Mark Humphrey is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning, multidisciplinary artist and philanthropist quoted as, “A talented polymath – da Vinci meets James Bond.” He is based in London and works globally.
Humphrey was born in 1970 in Wiltshire and grew up in Berkshire. He studied fine art (Diploma) at Maidenhead Art College and interior architecture (BA Hons) at Middlesex University, London from 1988 to 1993. He founded Mark Humphrey Ltd in 2000.
He works with National and Military Museums, renowned galleries, UK Government/Ministry of Defence, town and city councils, embassies, cultural institutions, business districts, luxury brands, global charities, and private collectors. They include Apple Records (Beatles label), Allianz, American Express, Audi, British Armed Forces (MoD), British Embassy Moscow, Canary Wharf Group, CBRE, Corp of Royal Engineers, Dover Town Council, Fendi, GB Paracanoe Team, George Harrison, Grosvenor Estate, Harrods, Jumeirah, Kenzo, Land Securities, Louis Vuitton, Mittal Steel, Other Palace (Westminster City Council), Prostate Cancer UK, Ralph Lauren, Ringo Starr, Rolls Royce Cars, Royal British Legion, Royal Navy, Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council, and Rug Company with dedications by celebrities, Government Ministers, Lord Mayors, officials, and royalty.
Since his first Mayfair solo show in 2008, Humphrey’s work has been shown throughout the world. His major WW1 Centenary solo exhibition commissioned by Canary Wharf Group and supported by The Royal British Legion, Corp of Royal Engineers, and Ministry of Defence ‘Remembrance Art Trail,’ 2016-2018 and ‘Art Honours Our Heroes,’ 2018 was installed at One Canada Tower lobby and across the estate. The collection is permanently displayed at Dover’s seafront art trail, Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham, Kent, and selected UK regiments.
Humphrey is known for his emotive public artworks that connect his fine art, sculpture, architectural, and design expertise. Examples are ‘Every One Remembered,’ 2013-2014 statue unveiled in Trafalgar Square with dedications by the First Minister of Wales and Lord Provost of Glasgow, Scotland and ‘Jutland Capsule,’ 2016 casket dedicated by HRH Duke of York, deployed by The Royal Navy over HMS Invincible protected wreck site, in association with BAE Systems and part of the battle of Jutland Centenary group show at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
He has donated and sponsored public artworks, including ‘Hanging On For Dear Life,’ 2012 statue for Prostate Cancer UK previewed at 10 Downing Street, ‘Forever,’ 2014-2015 memorial for Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council and British Armed Forces, dedicated by HRH Princess Royal for the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, and ‘Beauty Of Partnerships,’ 2008-2009 sculpture for Women For Women International.
He is currently working with British Canoeing/GB Paralympic Canoeing Team, unveiling a sports performance sculpture for Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics 2020.
Humphrey has been invited to present his sketchworks to Aston Martin, Bentley, British Museum, Chief of Defence People (MoD), Dent Clocks (Big Ben), Dunhill, FA, FIFA, Four Seasons, John Lewis Partnership, Kazakstan National Museum and City Planning, Lacoste, LTA, LVMH, Natural History Museum, Nike, Paul Smith, Premier League, Royal Air Force, Sunseeker, Tag Heuer, and US Embassy London.
He has received many awards in recognition of his art and design achievements, such as International Design and Architectural Awards ‘Final Encore,’ 2011-2012 staircase sculpture for best bespoke product, MIPIM for best new residential building (collaboration with PDP Architects, London), and Architect Design Merit Award (Hong Kong Institute) ‘Grosvenor Place,’ 2000-2003 for best new building.
He judges awards and is a benefactor to the creative industry, such as the Design Museum, London and Italian Institute Culture, Belgravia, London including delegate for the UK Government, Department of Trade and Industry, travelling to Europe, China, India, and Africa. He was artist-in-residence at Jumeirah, Mayfair, 2012-2015.
His workshops and talks are received at Creed Design School, Paris, GB Paralympic Canoe Team, KLC Design School, London, Machida Hiroko Academy, Tokyo, Detail Design School, Moscow, and Art Nouveau Design School, Astana, Kazakhstan.
Humphrey’s work is showcased at various fairs in London, Paris, Milan, Singapore, Miami, Moscow, and Dubai, such as Art Frieze, Masterpiece, Maison Objet, and Salone del Mobile. He is featured throughout the global media spanning Asian, Middle Eastern, European and American publications, and is referenced in numerous international books.