b. 1959, UK; lives and works in Trinidad
Having spent his childhood partly in Canada and partly in Trinidad, Doig’s paintings may appear
as remembrances of his youth. His work contains biographical, literary, theatrical, or filmic details, but his ultimate concern is the placement of pigment on canvas and how the painted image resonates beyond language.
Doig was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1994. That same year, he received the Prix Eliette von Karajan, and in 2008 he was awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Prize of the Society for Modern Art, Museum Ludwig, Cologne. He is the 2017 recipient of the Whitechapel Icon Award. Major solo exhibitions have been staged at institutional venues, including Fondation Beyeler, Basel, touring to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek (2014-15); National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, touring to Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal (2013-14); and Tate Britain, London, touring to Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2008-09).