|Born||Leeds, United Kingdom|
|Known for||sculpture, painting|
Thomas Houseago is a British contemporary artist. He lives in Los Angeles, California, and also has American citizenship. Much of his work has been figurative sculpture, often on a large scale, in plaster, bronze or aluminium; his large plaster Baby was included in the Whitney Biennial in 2010. He has also made architectural installations.
Houseago grew up in Leeds in West Yorkshire, where his mother was a teacher. He did his foundation year at Jacob Kramer College in Leeds, and in 1991 went to Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He then studied at De Ateliers in Amsterdam, where he came into contact with figurative artists such as Marlene Dumas, Thomas Schütte and Luc Tuymans. With his wife Amy Bessone, he lived for eight years in Brussels; he moved to Los Angeles in 2003. Donald and Mera Rubell, art collectors from Miami, bought several of his works in 2006. His large plaster Baby was included in the Whitney Biennial in 2010, and in 2011 L'Homme Pressé, a tall bronze figure of a walking man, was installed in front of Palazzo Grassi on the Grand Canal in Venice during the Biennale.
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- Jori Finkel (June 2, 2011). Notes from the Venice Biennale: Thomas Houseago's can't-be-missed sculpture at Palazzo Grassi. Los Angeles Times.
- John Batten (July 9, 2016). Gagosian Hong Kong shows first paintings of much collected sculptor Thomas Houseago. Hong Kong: Post Magazine.