Henry Coombes studied at the London International Film School and Central Saint Martins before completing his BA at The Glasgow School of Art in 2002. Solo exhibitions include: a presentation at the Sydney Biennale (2014); Man of the Year, CCA, Glasgow (2013); Henry Coombes, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2008); Solo Show, Suzie Q Project Space, Zurich (2008); Black Button, Cooper Gallery, Dundee (2007); and Solo Show, Anna Helwing, Los Angeles (2006). He represented Scotland at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. He was nominated for the Jarman Film Award in 2014. Coombes lives and works in Glasgow.