Nick Hornby is a British artist based in London (b.1980). His work addresses queer identity, semiotics and art-historical critique. He employs experimental digital technologies that result in traditional objects made from resin, bronze, steel, granite and marble. In 2023 he unveiled three significant public commissions in London. Each of these critically engages with the core tropes of public art - equestrian, memorial and abstract. In 2022, he published a major monograph with Anomie.
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.
Sculptor Nick Hornby in Conversation with Composer Nico Muhly, Whitewall Magazine Fall 2017
Nick Hornby, Sculpture (1504 - 2017), Joe Hewitt, PYLOT Magazine, Jul 2017
Monograph, December 2022
PUBLISHED BY ANOMIE
Nick Hornby is one of the leading sculptors of his generation in Britain today, creating works on both intimate and monumental scales, and at the intersection of art history and contemporary technology.
"This, his first major monograph, features a foreword by Luke Syson, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, an essay by Dr Hannah Higham, Senior Curator of Collections and Research at the Henry Moore Foundation, and an interview with Dr Helen Pheby, Associate Director, Programme, at Yorkshire Sculpture Park."
256pp + 4pp covers Hardback, 280 × 245 mm (p) c. 175 colour ISBN: 978-1-910221-24-2 RRP: £35 / €40 / $45 UK Release: 8 December 2022 US Release: 29 December 2022 Edited by Matt Price Designed by Herman Lelie Printed by EBS, Verona, Italy Published by Anomie Publishing, UK Distributed by Casemate Art Images © Nick Hornby. Courtesy the artist. Photography by Ben Westoby, Peter Mallet and Studio Nick Hornby.Monograph published by Anomie,