• Ale Cans, 76.2x38.1cm, Acrylic on canvas, 1999
    Michael Craig-Martin


Michael Craig-Martin was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1941, and he studied at Yale University in the United States. He returned again to England in 1966 and studied in the Bath Academy of Art. Craig-Martin played an important role in the first generation of British conceptual art. In 1980, he taught at Goldsmiths College in London as a professor, and was a major contribution to the young British artist such as Damien Hirst and others, who belongs to the YBA.


Craig-Martin has explored the aesthetic and linguistic characteristics that emerged as everyday objects of art historians, designers, and icons through a variety of media including painting, sculpture, prints, and recently computer animation for history.


Craig-Martin received the British Empire Medal from the British royal Hun Lyrics in 2001.



마이클 크레이그 마틴은 아일랜드의 수도 더블린에서 1941년에 태어나 미국 예일대에서 수학하였다. 그는 1966년 영국으로 다시 돌아가 배스예술아카데미에서 재직하며 영국 개념미술의 첫 세대에 중요 역할을 하였다. 1980년대 런던의 골드스미스 대학에서 교수로 재직하며 데미안 허스트와 같은 YBA에 속하는 젊은 영국 작가를 길러내는 데 큰 공헌을 하였다.

이력 동안 그는 회화, 조각, 프린트 그리고 최근 컴퓨터 애니메이션 등을 포함한 다양한 매체를 통해 일상, 디자이너, 그리고 아이콘으로 대두되는 미술사의 오브제를 미적이고 언어적인 특성으로 탐구해 왔다


2001년에 영국 왕실로부터 대영제국 훈작사 훈장을 받았다.




1966 Studying Fine Art at Yale University, B.A., M.F.A.



2011 Michael Craig-Martin: New Works, New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire, England (solo)

2010 Michael Craig-Martin, Gagosian Gallery, Athens, Greece (solo)

2010 FRIDAY: YBA Group Show, Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany

2010 The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, USA (solo)

2009 New Works, Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany (solo)

2008 Alphabets & Sunsets, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK (solo)

2008 For the Spirit - From the UBS Art Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

2007 A is for Umbrella, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK (solo)

2007 London National Art Centre, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

2006 Signs of Life, Kunsthaus, Bregenz, Austria (solo)

2006 Arcade, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (solo)

2006 As if by Magic, Bethlehem Peace Centre, Bethlehem, Palestine


Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Tate Museum, London

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid