Gary Hume England, b. 1962


Lives and works in London and New York.

Hume attended Goldsmith's College in London. He represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1999 and the Biennale of São Paulo in 1996, the same year he was nominated for the Turner Prize. 

 Hume is identified with the Young Britsh Artists (YBA) known for its simplified and reductive aesthetic that straddles the line between representation and abstraction. His work reflects an interest in Pop Art, while at the same time showing a reticence of style and nuance of color not usually associated with the movement.

 His first solo exhibit in the US was held at the Matthew Marks Gallery, NY, in 1992. He has also had solo exhibitions at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, and the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; Modern Art Oxford; Tate Britain, London; Aspen Art Museum; Sprüth Magers, Berlin; White Cube, London; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, among others.

 Hume’s work is part of the collections from the Saatchi Collection, London; Art Institute of Chicago; Arts Council of Great Britain; Astrup Fearnley Moderne Kunst, Olso; British Council; DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens; Paine Webber Art Collection, New York; and Tate Gallery, London.