LUMB, Michael

1945 - ?

Michael M. Lumb was born at Richmond, Yorkshire in 1945, son of Arthur Lumb (25 January 1896-) and his wife Ada née Jennings (2 February 1895-) who married at Hull, Yorkshire in 1923. Working in performance art, installation, video and bookwork's, Michael Lumb had his first one man show more than 50 years ago, since when he has exhibited and performed in Britain, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Poland, Serbia, and the Ukraine. Michael Lumb has also written on book arts and curated several book arts exhibitions, and with Emma Johnson, in 1999 set-up the GRIP partnership to generate and curate international exhibitions in Ipswich and abroad. Living at 9 Redan Street, Ipswich, his solo shows include Redemption St Thomas's Church, Ipswich; Vitrine for Kosovo, National Museum of Foreign Art, Riga, Latvia; Burnt Norton, Museum of Bookarts, Lodz, Poland; Waterfront Gallery, UCS Ipswich and elsewhere with many mixed exhibitions. His work is held in many private collections and in public collections including Canadian Museum of Civilisation; Museum of Graphic Design, Buenos Aries, Argentina; Getty Foundation, USA; Museum of Bookarts, Lodz, Poland; King St Stephen Museum, Artists’ Book Collection; Fo Utca, Hungary; Union Fine Arts Station Kropswolde collection, Foxhol, The Netherlands and Tate Archive, London.