About Peter Doig

 

Peter Doig was born in 1959 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Known as one of the most renowned living painters, he spent most of his childhood in Canada, studied in London, and has settled in Trinidad since 2002. After graduating from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in 1990, Doig’s artistic career was launched after receiving the prestigious Whitechapel Artist Award in 1991 and was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1994. In January 2017 he was the fourth artist to receive the annual Art Icon award at the Whitechapel Gallery in partnership with Swarovski. He has also been the subject of several solo exhibitions including those at the Tate Britain in London in 2008 and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2014. His 2013 solo exhibition ‘No Foreign Lands’ at the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, which toured to Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, was universally celebrated, with the Financial Times stating: ‘Anyone interested in the future of painting, and its difficult relationship with tradition, should see this show’. In 2015 his major solo exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art was described by Artforum as ‘a subscription to the singular power of pictures’. Doig currently lives and works in Trinidad, New York, and London.