Alumnus Thomas Houseago represented in major new retrospective

15 February 2019

A new retrospective exhibition at The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris will present the work of Leeds Arts University alumnus Thomas Houseago.

Sculptor and painter Thomas Houseago was born in Leeds in 1972 and studied the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design from 1990-91.

Image: Thomas Houseago Serpent, 2008 Tuf-Cal, hemp, metal bar, Oilbar, pencil, wood 244 x 155 x 120 cm Baron Guillaume Kervyn de Volkaersbeke Collection © Thomas Houseago Photo : Fredrik Nilsen Studio © ADAGP, Paris, 2018

Thomas Houseago: Almost Human follows the ongoing evolution of Houseago's work from the 1990s to the present. The exhibition will include Striding Figure II (Ghost), a monumental work in bronze installed on the museum’s esplanade. The exhibition begins with the dynamic, anthropomorphic sculptures that compose Houseago’s early output and reflect the teeming atmosphere of his studios of that time.

For the most part chronological, the presentation is arranged into four rooms that represent the artist's geographical phases and his intimate relationship with his materials.

Thomas Houseago has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 2003 and his work is represented in numerous museum and private collections.

Thomas Houseago: Almost Human runs from 15 March – 14 July 2019 at The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris