In the 1970s, Antony Gormley studied at the Saint Martin’s School of Art and Goldsmiths in London and received a postgraduate degree in sculpture from the Slade School of Fine Art in London. The three years Gormley spent studying Buddhism during his travels in India and Sri Lanka during the 1970s has informed the contemplative and spiritual quality of his work. In 1981 he had his first solo exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London. His sculptures, installations and public art projects are widely exhibited throughout the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Russia, South America and the United States in museums and galleries, town squares, tourist sites, and architectural destinations. His work has been exhibited at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Sao Paulo; The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg; the Hayward Gallery, London’ and Malmo Konsthall, Sweden. He was also included in the Venice Biennale in 1982 and 1986 and Documenta 8, Kassel. Among his many accolades, he won the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999, and the Obayashi Prize in 2012 and was knighted in 2014. Gromley is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge. He is represented by Xavier Hufkens, White Cube and Sean Kelly Gallery.
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