Martin Boyce (Sculpture 1990/MFA 1997)

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Sculpture & Environmental Art


Martin Boyce
Turner Prize installation 2011

Martin Boyce


Martin Boyce (Sculpture 1990/MFA 1997)

Born in Glasgow in 1967, Martin Boyce graduated from the Sculpture and Environmental Art programme at the GSA in 1990, and the MFA programme in 1997. Boyce is well known for his sculptural installations that recall and reference conventional public spaces - the playground, pedestrian subway, discarded or abandoned recreational sites - to form a cohesive and immersive environment, imagined or dreamed. His works typically recall Modernist design, as well as conventional public furniture such as benches, bins and lighting.

Boyce represented Scotland at the Venice Biennale in 2009, and became the fourth GSA alumnus to win the Turner Prize in 2011, after Douglas Gordon, Simon Starling and Richard Wright. Boyce has exhibited widely worldwide and he continues to live and work in Glasgow.