The Northumberland-born artist began his studies at the Norwich School of Art. Thereafter Glenn went on to complete a BA in Fine Art at Bath College of Higher Education, followed by an MA at the University of London’s Goldsmith’s College.
Glenn’s work has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions, both in the UK and abroad. Significant venues include London’s Serpentine Gallery, Tate Liverpool, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Italy, and the Ludwig Museum in Budapest. The artist was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2000.