Born in 1962 Gary Hume studied at Goldsmith's College, London where he graduated from in 1988. His work was shown in his first group exhibitions the same year with Karsten Schubert Ltd.
The following year Gary Hume had his first solo exhibition at the Karsten Schubert Gallery and quickly gained an international reputation.
Gary Hume was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1996 and won the Jerwood Painting Prize in 1997.
Hume's work is in most major collections of contemporary art, in Britain these include the Tate and the Saatchi collection.
Gary Hume was elected to the Royal Academy in 2001, becoming it's youngest member.