Michael Craig-Martin, one of the most influential artists and teachers of his generation, was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1941 and educated in the United States where he studied at Yale University. He returned to Europe in the mid-1960s and was a key figure in the first generation of British conceptual artists. As a tutor at Goldsmith's College from 1974-1988 and 1994-2000, he had a significant influence on two generations of young British artists.
Craig-Martin has developed a distinctive style over the past 50 years through the compilation of a whole vocabulary of objects realised through a variety of media including painting, sculpture, drawing, printing and animations.
His most recent major exhibitions include Gallery Hyundai, Seoul (2017, 2012); Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, which toured to Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan (2015); Serpentine, London (2015); Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas (2015, 2010); Chatsworth House, Derbyshire (2014); Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University, Washington D.C. (2012); Roche Court, Wiltshire (2011); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2006); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2006) and National Art Centre, Tokyo (2008).
In 2006 Craig-Martin was appointed a Royal Academician, and in 2015 was the Chief Co-ordinator of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London. In 2015 Art / Books published a book of Craig-Martin's collected writings. In 2016 Craig-Martin was awarded a knighthood.
His work is held in numerous museum collections around the world including Tate, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Berardo Collection, Lisbon; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts; Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Alan Cristea Gallery is the exclusive worldwide representative for Michael Craig-Martin's drawings and original prints.
Michael Craig-Martin lives and works in London.
Michael Craig-Martin: The Connaught Christmas Tree
Exhibition: Home Futures
Michael Craig-Martin: Present Sense
Review: Michael Craig-Martin’s tribute to icons of design
Review: 'Beauty in ubiquity'
Interview: Michael Craig-Martin
Review: A malevolent graveyard of tech
Michael Craig-Martin in conversation with Michael Bracewell
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