valencia (2009) Kunsthall Rotterdam,
Musée d’Art Moderne De Saint-Etienne Metropole and MARCO, Monterrey (2008),
Hayward Gallery, London (2007)
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England (2003),
National History Museum, Beijing, China (2003).
Major public works also include Exposure (2010), Lelystand and Habitat (2010), Anchorage.