Born in 1964 in Stalybridge, UK. He graduated from a BA in Fine Art at Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1986, and a MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in 1995. Housley lives and works in London.
His recent solo exhibitions include: Snooker Room, new jörg, Vienna (2017); Drumming Nude, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver (2017); Factory to Palace, Sid Motion Gallery, London (2016); Mini Bar, Farbvision, Berlin (2016); Journeys to the Interior, Belmacz, London (2015).
Recent group exhibitions include: If I Was Your Girlfriend: A Jam, Belmacz, London (2018); Dice Apple Knife, Sothebys, Stockholm (2018); Another Kind of Tension, ASC Gallery, London (2018); Between Things, University of Chichester, Chichester, God & Sausages (curated by Maria Georgoula), Stoa Zerbini, Athens (2017); Awkward, Anna Zorina Gallery, NY, A Sense of Place, Simmons and Simmons, London (2017), Splinter in the Sun (three person show), Narrative Projects, London (2016); Grit: 11 Painters, Mercer Chance, London (2016); The Abject Object, Wimbledon Space, University of the Arts, London (2016); Foule Parlement, Rye Creative Centre, Rye (2015); A Bestiary, Turf Projects, London (2015); Hunted Projects, Works on Paper, Gast Atelier LEO XIII, Tilburg, Ground(two person show), Attic, Nottingham, (2015).