Born in 1952, Jeff Lowe came to prominence at the age of 21, while he was still a student at Saint Martin's School of Art. Studying under 'The New Generation' of British sculptors of the 1960's, between 1971-1975 Lowe recieved tutelage from William Tucker, Philip King and Sir Anthony Caro. As such, he inherited the New Generation's experimentation of industrial materials, along with an interest in releasing the sculpture from the confines of the plinth so that it could inhabit the viewer's personal space.
Known for his monumental, architecturally inspired works, Jeff Lowe's prolifically experimental sculpture demonstrates an intense engagement with material, surface and design. His first solo show, in 1974, at the prestigious Leicester Galleries in London's Cork Street launched him into prominence, before representing Great Britain at the Paris Biennale and being awarded the Sainsbury award in 1975 and the Pollock-Krasner award in 1993.
Jeff Lowe has taught at Reading University; Canterbury College of Art, London and the advanced course at Central Saint Martins.
His significant exhibitions include Hayward Gallery, London; Serpentine Gallery, London; Peggy Guggenheim, Venice; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Galerie Josine Bockhoven, Amsterdam; Robert Steele Gallery, New York; Bodo Niemann Gallery, Berlin; Musee D'art Moderne, France; The National Gallery of Australia and the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.