Thomas Houseago

Born 1972, Leeds; Lives in Los Angeles.


1996 De Ateliers
1994 St. Martin's School of Art
1991 Jacob Kramer Foundation College

Current & Forthcoming

2024 ‘Bruts’, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Moon’, BLUM, Tokyo

Solo Exhibitions

2023 ‘One Beautiful Day’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
  ‘Abundance’, Gagosian, Hong Kong
  ‘LOVERS’, TANK Shanghai, Shanghai
2022 ‘WE’, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland (With Nick Cave and Brad Pitt)
  ‘Sculptures for Lovers’, Centre Pompidou Metz
  ‘Vision Paintings’, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
2021 ‘Houseago | Rodin’, Gagosian, Davies Street, London
  ‘Vision Paintings’, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
2020 ‘Recovery Works’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2019 ‘Almost Human’, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
2018 ‘Constructions’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2017 ‘The Ridge’, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles
2016 ‘Psychedelic Brothers - Drawn Paintings’, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong
2015 ‘Before the Room’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
  ‘Lovers’, Le Consortium, Dijon
  ‘The Medusa and Other Heads’, Gagosian Gallery Park & 75, New York
  ‘Masks (Pentagon)’, Rockefeller Center, New York
2014 ‘MOUN ROOM’, Hauser and Wirth, New York
  Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag
2013 ‘My Genghis Khan Suit/ Like A Circle Around the Sun’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
  Hauser and Wirth, London (Outdoor Sculpture. In collaboration with St. James's Church, Picadilly)
  ‘Rome Figures’, Gagosian Gallery, Rome
  ‘Striding Figure / Standing Figure’, Galleria Borghese, Rome
  ‘As I Went Out One Morning’, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville
2012 ‘I'll be your sister’, Hauser and Wirth, London (Savile Row, North Gallery)
  ‘Special Brew’, Hauser and Wirth, London (Savile Row, South Gallery)
  ‘The mess I'm looking for’, Hauser and Wirth, Zurich (Lowenbrau)
  ‘Thomas Houseago: Where the Wild Things Are’, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
  ‘Lying Figure’, The High Line, New York
  ‘Outdoor Scupture’, Hauser and Wirth, London
2011 ‘What Went Down’, Centre International D'Art & Du Paysage, Ile de Vassivière
  ‘The Beat of the Show’, Inverleith House, Edinburgh (Outdoor Sculpture)
  ‘What Went Down’, Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach
  ‘All Together Now’, L & M Arts, New York
2010 ‘What Went Down’, Modern Art, Oxford
  ‘Amy Bessone and Thomas Houseago’, Rennie Collection, Vancouver (two person show)
  ‘The Moon and The Stars and The Sun’, Michael Werner Gallery, New York
2009 ‘Two Face’, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX (with Aaron Curry)
  ‘There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in’, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
  ‘Thomas Houseago: Ode’, Galleria Zero, Milan
  ‘TwoFaceTwo’, Veneklasen Werner Gallery, Berlin (with Aaron Curry)
2008 ‘Serpent’, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘When Earth Fucks With Space’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
  ‘Bastards’, Herald St, London
2007 ‘A Million Miles Away’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
2004 ‘Art Brussels’, Brussels (with Xavier Hufkens)
2003 ‘I Am Here, Selected Sculptures 1995-2003’, S.M.A.K., Ghent
2002 ‘Amy Bessone & Thomas Houseago’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2000 ‘Something to Be’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
1996 ‘Mum's tattoo’, Si en La, Antwerp (with Matthew Monahan)
  Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Group Exhibitions

