Artists

Albert Moore

Albert Moore was born in York in 1841 as the youngest son of painter William Moore. He had 14 brothers…

Aleksandra Domanović

Alessandra Domanović was born in Novi Sad, former Yugoslavia and studied at University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Recent solo exhibitions…

Alina Szapocznikow (1926 – 1973)

Szapocznikow was born in 1926 in Kalisz, Poland into an assimilated Jewish family. Her father, who died a year before WWII…

Andrea Büttner

Turner Prize nominee Andrea Büttner was born in Stuttgart in 1972. She lives and works in London and Berlin. She…

Anne Purkiss

Anne Purkiss was born in Chemnitz, Germany and graduated from Leipzig University with a degree in Journalism and Photography. She…

Bridget Bailey

Bridget Bailey grew up in Sandsend and spent much of her childhood on the North York Moors seeking out northern…

Clare Twomey

Clare Twomey is a British artist and a research fellow at the University of Westminster who works with clay in…

Deborah Gardner

Deborah Gardner is a visual artist who exhibits nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, cemeteries, sculpture parks, industrial regeneration sites…

Eric Ravilious (1903 –1942)

Eric William Ravilious (22 July 1903 – 2 September 1942) was an English painter, designer, book illustrator and wood engraver….

Frank Walter (1926-2009)

Frank Walter (Francis Archibald Wentworth Walter), self-styled 7th Prince of the West Indies, Lord of Follies and the Ding-a-Ding Nook,…

Hurvin Anderson

Turner Prize nominee Hurvin Anderson was born in Birmingham in 1965. He studied at Wimbledon School of Art and the…

Isabel Alexander

Isabel Alexander was born in Birmingham in 1910, studied at the Slade School of Art. In the early part of…

Jiro Takamatsu (1936–98)

Jiro Takamatsu was an influential artist, known for breaking down the boundaries between art and life in experimental art forms…

John Stezaker b.1949

John Stezaker  is one of the leading artists in contemporary photographic collage and appropriation. Employing vintage photographs, old Hollywood film…

Katharine Holmes

Katharine Holmes immerses herself in the Yorkshire Dales landscape, working in the open air in all weathers. She makes small…

Liza Dracup

Liza Dracup (b.1968) is an artist and photographer based in the North of England. Her photographic research and collections-based investigations…

Lubaina Himid

Turner Prize nominee Lubaina Himid was born in Zanzibar, Tanzania in 1954. She studied theatre design at Wimbledon College of…

Marinella Senatore

Marinella Senatore was born in Italy in 1977. Her artistic practice merges forms of protest and theatre, music and film….

Mark Hearld

Mark Hearld takes his inspiration from the flora and fauna of the British Isles , folk art and from mid…

Maxwell Doig

Originating from Huddersfield, Maxwell Doig trained at the Slade and studied anatomy at University College London before developing his distinct…

Pippa Hale

Pippa Hale is a professional artist based in Leeds. She is particularly interested in social history and geography and her…

Rosalind Nashashibi

Turner Prize nominee Rosalind Nashashibi was born in Croydon in 1973. She lives and works in London. She studied at…

Serena Korda

Serena is currently Norma Lipman/BALTIC fellow in Ceramic Sculpture at Newcastle University culminating in a solo show Missing Time at…

Sheila Bownas (1925 – 2007)

Sheila Bownas was born in 1925, growing up in the small Yorkshire Dales village of Linton, near Skipton. Displaying a…

Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. He has published over a…

Susan Aldworth

Susan Aldworth is an artist interested in questions of human identity. She is an experimental printmaker and filmmaker referencing philosophy,…

Tony Cragg

Tony Cragg was born in Liverpool, UK in 1949 and has lived and worked in Wuppertal, Germany since 1977. He…

Yan Wang Preston

Yan Wang Preston (Born Henan Province, China, 1976) originally trained as a doctor in Shanghai before moving to the UK…