CV & Links  
Artwork by year :- Artwork by theme :-
2019 Architecture
2018 Boats
2017 Cardboard
2016 Coats of Arms
2015 Finance & Trade
2014 Public Artwork
2013 Royalty
2012 Soldiers
2011 Treasury
2010 About Statues
2000 - 2004  

Locke was born in Edinburgh, UK, in 1959; lived from 1966 to 1980 in Georgetown, Guyana; and is currently based in London.  He obtained a B.A. Fine Art in Falmouth (1988) and an M.A. Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London (1994). In 2000 he won both a Paul Hamlyn Award and an East International Award.

His work is represented in many collections including those of the The Government Art Collection, The Pérez Art Museum Miami, The Tate Gallery, The Arts Council of England, The National Trust, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, 21c, The New Art Gallery Walsall, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Imperial War Museum, The British Museum and The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.

Online Resources

Links to films about individual artworks are to be found on their specific pages
Click here to see Locke talk about his practice and influences, film by DACS/Artimage 2013 (15.38)
Click here to hear Locke talk about Charles Stanhope 3rd Earl of Harrington by Joshua Reynolds, Yale Centre of British Art, 2014 (20.09)
Click here to see Locke in conversation with Kobena Mercer, University of Miami, 2012 (1.27.25)
Click here to see Locke in conversation with Marcus Verhagen, Tate Britain, 2009 (1.18.17)
Click here to visit Hew Locke entry on Wikipedia
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Stranger in Paradise

Texts by Jens Hoffman, Indra Khanna and Kobena Mercer.  Published 2011 by Black Dog Publications in association with the Arts University College at Bournemouth and ArtSway.  ISBN 978-190731 7385

Hew Locke - How do you want me?

Text by the artist. Published 2009 by Editions Janninck.  Limited Edition of 285 numbered copies includes an individual work of art by Hew Locke ISBN 978-2-916067-40-7. Unlimited edition, without work of art, ISBN 978-2-916067-41-4

Hew Locke

With texts by Kris Kuramitsu and a conversation between the artist and Prof. Sarat Maharaj. Published 2005 by The New Art Gallery, Walsall.  ISBN 0 946652 77 5

Public Art

2015 The Jurors, Runnymede
2013 Selene, The Nadler Soho hotel, London
2010 Ruined, Brunswick Cemetery Gardens, Bristol

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Presentations

2018 Patriots, P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York
2016 The Wine Dark Sea, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York
2015 The Tourists, HMS Belfast, London
2014 Beyond the Sea Wall, Hales Gallery, London
2014 Give and Take, performance in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London. Part of Up Hill Down Hall
2011 For Those in Peril on the Sea, St. Mary & St. Eanswythe church, Folkestone Triennial
2010-12 The Nameless, Hales Gallery, London & KAdE Kunsthal in Amersfoort, The Netherlands
2008 The Kingdom of the Blind, Rivington Place, London
2008 How Do You Want Me? Hales Gallery, London
2006 Restoration, St Thomas the Martyr's Church, Bristol
2005 Hew Locke, The New Art Gallery, Walsall
2005 Natives and Colonials, Hales Gallery, London
2004 King Creole, installation on facade of Tate Britain & at BBC New Media Village, London
2004 House of Cards Luckman Gallery, California State Uni & Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, USA
2002 The Cardboard Palace, Chisenhale Gallery, London
2000 Hemmed In Two, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016-17 Artist and Empire, Tate Britain, touring to National Gallery Singapore
2016 XIII Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador
2016 Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, China
2014-15 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Fort Kochi, Kerala, India
2014-15 Prospect.3: Notes for Now, Biennial, New Orleans
2013 The Shadows Took Shape, Studio Museum Harlem, New York
2013 Glasstress, White Light/White Heat, collatoral event of the Venice Biennale, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice, touring to The Wallace Collection, London
2010-11 Global Caribbean, Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami, USA; MIAM, Sète, France & Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico
2010 Sikandar shortlisted maquette for the Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London
2010 Adaptation, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
2010 Holy Toy, Sølvberget Galleri , Stavanger, Norway
2009 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece
2009 2nd San Juan Triennial, Puerto Rico
2008 Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, Museum of Arts and Design, New York
2008 Guangzhou Triennial, China
2007-08 Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art, Brooklyn Museum, USA
2007 Encuentro Entre dos Mares- Bienal São Paulo, Valencia Biennale, Spain
2007 Drawing on Sculpture: Graphic Interventions on the Photographic Surface, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.
2006-07 Alien Nation, ICA, London; City Art Gallery, Manchester & Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, Norwich
2005-06 Et Maintenant? - What Now?, Crac Alsace, Altkirch, France
2005-06 British Art Show 6, BALTIC Gateshead; Manchester City Art Gallery; Nottingham Castle Museum & Bristol
2005 Barrocos y Neobarrocos, Salamance, Spain
2004-05 Hew Locke and Diana Cooper, The Drawing Room, London; Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff & The City Gallery, Leicester

Selected Press

2018 Brooklyn Rail, Patriots review
2018 Artnet, Patriots preview
2017 The Art Newspaper, October issue - opinion piece responding to memorials of slave owners.
2014 ARTnews, April issue - feature and interview
2012 Beautiful/Decay, book 8 - feature and interview
  ARC (Art Recognition Culture) magazine , issue 5 - feature Momento Mori
2011 Small Axe, March issue - cover and lead essay Hew Locke's Postcolonial Baroque
The Guardian Online - video and review of For Those in Peril on the Sea
2010 Art  Forum, December issue - review of The Nameless
Don't Panic - profile and discussion of The Nameless and Sikandar
Kunstforum, February issue - cover and interview
2008 Art World, April/May issue - How Do You Want Me? feature
Source, summer issue 55 - How Do You Want Me? feature and interview
  The Evening Standard - Kingdom of the Blind review
2007 New York Times Style Magazine, spring issue – interior cover design commission
Art News, October issue - profile
2006 Sculpture Journal, volume 15.2 - Natives and Colonials feature and interview
2005 Art Papers, March/April issue - House of Cards review
Contemporary, issue 73 - profile
2004 Los Angeles Times p E19, 11/6/04, House of Cards review
Art Forum On-line Critic's Choice - House of Cards review
2002 Art Forum On-line Critic’s Picks - The Cardboard Palace review
Art Monthly, June issue - The Cardboard Palace review
contemporary, June July August issue - The Cardboard Palace review
Frieze, issue 70 - The Cardboard Palace review



All images © Hew Locke & DACS unless otherwise indicated