Tony Plant was born in Cornwall. In 1990 he obtained a degree in Fine Art (painting) at Chelsea College of Art. His work encompasses a wide range of media, from moving image to photography, performance to painting, sculpture, time lapses, temporary interventions and drawings in the landscape.

An environmental artist, Plant has worked as a visiting lecturer at arts institutions and universities across the world. Exhibiting venues have included the ICA London, Riverside, Opera Australia, Ocean Film Festival and the Cornwall Art Biennale. Commissions/residencies include Australia, Bermuda, Scotland, Indonesia and Europe. One of his forthcoming projects is a crowd-funded drawing trip to Iceland with adventure photographer Tim Nunn.

His 2016 Royal Cornwall Museum exhibition was described thus: 'This work is rooted in the Cornish landscape and the experience of moving through it one step at a time.'

Marcel Theroux, writing in the Guardian, remarked: 'Tony Plant is an artist in the really pure sense of the word. To him, making these things is as natural as breathing.'


Painting, watercolour, sculpture, photography, film making, environmental art


2016: Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, 'Walk Stop Walk' (18 Mar-30 June)

2017: 'After Illusion', Penwith Gallery, St Ives (1-29 Apr)

2023: Circle in Spring, Circle Contemporary, Hawksfield, Wadebridge (Mar/Apr)


Cornwall Living (Sept. 2016) 'A Stroke of Genius'