2023 ‘The Echo of Picasso’, Almine Rech, New York
  ‘Summer Journey’, Nantes, France
  ‘Chaos’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘A Leisurely Stroll’, Long Museum, Shanghai
  ‘Public Matters’, Belvedere, Vienna
2021 ‘Aesthetics’, TANK Shanghai, Shanghai
2020 ‘Untitled 2020. Three Perspectives on the Art of the Present’, Punta della Dogana, Venice (Co-curated with Thomas Houseago)
  ‘Blanc Sur Blanc’, Gagosian Gallery, Paris
  ‘A Possible Horizon’, de la Cruz Collection, Miami
2019 ‘Our Selfie’, MO Museum, Vilnius
  ‘The Aerodrome — An exhibition dedicated to the memory of Michael Stanley’, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
  ‘Summer Exhibition 2019’, Royal Academy of Arts, London
  ‘A Cool Breeze’, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague
  ‘"So British !”, 10 Masterpieces of the Pinault Collection’, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen
2018 ‘Debout! Une exposition de la collection Pinault à Rennes’, Couvent des Jacobins, Rennes
  ‘Polyphon’, Langen Foundation, Neuss
2017 ‘LA Invitational’, Gagosian Gallery, New York
  ‘Versus Rodin: Bodies across Space and Time’, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
2016 ‘I still believe in miracles’, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
  ‘Shaping Ideas: Sculptures’, Lewben Art Foundation, Vilnius, Lithuania
  ‘Human Figure’, Charles Riva Collection, Brussels
  ‘Prototypology’, Gagosian Gallery, Rome
2015 ‘Picasso Mania’, Grand Palais, Paris
  ‘CAPPER — HIORNS — HOUSEAGO — ROTHSCHILD — SKAER’, Jesus College, Cambridge
2014 ‘Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo’, MCA, Chicago
  ‘Broken Gods, Broken Heroes’, SLEWE Gallery, Amsterdam
2013 ‘Le Pont’, Marseilles Contemporary Art Museum, Marseilles
  ‘Beg Borrow and Steal’, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs
  ‘L'Art à l'endroit: Un parcours d’art contemporain à Aix-en-Provence’, Aix-en-Provence, France
2012 Carlson Gallery, London
  ‘A House of Leaves - First Movement’, David Roberts Art Foundation, London
2011 Frieze Art Fair Sculpture Park, London
  Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse (Musée les Jacobins, Curated by Anne Pontégnie)
2010 ‘The Artist's Museum’, Moca, Los Angeles
  ‘More Pricks Than Kicks’, David Robert Arts Foundation Fitzrovia, London
  ‘Statuesque’, City Hall Park, New York
  ‘Permanent trouble kunst aus de Sammlung Kopp München’, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg
  Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art
  ‘The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place’, Zabludowicz Collection, London
2009 ‘Beg Borrow and Steal’, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
  ‘California Maximalism’, Nyehaus, New York
  ‘Thomas Houseago, Dieter Roth and André Thomkins’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow (With Dieter Roth and Andrè Thomkins)
  ‘Construct and Dissolve : Works on paper by artists from Los Angeles’, Galerie Sabine Knust, Maximilian Verlag
  ‘All that is solid melts into air’, MuHKA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
  ‘The Craft of Collecting’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  ‘I giovani che visitano le nostre rovine non vi vedono che uno stile’, Gallerie Civica d'Arte Contemporanea di Siracusa, Syracuse
2008 ‘Academia Qui es-tu?’, Chapelle de l'Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris
2007 ‘Sculptors' Drawings: ideas, studies, sketches, proposals and more’, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica
  ‘Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring’, Camden Arts Centre, London
  ‘Kabul 3000 (Love among the cabbages)’, Galleria Zero, Milan
  ‘Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner’, Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin
  ‘Personal Belongings - Contemporary Sculpture from Los Angeles’, Sabine Knust Galerie Maximilian Verlag, Munich
  ‘Sonsbeek 2008: Grandeur’, Arnhem
2006 ‘Transformers’, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada
  ‘Red Eye: Los Angeles Artists from the Rubell Family Collection’, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
  ‘Making and Finding’, The Foundation To-Life, Mount Kisco
  ‘The Glass Bead Game’, Vilma Gold Project Space, Berlin
2005 ‘Both Ends Burning’, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Six Outdoor Projects’, L.I.U., Brooklyn
2003 Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
  ‘Passie in Beeld, ruimtelijk werk uit de collectie van de Nederlandsche Bank’, Maliebeeld, Den Haag
2002 ‘Stedelijk Museum in De Nieuwe Kerk, Beelden/Sculpture 1947-2002’, Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam (curated by Rudi Fuchs)
2001 ‘Rondom Jheronimous Bosch’, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
1999 ‘Werk boven de bank’, Archipel, Apeldoorn
  ‘Glad IJs’, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1998 ‘Morning Glory’, De Ateliers, Amsterdam
  ‘Acquisitions 1997’, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam
  ‘Summer Show’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
1997 ‘New Acquisitions’, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


