Peter Doig (1959 – Present) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1959. In 1962 he moved with his family to Trinidad, and then to Canada in 1966. In 1979-80 Doig moved to London to attend the Wimbledon School of Art (1979-80) and Saint Martin’s School of Art (1980 – 83). He went on to study at the Chelsea School of Art (1989 – 90) where he received his MA.
In 1990, Doig was awarded the Whitechapel Artist Prize, earning him his first solo exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1991. Other seminal exhibitions have included his inclusion at the 2005 The Triumph of Painting exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London, a solo exhibition at the Tate Britain (2008) which went on to tour Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt. Doig has had major solo exhibitions at Dallas Museum of Art, Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht and the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presented a solo exhibition for Doig in 2014; this was his first major exhibition in North America. A retrospective opened at Foundation Beyeler, Basel, in the same year, travelling on in 2015 to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. In 2015, an exhibition of recent works opened in Venice, Italy, coinciding with the Venice Biennale. In 2019, Micheal Werner Gallery hosted an exhibition of his new work which was received with great success.
Doig’s work is collected and represented worldwide, including at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Modern in London, the British Museum in London, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, the Goetz Collection in Munich, Kunsthalle in Germany, Museo Cantonale d’Arte in Lugano, National Gallery of Canada in Ottowa, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney in New York.