Hurvin Anderson RA (b. 1965)

Hurvin Anderson was born in Birmingham in 1965. He lives and works in Cambridgeshire. He received a BA from Wimbledon School of Art, London in 1994 and an MA from the Royal College of Art, London in 1998.

Anderson’s paintings explore spaces occupied by Caribbean immigrants, such as public parks, gardens, barbershops and domestic interiors, which function as sites for both social gathering and economic enterprise. These settings represent the artist’s personal and cultural memories of functional spaces and shared experiences of the Caribbean.

Selected solo exhibitions of Anderson’s work include: Kistefos Museum, Norway (2024); Hastings Contemporary, Hastings (2023); The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire (2023); Thomas Dane Gallery, London (2021); The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago IL (2020), Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo (2019); New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2016); Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis MI (2015); Thomas Dane Gallery, London, (2013); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2013); Peter’s Series 2007–09, Studio Museum, Harlem, New York NY (2009); Art Now: Hurvin Anderson, Tate Britain, London (2009).

Recent group shows include: Life Between Islands, Caribbean – British Art, 50s to Now, Tate Britain, London (2021); Mixing It Up: Painting Today, Hayward Gallery, London, (2021); British Art Show 9, Hayward Gallery, London; Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen (2021); Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester; The Box, Plymouth (2022).

Hurvin Anderson was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2017.

Anderson’s work is held in public collections including British Council, London, Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, St. Louis; Government Art Collection, London; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; Kistefos Foundation, Norway; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Nasher Museum of Art, Durham; Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Sunderland; Tate, University of Warwick Art Collection, Coventry.

Hurvin Anderson was published by Rizzoli in 2022.


Royal Academician


Born: 1965 in Birmingham

Nationality: British

Elected RA: 28 March 2023

Gender: Male