Richard Long

Biography

Considered one of Britain’s most famous conceptual and land artists, Richard Long (Bristol, UK, 1945) is a four-time Turner Prize nominee. He won in 1989 for his work titled White Water Line. He has worked in mediums including photography, print, text, and sculpture.

Long is influenced by walks he has taken and the physical ground that he has walked on. The ways in which the landscape is changed by his presence is a theme common in Long’s work. Photography, maps, and text record his walks and experiences with the natural environment.

Long continues to live and work in Bristol, UK.

Solo exhibitions of Long’s work have taken place all over the world at institutions including the Tate Britain in London, England; Faena Art Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, United Kingdom; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, California; and the National Museum of Modern art in Kyoto, Japan.