Luke Elwes was born in 1961 and now lives in London. His early years were spent in Iran, where the light and space of the mountains and desert were a formative influence. He studied at Bristol University and Camberwell School of Art between 1980 and 1985, and completed his Research Masters at London University in 2007.
His work has been exhibited widely in Europe and the US, with recent institutional exhibitions including the Palazzo Lanfranchi (Italy), the National Trust, Young Museum and Estorick Collection (UK) and the Albers Foundation (USA). His work is held in numerous private collections worldwide, as well as in public and corporate collections including: The Bayer Collection; Christie’s Contemporary Art Collection; National Trust Foundation for Art; Imperial College, University of London; Merrill Lynch Collection; Coopers & Lybrand; N M Rothschild; Deutsche Hypo Bank London; Hoares Bank Collection; Societe Generale, London; Electra Collection; Europa Collection, London.