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Michael Craig-Martin Biography

Michael Craig-Martin was born in Dublin in 1941, and studied at Yale University, New Haven from 1963 to 1966. He was a professor at Goldsmith's College, London from 1974-88 and 1994-2000, where he was a significant influence on emerging British artists.

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Craig-Martin's work is represented in public collections worldwide, including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. Permanent largescale installations are on view at Laban Dance Center, London and European Investment Bank, Luxembourg.

Solo museum exhibitions include "Always Now," Kunstverein Hannover (1998); IVAM, Valencia (2000); "Living," Sintra Museum of Modern Art, Portugal (2001); "Signs of Life," Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2006); and "Less Is Still More," Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany (2013). Retrospectives include Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1989); and Irish Museum of Modern Art (2006-07).

Michael Craig-Martin Featured Artworks

Lightbulb by Michael Craig-Martin contemporary artwork
Michael Craig-MartinLightbulb, 2014Digital inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Bright White 310gsm
50 x 50 cm
Dellasposa Gallery Contact Gallery
Box with Four Rounded Corners by Michael Craig-Martin contemporary artwork
Michael Craig-MartinBox with Four Rounded Corners, 1968Black crepe tape on isometric graph paper
44.5 x 56.4 cm
Offer Waterman Contact Gallery
Love/Glove by Michael Craig-Martin contemporary artwork
Michael Craig-MartinLove/Glove, 2011Screenprint comprised of six colours on 410gsm, Somerset Satin paper
72.4 x 66.2 cm
Dellasposa Gallery Contact Gallery
Safety Pin (blue) by Michael Craig-Martin contemporary artwork
Michael Craig-MartinSafety Pin (blue), 2019Powder-coated steel
312 x 325 x 2.5 cm
Gagosian Contact Gallery
Untitled (high heel) by Michael Craig-Martin contemporary artwork
Michael Craig-MartinUntitled (high heel), 2013Acrylic on aluminium
60 x 60 cm
Reflex Amsterdam Contact Gallery
Untitled (robot floor cleaner) by Michael Craig-Martin contemporary artwork
Michael Craig-MartinUntitled (robot floor cleaner), 2014Acrylic on aluminium
122 x 122 cm
Reflex Amsterdam Contact Gallery

Michael Craig-Martin Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Michael Craig-Martin, Sculpture at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London
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31 May–23 August 2019 Michael Craig-Martin Sculpture GagosianBritannia Street, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, In Times of Plenty: The Shape of Things Today at Reflex Amsterdam
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7 July–4 September 2018 Group Exhibition In Times of Plenty: The Shape of Things Today Reflex AmsterdamAmsterdam

Michael Craig-Martin Represented By

Gagosian contemporary art gallery in 980 Madison Avenue, New York, USA Gagosian New York, Athens, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Hong Kong
PKM Gallery contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea PKM Gallery Seoul

Michael Craig-Martin In Ocula Magazine

Graceland Shows Covid Horror Paintings in Haunted Motel Ocula News Graceland Shows Covid Horror Paintings in Haunted Motel London, 3 November 2020

The British artist, who studied 3D digital design and animation at Hampstead Fine Arts, also designed the VR exhibition.

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Michael Craig-Martin Ocula Conversation Michael Craig-Martin By Sam Gaskin, Shanghai

Leading British painter Michael Craig-Martin was born in Dublin in 1941 and moved to the United States as a boy. He went on to study fine art at Yale before returning across the Atlantic to teach. At Goldsmiths College he influenced what would become known as the Young British Artists while developing his own works, which include super flat...

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Michael Craig-Martin In Related Press

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Michael Craig-Martin on Albers, America, and architecture as entertainment Related Press Michael Craig-Martin on Albers, America, and architecture as entertainment 11 February 2019, Wallpaper*

Somewhere in a maze of picket fences, golf greens and lakes, Vero Beach's The Gallery at Windsor is a remote haven for British art world patricians. It's currently two years into a partnership with London's Royal Academy of Arts, which annually brings a celebrated artist to the Atlantic coastline to exhibit.

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Heads Roll review – an exhibition for narcissists everywhere Related Press Heads Roll review – an exhibition for narcissists everywhere 13 August 2018, The Guardian

Portraiture is an enduring art form, thanks to the narcissistic tendencies of the human race.

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Critic's Guide: Seoul Related Press Critic's Guide: Seoul 20 September 2017, Frieze

This huge retrospective of Krzysztof Wodiczko's work presents everything from his early objects concerning censorship under a Polish socialist government to his 'cultural prosthetics' for the homeless and immigrants to his projections on monuments and civic buildings. The artist's lifetime interest in the interventions in public spaces by minority...

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SIMPLE SEMIOTICS: INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN Related Press SIMPLE SEMIOTICS: INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN 10 April 2017, Art Asia Pacific

Michael Craig-Martin is jetlagged. At the hour of our meeting, the Dublin-born septuagenarian rolled into Hong Kong's upscale Peninsula hotel after having unglued himself from an overextended luncheon. It is March 20, a day after his arrival in temperate Hong Kong straight from foggy England, and the beginning of the city's week-long annual art...

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Michael Craig-Martin In Video & Audio

Michael Craig-Martin in conversation with Michael Bracewell Related Video & Audio Michael Craig-Martin in conversation with Michael Bracewell 1 November 2017, Alan Cristea Gallery

Recorded on 1 November 2017 at the Alan Cristea Gallery, London. Artist Sir Michael Craig-Martin speaks to writer, curator and cultural commentator, Michael Bracewell about his latest series of prints and drawings, which (amongst other things) feature iconic modernist architecture of the 20th century.

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