Richard Long was born in 1945 in Bristol, England, where he currently lives and works. He studied at the West of England College of Art and St. Martin’s School of Art, London. With his seminal walking work in 1967, Long has radically redefined the boundaries of sculpture – using nature as both subject and medium – over the course of his fifty-year career. Since his first solo exhibition in 1968, he has had retrospectives at The Guggenheim, New York (1986); Hayward Gallery, London (1991); Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2007); and Tate Britain, London (2009). Solo museum shows include Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris (1993), Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo (1996); Museu Serralves, Portugal (2001); Tate St. Ives, Cornwall (2002); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2006); Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain de Nice (2008); “ARTIST ROOMS” organized by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate, which traveled to The Hepworth Wakefield in England, among other venues (2012-20); Arnolfini, Bristol (2015); Houghton Hall, Norfolk (2017); De Pont Museum, The Netherlands (2019); Museum Leuven, Belgium (2021-22); and Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT (2022-23). In 2023, the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam presented “Richard Long: In the Rijksmuseum Gardens,” marking the tenth anniversary of the museum’s annual outdoor exhibition series. Long created the work Box Hill Road River for the cycling road race in Surrey as part of the 2012 Olympics. Long was awarded the Turner Prize in 1989, the Praemium Imperiale Art Award from Japan in 2009 and the Whitechapel Art Icon Award in 2015. The artist had his first solo show at Sperone Westwater in 1976, where he exhibits regularly (1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2011, 2015 and 2020).