2019 ‘The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden expansion’



2022 Ryan Waddoups: ‘Thomas Houseago, Nick Cave, and Brad Pitt Are Quite the Odd Throuple’, Surface mag, 14/10/2022
2019 Pes, Javier: ‘‘Sculpture Is Dying, If Not Dead’: Artist Thomas Houseago on the Struggle to Make Big, Edgy, Public Art’, artnet news, 18/06/2019
2014 Loos, Ted: ‘Leaving the Monsters Behind; Thomas Houseago’s Long Road to ‘Moun Room’, T Magazine, 06/11/2014
2013 A Tribute to Dieter Roth: 7 Artists Respond to the Master‘s Work, Modern Painters, Vol. XXV 01/2013
2012 Interview Cornelius Tittel: ‘Coming Into Form’, 032c, Issue 23 12/2012
  Goldwyn, Mara: ‘Heads Up’, Sleek, 12/2012
  Berardini, Andrew: ‘Thomas Houseago’, Art Review, 09/2012
  Griffin, Jonathon: ‘Sacred Monsters’, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, 18/08/2012
  Tittel, Cornelius: ‘Wer ist dieser Mann?’, Welt Kultur, 15/01/2012
2011 Today‘s Events: Artist in Conversation, Oxford Mail, 18/02/2011
  Interpretation (dancers inspired by ‘What Went Down’ by British artist Thomas Houseago), Oxford Times, 03/02/2011
  ‘Dance Performance Is a Work of Art’, Oxford Mail, 02/02/2011
  ‘February Highlights ( Features - Thomas Houseago: Contemporary Sculpture at the Ashmolean)’, Cotswold Life, 02/2011
  Campbell-Johnston, Rachel: Critic‘s Choice - Thomas Houseago: What Went Down, listed number 3, The Times, 29/01/2011
  Williamson, Howard: Natasha‘s arty efforts are family affair..., Yorkshire Evening Post, 24/01/2011
  Reader‘s tips: modern art galleries, The Guardian Online, 17/01/2011
  ‘Pick of the Week: Thomas Houseago exhibition at Modern Art Oxford & Ashmolean’, Oxford Times, 06/01/2011
  Sherwin, Skye: ‘Artist of the Week 120: Thomas Houseago’, The Guardian Online, 05/01/2011
  ‘Pick of the Week: Thomas Houseago exhibition’, Witney Gazette, 05/01/2011
  Finkel, Jori: Sculptor Thomas Houseago‘s shape-shifting world, Los Angeles Times, 02/01/2011
  Finkel, Jori: ‘The larger-than-life sculptures and stranger-than-fiction journey of Thomas Houseago’, Los Angeles Times, 02/01/2011
  ‘Events Diary for January: Thomas Houseago exhibition at Modern Art Oxford and the Ashmolean’, Oxfordshire Limited Edition, 01/2011
  K W T.: ‘Artist to watch’, The Art Economist, Issue 4 2011
2010 Levy, Paul: Energy pulses through Houseago‘s sculpture, Wall Street Journal Europe, 31/12/2010
  Peacocke, Helen: ‘Disarming Images’, Oxford Times, 23/12/2010
  ‘Thomas Houseago - Oxford’, Times Higher Education, 23/12/2010
  Walls, Lindsey: ‘Thomas Houseago, What Went Down’, Goss-Micheal Foundation online, 21/12/2010
  James, Annabel: ‘Giant-Baby and The End of Love’, Cherwell online, 20/12/2010
  ‘Modern Art Oxford Presents a Solo Exhibition of New and Recent Sculptures by British Artist Thomas Houseago’,, 20/12/2010
  Left A Bit! (the installation of one of Thomas Houseago‘s sculptures outside the Ashmolean), Oxford Times, 19/12/2010
  Doolan, Lita: ‘Thomas Houseago: What Went Down - review’, Daily Info Oxford online, 17/12/2010
  ‘Thomas Houseago: What Went Down’, Artrabbit online, 13/12/2010
  ‘Cultural Institutions Get Together For Show’, Oxford Mail, 07/12/2010
