Richard Long was born in 1945 in Bristol, England, where he currently lives and works. He studied at the West of England College of Art and St. Martin's School of Art, London. Long was awarded the Turner Prize in 1989 and received the Praemium Imperiale Art Award from Japan in 2009. With his seminal walking work in 1967, Long has radically redefined the boundaries of sculpture – using nature as both subject and medium -- over the course of his forty-year career. Since his first one-person exhibition in 1968, he has had retrospectives at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1986); Hayward Gallery, London (1991); Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2007); and Tate Britain, London (2009). Museum solo shows include the Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris (1993), the Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo (1996); the Museu Serralves, Portugal (2001); Tate St. Ives, Cornwall (2002); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2006); Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain de Nice (2008); “ARTIST ROOMS” organized by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate, which also traveled to The Hepworth Wakefield in England, among other venues (2012-2014); and “Time and Space” organized by the Arnolfini in Bristol (2015). Long created the work Box Hill Road River for the cycling road race in Surrey as part of the 2012 Olympics. The artist had his first solo show at Sperone Westwater in 1977, where he exhibits regularly (1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2011, and 2015).