Tom Lovelace is a visual artist, curator and lecturer, based in London. Lovelace works across photography, sculpture and performance, with a specialism in contemporary photography.
Tom has 15 years of experience working within visual culture. He exhibits with Flowers Gallery (London) and Alma Zevi (Venice). Tom regularly exhibits internationally, and his artwork is held in numerous collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum.
As a lecturer, Tom has taught across the UK, and is currently Tutor at the Royal College of Art, London (MA Photography), University of the Creative Arts, Farnham (BA Fine Art) and external examiner at Glasgow School of Art. Previously, Tom worked in the Museum and Gallery sector, holding various roles at Tate Britain, The National Gallery and the British Council.
Over the last five years Tom has curated a number of group exhibitions, with a focus on contemporary photography and lens-based practices. He has worked with artists including Penelope Umbrico, Marth Rosler, Esther Teichmann, Martin Parr, Clare Strand, Eva Stenram, Larry Achiampong, Tereza Zelenkova, Mahtab Hussain, Kalpesh Lathigra and Senta Simond.
Tom is on the Board of Directors for Peckham 24, an annual London photography festival.
Areas of Specialism for Mentoring
- Contemporary Photography, Sculpture and Performance
- Curating (public exhibitions and display)
Tom Lovelace, Visual Artist and Curator
Tom has been committed to supporting emerging talent over the last ten years. He has worked with universities and colleges including London College of Communication, University of Wales, Southampton Solent University, Bristol University, London South Bank University, Arts University Bournemouth, Falmouth University, Derby University, University of Central Lancashire, Portsmouth University, Sheffield Hallam University, Brighton University, Camberwell College of Arts, University of Westminster and Manchester School of Art.
Most recently, Tom was a mentor for the Photographers’ Gallery New Talent Programme.
"I am very excited to be a mentor on the Advance programme. I am constantly looking for avenues to help and assist the next generation. The photography industry and the wider fine arts can often be a seemingly complex and confusing industry, so I am delighted to offer guidance and share knowledge."