Philip Gurrey (b. 1986 in UK) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.
Philip Gurrey is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland’s BA (hons) and Master of Letters programme. He received the Pulse Prize in 2008 in New York, USA for work which drew on the painted language of the Dutch golden age, by borrowing directly from works by Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, to sculpt a new vision of an age which saw a power shift away from the King and religion towards trade and money, considered by many as the birth of modern society.
He has been represented by Madder139 Gallery and the Houldsworth Gallery in London, England to date. Gurrey’s most recent work continues to seek to investigate historical precedents as a means to illuminate and challenge the present. A large part of his research is now concerned with Britain’s industrial heritage and the political shift in Britain’s northern cities from industry into culture. Gurrey has exhibited widely and his works are included in private and public collections in Europe and USA.