Drawing Biennial 2017

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April · Auction: 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm


Antony Gormley


Year 2016
Medium Carbon and casein on paper
Dimensions 27.8 x 19.3 cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

Antony Gormley:

Born 1950 London, Antony Gormley lives and works in London. Graduated from Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Saint Martin’s School of Art; and Goldsmiths, University of London.

For Gormley drawings have immediacy. In a good session, drawing can be like going for a rugged, physical adventure on a blustery day with changing conditions of light and rain. A day passed without drawing is a day lost.

His work is held in public and private collections including National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Museum of Modern Art, Vienna; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Arts Council of England, London; Tate, London; and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield.

Select solo exhibitions and projects include Royal Academy of Arts, London (2019); Sight: Antony Gormley on the Island of Delos, Delos (2019); Essere, Uffizi Gallery, Florence (2019); STAND, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia (2019); Still Moving, Long Museum, Shanghai (2017); Human, Forte di Belvedere, Florence (2015); EXPANSION FIELD, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern (2014); STILL BEING, [CORPOS PRESENTES], Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (2012); Still Standing, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); HORIZON FIELD, Kunsthaus Bregenz (2010); Blind light, Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Our house, Kunsthalle zu Kiel (1997); Malmö Konsthall (1993); and Sculpture, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (1989). Selected group exhibitions include Venice Biennale, Venice (2013) and Documenta 8, Kassel (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North, Gateshead; Another Place, Crosby Beach; Exposure, Lelystad; and Chord, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. 

Awards include Turner Prize (1994); and election to the Royal Academy (2003). Gormley was made an Officer of the British Empire (1997), and knighted (2014).