Vicken Parsons

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Vicken Parsons, Lady Gormley
Born1957 (age 62–63)
Spouse(s)Antony Gormley

Vicken Parsons, Lady Gormley (born 1957[1]), is a British artist, mostly painting in oils, but also making sculptures. Her works are displayed in Tate Britain,[2] and are in the collections of the Arts Council and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.[1]

She attended the Slade School of Fine Art, in London.[1] She is represented by Alan Cristea Gallery, London and Ivorypress, Madrid.[3][4]


Parsons' solo exhibitions have included Galerie Christine König (Vienna), Kettle's Yard, the Alan Cristea Gallery, and Tate St Ives.[1] Her work has also been exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Tate Modern, Southampton City Art Gallery and Kunsthalle Mannheim.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Her husband is sculptor Sir Antony Gormley, O.B.E.. Vicken met Gormley while attending the Slade, and they married in 1980.[2][5] She also worked as his assistant.[2][5] Gormley said of her:[2]

For the first 15 years she was my primary assistant. She did all of the body moulding... I think there are a lot of myths that art is made by, usually, lone men... I just feel so lucky and so blessed really, that I have such a strong supporter, and lover, and fellow artist.

The couple have three children, a daughter and two sons.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Vicken Parsons: Paintings". Alan Cristea Gallery. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Antony Gormley: Being Human". Imagine. Autumn 2015. BBC. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
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  5. ^ a b Phillips, Sarah (6 February 2012). "How we made: Vicken Parsons and Antony Gormley on Bed". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Never again, says Antony Gormley's wife after they create first joint artwork". London Evening Standard. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  7. ^ Jones, Alice (8 May 2015). "Sir Antony Gormley interview: 'I don't have any choice over this: it's what I was born to do'". The Independent. Retrieved 9 January 2016.

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