  ‘Modern art Oxford - Thomas Houseago: What Went Down’, e-flux, 07/12/2010
  ‘Art must-sees: December’, Culture 24, 12/2010
  Pes, Javier: ‘Oxford double first’, Art Newspaper, 12/2010
  Fox, Dan: ‘Believe it or Not: Religion versus spirituality in contemporary art’, Frieze, Issue 135 11/2010
  Rosenfield Lafo, Rachel: ‘Figuratively Speaking: A Conversation with Thomas Houseago’, Sculpture online, 11/2010
  Rosenfield Lafo, Rachel: ‘Figuratively Speaking: A Conversation with Thomas Houseago’, Sculpture online, 11/2010
  Orlik, Edward: ‘More Pricks Than Kicks’, Tank, 11/2010
  Geldard, Rebecca: Rebecca Geldard‘s Top Shows In London: Nov/ Dec 2010 - More Pricks Than Kicks, Saatchi Online Magazine, 02/10/2010
  Trembley, Nicolas: D‘art, d‘art, Vogue Paris, 09/2010
  ‘Conversation’, Flash Art, 03/2010
  ‘AB-BE-CE-DA-RIO’, Mousse Magazine, 2010
2009 West, Kevin: ‘Thomas Houseago & Aaron Curry’, WMagazine, 11/2009
  Cairns, Steven: ‘Review: Thomas Houseago, Dieter Roth, and Andrè Thomkins’, Artforum, 06/10/2009
  Garner, James: ‘Art Review: Thomas Houseago, Dieter Roth and Andrè Thomkins’, Metro, 04/06/2009
  Holte, Michael Ned: ‘Back To the Monumental: On The Sculpture Of Thomas Houseago’, Kaleidoscope, 03/2009
  Foss, Paul: ‘Review: Thomas Houseago’, Art in America online, 03/2009
  Foss, Paul: ‘Thomas Houseago’, Art in America, 03/2009
  Wagely, Catherine: ‘Bringing the Monument back to Life’,, 29/01/2009
  Casadio, Mariuccia: ‘3D Futurity’, Vogue Italia, 01/2009
  Campagnola, Sonia: ‘Thomas Houseago’, Flash Art, 01/2009
2008 Kennedy, Alexander: ‘Immaterial world’, The List, Issue 592 13/12/2008
  Rhymes, Darren: ‘Thomas Houseago’, Map, Issue 13 2008
2007 Bartels, Daghild: ‘Ein Fulltimejob fur die kunst’, Handelsblatt, 02/03/2007
  Sherwin, Skye: ‘Future Greats: Thomas Houseago’, Art Review, 03/2007
  Bartels, Daghild: ‘Jeder Penny fur die Kunst’, Parnass, 01/2007
2006 Wright, Karen: ‘Why Not Open Turner Prize?’,, 28/12/2006
  Peterson, Kristen: ‘Good Shows’, Las Vegas Sun, 08/12/2006
  Mason, Christopher: It‘s what‘s on the inside that counts: New acquisitions in some familiar territory, Art Basel Miami Beach 2006, 30/11/2006
  Rochette, Anne, Wade Saunders: ‘Place Matters: Los Angeles Sculpture Today’, Art in America, 11/2006
  Segade, Alex: ‘Nothing Up The Sleeve’, Art US, 10/2006
2002 ‘Hot Tickets, Exhibitions: Amy Bessone, Thomas Houseago’, The Bulletin, 19/09/2002
2001 ‘2001 a public space odyssey, Nieuwe Kunst in Amsterdam’, Arti et Amicitiae, 2001
2000 Smallenburg, Sandra: ‘Thomas Houseago’, NRC, 10/11/2000
  van den Boogerd, Dominic: ‘De Frankenstein factor’, HP/De Tijd, 03/11/2000
  Keijer, Kees: ‘Onvoltooid voorkomen’, Het Parool, 03/11/2000
  Veugen, Christine: ‘De energie van gips en klei’, Kunstbeeld, Number 14 11/2000
  Pontzen, Rutiger: ‘De vuile handen van Thomas Houseago’, Vrij Nederland, 28/10/2000
1999 Pontzen, Rutger: ‘Glad IJs: viezige keuzen van Fuchs’, Vrij Nederland, 09/10/1999
1998 Lambrecht, Luk: ‘Dissonante Schoonheid’, De Morgen, 07/08/1998
1996 Suto, Wilma: ‘De aap die naar een stropdas verlangt’, de Volkskrant, 04/10/1996
  ‘Rudi Fuchs speaks with English sculptor Thomas Houseago’, Radio 5 (The Netherlands), 27/09/1996

