Bo Lanyon (b. 1981, Cornwall, UK) studied at the Royal College of Art, London (2005-07) and the University of Gloucestershire (2000-2003).
Lanyon's work explores our relationships with conflict. The work exists across painting, sculpture, publication and public intervention in a blend of history and near future. It seeks to articulate human responses to a range of conflict, from intimate trauma to global events, to question our individual position and agency in relation to conflict, from victim, to complicity or contributor.
Recent work has closely explored concepts of shelter and individual protection from armed conflict and historical unearthings of the actions and motivations of conscientious objectors.
Selected exhibitions & events include Age of Panic, White Moose Gallery, 2017; Plymouth Contemporary 2017; publication of The Post-Apocalyptic Colouring Book, 2016; Kith & Kin, Falmouth Art Gallery & Museum, 2016; Broomhill National Sculpture Prize, 2015; Resilience, Goldman Sachs, 2015; Hidden, Royal College of Art, 2010; 4 New Sensations, Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4, 2007; Jerwood Drawing Prize, 2005.
Forthcoming projects include a public commission for the First World War & its Legacy: Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience festival across Bristol in 2019.
After graduating from the Royal College of Art, London, Lanyon was selected as one of the inaugural Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4's '4 New Sensations'. His work is included in the Zabludowicz Collection.
He is currently based at Spike Island, Bristol.