Hurvin Anderson


Born in Birmingham, England, 1965

Lives and works in Cambridge and London, England



MA Royal College of Art, London, England, 1998              

BA Hons Wimbledon School of Art, London, England, 1994

Birmingham Polytechnic, Birmingham, England, 1991   



Solo Exhibitions



Hurvin Anderson: Reverb, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Hurvin Anderson: Anywhere but Nowhere, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago IL



They Have a Mind of Their Own,  Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan



Foreign Body, Michael Werner Gallery, New York NY

Hurvin Anderson: Dub Versions, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, England

Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada 



Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis MI



Hurvin Anderson: New Works, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Hurvin Anderson: reporting back, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England



Hurvin Anderson: Subtitles, Michael Werner Gallery, New York NY



Peter’s Series 2007-09, Studio Museum, Harlem, New York NY

Art Now: Hurvin Anderson, Tate Modern, London, England



Hurvin Anderson, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Hurvin Anderson, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco CA



A View on the River Cobre, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, England



New Paintings, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England



The Lime, David Risley Gallery, London, England

Hurvin Anderson, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England 



Group Exhibitions



In Our Time: Selections from the Singer Collection, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale AZ

Kingston Biennial, Kingston, Jamaica

Radical Landscapes, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England [travelling to Mead Gallery, Coventry, England]

Unnatural Nature: Post-Pop Landscapes, Aquavella, Palm Beach FL and New York NY

Christen Sveaas Art Foundation: The Travel Bureau, selected by Paulina Olowska, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England 

Ghosts of Empires, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong



Life Between Islands, Caribbean - British Art, 50s to Now, Tate Britain, London, England

The Show Windows: Reflections, Coventry City Arcade, Coventry, England

Mixing It Up: Painting Today, Hayward Gallery, London, England

Fragments of Epic Memory, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada 

British Art Show 9, Hayward Gallery, London, England [travelling to Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland; Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, England; University of Wolverhampton School of Art, Wolverhampton, England; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, England; Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester, England; HOME, Manchester, England; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, England; The Whitworth, Manchester, England; KARST, Plymouth, England; The Levinsky Gallery, Plymouth, England; The Box, Plymouth, England; Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, England]



Relations: La Diaspora et la peinture, Fontation Phi pour l’art contemporain, Montréal, Canada [travelling to: Esker Foundation, Calgary, Canada]

Graphic Pull: Contemporary Prints from the Collection, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham NC

Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL


Manifesto: Art x Agency, The Hirshorn Museum, Washington D.C.

Get Up, Stand Up Now, Somerset House, London, England

GENERATIONS: Connecting Across Time and Place, Somerset House, London, UK
Stains on a Decade, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, England


Á Cris Ouverts, Les Ateliers de Rennes – Contemporary Art Biennale, Rennes, France

Vile Bodies, Michael Warner Gallery, London, England



Turner Prize 2017, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, England

Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London, England



Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, England
Making & UnmakingAn exhibition curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London, England



Poetics of Relation, Pérez Art Museum, Miami FL



4 Painters, 10 Works, Josh Lilley, London, England



Four Corners Of The World, HITE Collection, Seoul, Korea

Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL



Flowers for Summer, Michael Werner Gallery, New York NY 

Sometimes I Wish I Could Just Disappear, David Risley Gallery, Denmark



Art of Ideas Presents: The Witching Hour, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England 

Living Across: Spaces of Migration, Xhibit, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria

Self-Consciousness, Veneklasen / Werner, Berlin, Germany

Newspeak, Saatchi Gallery, London, England

Dull as I am, I Hope to Live by These Lines, Simon Preston Gallery, New York NY



Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, curated by Jens Hoffmann

Hurvin Anderson/Henriette Grahnert, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick, England



Crivelli’s Nail, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, England

Archipeinture, artists build architecture, Le Plateau, Fonds regional d’art contemporain d’Ile-de-France, Paris; travelled to: Camden Arts Centre, London, England



When In Rome III, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, England

Back to Paint, C & M Arts, New York NY

EastInternational, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, England



Cockafuckingdoodledo, Jeffery Charles Gallery, London, England



Telling Times, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, England



Pictures of Pictures, Arnolfini, Bristol/Norwich Gallery, Norwich, England

Forest, The Bull and Last, London, England



Inheritance, Ikon Touring, Birmingham, England





Christen Sveaas Art Foundation: The Unseen, selected by Hurvin Anderson, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England





Forthcoming: Hospital Rooms and South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, Springfield University Hospital, London, England



Public Collections


The Zabludowicz Trust, London, England

University of Warwick Art Collection, Coventry, England

British Council, London, England

Government Art Collection, London, England

Tate Modern, London, England

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Sunderland, England

Kistefos Foundation, Norway

Museum of MoDern Art, New York N.Y

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.

Nasher Museum of Art, Durham NC

Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, St. Louis MO






Cheltenham Fine Art Research Fellow (Painting), Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education



Awards and Scholarships



Residency at Headlands Centre for the Arts, Sausalito, CA



Residency at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, England



Caribbean Contemporary Arts Residency Programme, Trinidad


Cheltenham Fine Art Research Fellow in Painting, Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education, England



Alkazzi Travel Award, New York NY



John Crane, New York NY



William Booker Travel Scholarship, Philadelphia PA



Photo: Sebastian Nevols
Photo: Sebastian Nevols