Exhibition Reviews

2012 Sharp, Rob: ‘London: Thomas Houseago‘, Modern Painters, 10 12/2012
  Sharp, Rob: ‘Reviews’, Modern Painters, 12/2012
  Sherwin, Skye: ‘Thomas Houseago’, The Guardian Guide, 18/08/2012
  ‘Reviews’, Modern Painters, 04/2012
2011 Wullschlager, Jackie: ‘Edinburgh untamed‘, Financial Times, 05/08/2011
  Jones, Jonathon: ‘Martin Creed‘s stairway to heaven‘, The Guardian, 08/2011
  Cooper, Neil: ‘Thomas Houseago: The Beat of the Show‘, The List, 14/06/2011
  Katsof, Alhena: ‘Thomas Houseago‘, Kaleidoscope, Issue 11 06/2011
  Unwin-Jones, Sarah: ‘Thomas Housego and John Hope (Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh)’, The Herald, 30/05/2011
  Heighton, Luke: ‘Thomas Houseago: What Went Down’, Art Review, Issue 48 03/2011
  Carpenter, Aaron: ‘The Head, The Body, The Limbs’, ArtSlant, 01/2011
  Paraskos, Michael: ‘The History Boy’, Epoch Times, 01/2011
2010 Gray, Margaret: ‘More Pricks Than Kicks‘, this is tomorrow, 09/11/2010
  Moss, Jennifer: ‘Dynamic duo mixes classic and modern‘, Vancouver Sun, 11/2010
  Guy Nichols, Matthew: ‘Exhibition Review: Thomas Houseago’, Art in America, 11/09/2010
  Johnson, Ken: ‘Pondering Sculpture Under the Trees‘, New York Times, 08/2010
  Kerr, Merrily: ‘Thomas Houseago ‘The Moon and the Stars and the Sun‘, Time Out NY, 17/05/2010
  Gockel, Cornelia: ‘Permanent Trouble, Aktuelle Kunst aus der Sammlung Kopp München’, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, 03/2010


2023 Vision Paintings, Editions Dilecta, Paris
2019 Almost Human, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
2013 Hauser & Wirth: 20 years, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
  Sculpture Now, Thames & Hudson, London
2012 Thomas Houseago, Walter König, Cologne
2011 All Together Now, L&M Arts
  American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
  Amy Bessone / Thomas Houseago, Rennie Collection, Vancouver
  Statuesque, Public Art Fund, New York
  The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London
2010 Aaron Curry & Thomas Houseago: Two Face, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa
  Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
  The Moon and the Stars and the Sun, Michael Werner Galerie, New York
  Vitamin 3-D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation, Phaidon Press, London/New York
2008 Art Now 3, Taschen, Cologne
  When Earth Fucks With Space, Gallery Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2007 L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Red Eye, Los Angeles
2005 Both Ends Burning, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
2004 Outstanding, Gemeente Haarlemmermeer, Haarlemmermeer

Exhibition Publications

2011 What went down, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
2010 More Pricks Than Kicks, The David Roberts Art Foundation, London
  Permanent trouble kunst aus de Sammlung Kopp München, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg
  The Library of Babel - In and Out of Place, Zabudowicz Collection, London
2009 There is a crack in everything - That's how the light gets in, CFA, Berlin
2002 Stedelijk Museum in 2001, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
  Stedelijk Museum in De Nieuwe Kerk, Beelden/Sculpture 1947-2002, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam