Hurvin Anderson


British painter Hurvin Anderson lives and works between London and Cambridgeshire. He studied painting at the Wimbledon College of Art and received his Masters from the Royal College of Art in 1998. 


Anderson’s work shifts between abstraction and representation, featuring pared-down compositions that draw on art-historical traditions of still life, landscape, and portraiture. He often depicts barbershops, parks, beaches, and other social places as a means to explore questions about community, identity, and inclusion, especially as it relates to his Jamaican heritage and the Afro Caribbean diaspora. 


Anderson has collaborating with Durham Press since 2009, using screenprint, relief, and intaglio to produce abstracted barbershop scenes, mirrors, and portraits, among other subjects. 


Represented by Thomas Dane, London, and Michael Werner, New York, Anderson has held several solo exhibitions at each gallery. His numerous solo exhibitions at other venues include Anywhere but Nowhere, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago (2021); They have a mind of their own, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo (2019); Backdrop, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2016); and Art Now: Hurvin Anderson Tate Modern, London (2009). In addition, Anderson has also been included in several group exhibitions such as Life Between Islands, Tate Britain, London (2021); Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2020); and Á Cris Ouverts, Les Ateliers de Rennes – Contemporary Art Biennale, Rennes (2018). In 2017, he was shortlisted for the prestigious Turner Prize and was subsequently represented in the Turner Prize Exhibition, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, England (2017).


Anderson is represented by Michael Werner Gallery in New York and Thomas Dane Gallery in London. His work is in numerous collections, such as those of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Tate, London.