British artist born in London. He spent several years in India, where he developed an interest in Buddhism, before returning to London to study sculpture. 1974-75 Central School of Art, 1975-77 Goldsmith’s School of Art, 1977-79 Slade School of Fine Art, London. 1981 First one-person exhibitions, Serpentine Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery, London. 1986 Venice Biennale, Prospect ’86, Kunstverein, Frankfurt, 1987 “documenta 8”, 1989 Louisiana MoMA, Humlebaek, Denmark, 1995 Koji Ogura, Nagoya, Japan. In 1994 awarded Tate Gallery’s Turner Prize. His works include the Field series, made in collaboration with communities around the world. Most of Antony Gormley's sculptures, are made from casts of the artist's body. Working with an assistant, Gormley wraps himself in cling-film, scrim (a type of jute cloth) and wet plaster. When the plaster has hardened, he is cut out of the mould. The cast is then reassembled, reinforced and covered in lead. Far from being self-portraits, however, Gormley's sculptures represent a kind of Everyman. He also makes numerous references in his work to mythology, history and religion. By making his sculptures interact with the gallery space, Gormley implicates the viewer's own body in his work: 'The space that the work is installed in is part of the work', he has said. Lives in London.