休姆作品富有平面設計特色，適合於版畫製作，尤其絲網版畫。所以除繪畫外，休姆也創作了不少網印作品，包括十幅以無光鋁片製作的系列作品《姊妹團隊》 (2009) 。
Gary Hume was born in Kent in 1962 and studied at Liverpool Polytechnic and Goldsmiths College in London. In 1996 he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize and his work was shown at the Bienal de São Paulo. He was awarded the Jerwood Prize for Painting the following year and in 1999 represented Britain with a solo exhibition in the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Hume lives and works in London and upstate New York, USA.
Hume is best known for his paintings of bright, flat colour combinations, which he produces using household gloss paint. He came to prominence in the early 1990s with a series of works known as Door paintings, simplified images of hospital doors in highly reflective gloss paint. He then expanded his subject matter to include other motifs such as the portrait, the nude, and the garden. In Hume’s portraits in particular, we see his interests in popular culture by his choice of subjects such as fashion model Kate Moss. For the 1999 Venice Biennale he produced a series of large scale overlapping line drawings of nudes entitled Water Paintings. More recently, for his exhibition Cave Paintings at White Cube in London in 2006, Hume incorporated lead as well as different types of stone such as marble into his work, carving them by hand and presenting them together as collages.
The graphic quality of Hume’s work lends itself to printmaking, in particular screenprints. Hume has produced a number of screenprints alongside his paintings, including the series The Sister Troop (2009), a group of ten prints on brushed aluminium.
Selected solo exhibitions include Yard Work, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, 2009; American Tan, White Cube, London, 2007; Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, 2004; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2003; Fundação la Caixa, Barcelona, 2000; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 1999. Selected group exhibitions include Art Is For The Spirit: From the UBS Art Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2008; Aftershock: Contemporary British Art 1990-2006, Capital Museum, Beijing and Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou 2006-7; Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, London, Berlin and subsequently New York, 1997-9; and Brilliant! New Art from London at Minneapolis, and Houston, 1995-6. Hume was also one of the young artists to exhibit in the seminal exhibition Freeze in 1988 along with other artists such as Mat Collishaw and Sarah Lucas.