Category
  • Artist
Born
1972 (age 46-47) Leeds, United Kingdom
Residence
Los Angeles, California, USA
Spouse/partner
Muna El Fituri

Profile

Bio

Thomas Houseago was born in Leeds, England and studied at the Leeds College of Art, then Central Saint Martins and then a studio program at De Ateliers in Amsterdam, where he met his first wife, American painter Amy Bessone. After eight years in Brussels and with no money, they decided to move to Los Angeles in 2003.

While working construction sites during the day, Thomas worked in his studio at nights. In 2006, the art collectors Mera and Don Rubell stopped by his studio at the insistence of art dealer David Kordansky. They bought everything they saw and offered to help with his bronze casting expenses. In 2010, he was included in the Whitney Biennial curated by Francesco Bonami.

He met his partner, an art therapist, Muna El Fituri in 2013.

Links Edit

  1. Inside the Healing L.A. Studio of Artist Thomas Houseago, Where Ghosts (and Brad Pitt) Roam, W Magazine, January 31, 2018
  2. Brad Pitt’s New Role? Fast-Learning Apprentice to LA Art Star Thomas Houseago, artnet News, April 3, 2017
  3. Over the Wall: Thomas Houseago’s Latest Works Engage Builders, Breakers, and Climbers, Artnews, March 15, 2017
  4. Moun Room: walking circles around Thomas Houseago’s new installation at Hauser & Wirth, Wallpaper, November 12, 2014