Lives and works between Lisbon and London.

b. 1986, London, UK

Instagram @thomaslangley86

Thomas Langley is a fine artist working with an interdisciplinary practice that includes painting, sculpture, performance, drawing and installation. The breadth of his working methods is a means to discover and explore new territories for artistic comment. He is interested in the idea of manual thought – how thinking gets into an object. In parallel, he likes the idea that this manual thought could blur the boundaries between an artwork and the artistic life that gives rise to it. The material expression of consciousness also turns into a question about the physical/spatial boundaries the artwork occupies, and the status it maintains in the wider world. His work is often self-referential although approaching certain universal truths through that; the human condition, or more specifically the artistic condition, are what he strives to make contact with.


2016-2018: Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, London

2007-2010: BA (Hons) Fine Arts, UCA Canterbury


Solo exhibitions:

Bodgers hovel, FOLD Gallery, London 2022

Ghia Coupe, Casa da Cerca, Almada, 2021

Courage, MONO, Lisbon, 2020

Mummy’s boy, collaborative representation between Cob gallery, Frestonian Gallery, Marian Cramer Projects, Charlie Smith London and Union Gallery, London, 2019

Mega Alright Part II, Union Gallery, London, 2018-2019

Just like anything, Marian Cramer, Amsterdam, 2018

Solo booth at Art on Paper, Marian Cramer, Amsterdam, 2018

Big Windows, The Arcade Project, London, 2018

Plastic Factory (no place for me), 12 Piccadilly arcade, London, 2018 

(Pipe) Dreamer, Royal academy schools graduation show, London, 2018

Future Absurdities, Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London, 2017

Art Type Stuff, Stour Space, London, 2016


Selected group exhibitions:

OSSOS (duo show with T
im Ralston)irmafeia, Lisbon 2022
Now, I wonder, Lx Lapa, Lisbon, 2022

Cruise control, MONO, Lisbon, 2021

Five Hides, Thorp Stavri, London, 2020

Summer (Winter) Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London, 2020

When shit hits the fan, Guts Gallery, online, 2020

Too Many I In Digital, Marian Cramer, Amsterdam, 2019

Full English, Southwark Projects, London, 2019

Get More Stuff, The Function Suite, London, 2019

Absinthe, Spit and Sawdust, London, 2019

Out of Office, Pada, Lisbon, 2019

Young Gods, Charlie Smith Gallery, London, 2019

Telescope, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, 2019

Union Gallery London Art Fair, London, 2019

The Big Art Show, Amsterdam Art Weekend, Marian Cramer, Amsterdam, 2018

Paper Cuts, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2018

Zone d’Utopie Temporaire part IV, Wozen, Lisbon, 2018

Material, Cob gallery, London, 2018

YOU SEE ME LIKE A UFO, The Grange, Royal Ascot, 2017

A series of pocket Utopias, Yellow Brick and Snehta, Athens, 2017

It is what it isn’t, Big Shed, Aldeburgh, 2017

Cut, Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London, 2017

Premiums: Interim Projects, Royal Academy, London, 2017

Zone d’Utopie Temporaire Part II, The Koppel Project Hive, London, 2016

Charley Thomas, CRATE, Margate, 2014

Mega Alright, The Horse Bridge Centre, Whitstable, 2012

Press & Interviews:

Interview Thomas Langley, Umbigo Magazine (print), 2020

Son of a Banger Boy, Leslie Magazine Issue 1 (print), 2020

This Instagram-only exhibition is full of London’s best young artists, Time-Out London, 2020

When shit hits the fan (in the art world), The Face, 2020

The British artist on approaching duality through his practice, DATEAGLEART, 2018

Whiteley’s: The House To Thomas Langley’s Big Windows at The Arcade Project, FAD, 2018


Thomas Langley, Marcelle Joseph, 2016