LONDON-based sculptor Thomas J Price is having his inaugural exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset in the autumn, but before that he will be artist-in-residence at the gallery this summer.
Price has rapidly become one of the most important British contemporary sculptors of his generation, subverting stereotypical representations of figures we value in society and traditional power structures.
After studying at Chelsea College of Art, he completed his MA at the Royal College of Art in 2006 and began further interrogating the language of monumentalism to question the status inherent in public sculptures. Much of his work engages ideas of representation and perception, challenging existing historical narratives and reappropriating power.
Earlier this year, Price and fellow artist, Veronica Ryan were commissioned by Hackney Council to create the first permanent public sculptures to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush generation and their descendants in the UK.
Ryan’s artworks will be launched this October on the Narrow Way Square, London, whilst preparation and research for Price’s commission are underway with the work due to be unveiled on Windrush Day 2022 (22nd June) at Hackney Town Hall. In addition, Price has also been shortlisted for the national Windrush monument commission at London Waterloo station, organised by UP Projects and the Windrush Commemoration Committee.
Price has held solo exhibitions at many galleries and institutions including The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada, the National Portrait Gallery, London, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal College of Art, Harewood House and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset will present its first solo exhibition of Thomas J Price’s work from 2nd October 2021 – 3rd January 2022.