Peter Doig (Scottish, born April 12, 1959) is a painter renowned for his landscapes, inspired by his own itinerant lifestyle, and by the physical progressions of modern society. Born in Edinburgh, Doig lived in Trinidad, London, and Canada in his youth. While studying painting at Central Saint Martins and at the Chelsea School of Art in London, he developed his unique approach; in works evoking the tradition of romantic landscape painting, Doig drew attention to the act of applying paint to the canvas by combining abstracted elements with ordinary subject matter.

Doig paints from photographic sources, such as his own pictures of landscapes, film stills, and images from newspapers and magazines. He does not seek to replicate these images in his paintings, instead, he uses them as a tool to create works that draw from both individual and collective memories of place. In 1994, Doig was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize, launching him to fame in the international art community. His works, which depict scenes ranging from urban, rural, and wooded landscapes to artists’ studios and lone figures in fishing boats, concentrate on the illusionistic properties of paint. In his most recent works featuring scenes of Trinidad, Doig revisits one of his childhood homes; the artist now has a studio in Trinidad, and also teaches painting at the School of Art in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Peter Doig
Edinburgh, 1959

Current Exhibitions

More / Less

de la Cruz Collection

01 Dec — 30 Nov
More / Less groups works by several international contemporary artists, produced during the last thirty years. The exhibition wants to investigate shifts in contemporary visual culture creating a mutual dialogue between...

Past Exhibitions

Face and Form

de la Cruz Collection
01/12/2017 — 30/11/2018

House Work

Victoria Miro
25/01/2017 — 18/03/2017

Progressive Praxis

de la Cruz Collection
29/11/2016 — 29/11/2017

Imprint 93

Whitechapel Gallery
19/03/2016 — 25/09/2016

You’ve Got to Know the Rules…to Break Them

de la Cruz Collection
01/12/2015 — 08/10/2016

Solo Shows

Gavin Brown’s enterprise and Michael Werner Gallery, New York
Peter Doig: Not for Sale,Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Tate Britain, London, UK (travels to Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris,
France; Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany)

Go West Young Man, Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig
StudioFilmClub, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX

Works on Paper, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; tours Gallery of Windsor, Florida
StudioFilmClub, Ludwig Museum, Koln; Kunsthalle Zurich
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Koln (with Jochen Klein)

Metropolitain, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Kestnergellschaft, Hannover, Germany

Charley’s Space, Bonnefanten, Maastricht, Netherlands
Charley’s Space, Carre d’Art Contemporain, Nimes, France
The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

100 years ago, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
Peter Doig: Works on Paper, Michael Werner Gallery, New York
Peter Doig the Prints, The Bailey Collection, Toronto

Peter Doig, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver (travels to National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto)

Echo-Lake, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (traveled to Museum of
Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO)
Almost Grown, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Wing-mirror, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, N.Y.
Version (drawings), Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, N.Y.
Version, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland
Country-rock, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
Fruitmarket Gallery (with Udomsak Krisanamis), Edinburgh, Scotland.

Arnolfini (with Udomsak Krisanamis), Bristol, England
Blizzard seventy-seven, Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Germany (toured to Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England)
Buffalo Station, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, N.Y.
Freestyle, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
Homely, Gesellschaft fur Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
Small Paintings, Riding House Editions, London, England

Blotter, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY
Concrete Cabins, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England

Whitechapel Artist Award, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England

Articule, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Naked City, Air Gallery, London, England

Metropolitan Gallery, London, England

Group Shows

Compass, Drawings from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

At Home/Not at Home, Hessel Museum of Art, New York
Portraits 2 , Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Tokyo
Accrochage, Galerie Boisseree, Cologne
Kupferstichkabinett:Between Thought and Action, White Cube, Hoxton Square, London
In The Company of Alice, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Self Consciousness, VW, Berlin
Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
The Gathering, Yorkshire Sculpture parks, YSP, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK

Quodlibet, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin
Compass In Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Marlon Brando, Pocahontas, and Me, Aspen Art Museum, CO, curated by Jeremy Deller

