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Nick Hornby, born in 1980, is a British artist living and working in London, England. He is known for his monumental site-specific works, that combine digital software with traditional materials such as bronze, steel, granite and marble. His work is the physical meeting of historical critique, semiotics and digital technology; behind hand-crafted sculptures of marble, resin or bronze are computer-generated models, expanding shapes, silhouettes and shadows. Hornby studied at Slade School of Art and Chelsea College of Art where he was awarded the UAL Sculpture Prize. In the UK, he has exhibited at Tate Britain, The Southbank Centre, Leighton House London, CASS Sculpture Foundation and the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge. And internationally at The Museum of Arts and Design New York and Poznan Bienalle, Poland. Residencies include with Outset (Israel), Eyebeam (New York), and awards include the UAL Sculpture Prize. In 2014 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Frieze, Artforum, The Art Newspaper, The FT, and featured in Architectural Digest, Cultured Magazine and Artsy among others.
Upcoming projects include a monograph published by Anomie and his first solo institutional show at MOSTYN, Wales UK, curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, opening November 2020.
"As the five-century arc of its title would suggest, Nick Hornby’s exhibition at Churner and Churner, ‘Sculpture, 1504–2013,’ made no bones about its ambition, even by means of a few, discreet works.[...]This recent body of work seems more predominantly concerned with a rigorous approach to subtractive form, and a play between corporeal figuration and geometric abstraction. The results so far have been outstanding."
– Ara H. Merjian, Frieze Magazine issue 162 April 2014
Sculptor Nick Hornby in Conversation with Composer Nico Muhly, Whitewall Magazine Fall 2017
Nick Hornby, Sculpture (1504 - 2017), Joe Hewitt, PYLOT Magazine, Jul 2017