The Painting of Modern Life, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, curated by Jens Hoffmann
Hunky Dory, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow

Altered Image, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
Secret Public. The Last Days of the British Underground 1978-1988, Kunstverein Munich
SITE Santa Fe Biennial, Sante Fe, New Mexico
Whitney Biennial: Day For Night, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Tate Triennial, Tate, London
Surprise, Surprise, Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Rene Daniels, Peter Doig, Silke Otto-Knapp, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery
Ideal Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
The Big Bang, Centre Pompidou , Paris
The Triumph of Painting, Saatchi Gallery. London, England

Huts, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin Ireland
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (cat.)
Contemporary Painting, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME, curated by Alex Katz (cat.)

Pittura/Painting: From Rauschenberg to Murakami 1964-2003, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Days Like These, Tate Triennale Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Tate Britain, London

DEAR PAINTER…Paint Me, Centre G. Pompidou, Paris, touring to Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Art + Mountains: Conquistadors of the Useless, The Alpine Club, London, England
Cavepainting, Santa Monica Museum of Modern Art, with Chris Ofili and Laura Owens, Santa Monica, CA

Fig-1, 50 projects in 50 weeks, conceived and developed by Mark Francis and Jay Jopling, London
Camera Works: The Photographic Impulse in Contemporary Art, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
The Way I See It, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris
Works on Paper, The Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
Extended Painting, Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy
EU, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
About the Bayberry Bush, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
Works on Paper from Acconci to Zittel, Victoria Miro Gallery, London

From a Distance: Approaching Landscape, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Peter Doig, Michael Raedecker, Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, Italy
Twisted: Urban and Visionary Landscapes in contemporary Painting, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhover, Netherlands
Spot On, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England
00, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

From A-B and Back Again, Royal College of Art, London
River Deep Mountain High, Gallery Westland Place, London, England (curated by Kelly Taylor)
Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London, England (curated by Matthew Higgs)
Contemplating Pollock, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Peter Doig and Udomsak Krisanamis, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England
Examining Pictures, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Group Show, Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, NY

Sunday, Cabinet Gallery, London, England
About Vision: New British Paintings in the 1990, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

New Found Landscape, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Alpenblick, Kunsthalle, Wien, Austria (curated by Wolfgang Kos)
Malerei 4, Galerie Monika Spruth, Dusseldorf, Germany
About Vision: New British Paintings in the 1990, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich
Package Holiday, New British Art in the Ophiuchus Collection, The Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece

Drawings from the M.A.B. Library, AC Project Room
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
There’s a painting on the wall, a collaboration with Matthew Higgs, Anthony Wilkinson Fine Art, London, England
Answered prayers, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
Belladonna, ICA, London, England
Faustrecht der Freiheit, Kunstsammlung Gera, Neues Museum Weserberg, Bremen, Germany About Vision: New British Painting in the 90’s, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England
About Vision: New British Paintings in the 1990″, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Zombie Golf, Burbage House, London, England

The Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Gallery, London, England
Moyra Davey, Peter Doig, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY
Unbound: Possibilities in Painting, Hayward Gallery, London, England
Prix Eliette von Karajan, Tour: Salzburg, Vienna, Paris (1st Prize winner)
New Voices, British Council touring exhibition
Imprint 93, Cabinet Gallery, London, curated by Matthew Higgs
Here and Now, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
Victoria Miro Gallery, Group Painting exhibition, London, England

Moving into View, Royal Festival Hall, London, England
Twelve Stars, Barbican Center. London, England
Project Unite Firminy, Firminy Vert, France
John Moores Exhibition 18, Liverpool, England, (1st prize winner)

Inside a Microcosm, curated by Gareth Jones, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, England
New Voices, Centre Albert Borschette, Brussels, Belgium

Barclays Young Artist Award” Serpentine Gallery, London, England

Into the Nineties, Mall Galleries, London, England

Things as They Are, Riverside Studios, London, England

New Contemporaries, I.C.A., London, England

New Contemporaries, I.C.A., London, England

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Edinburgh Country of birth: UK Date of birth: 1959 Lives in: Trinidad