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at home: Artists in Conversation | Michael Craig-Martin
Michael Craig-Martin, artist (Yale BA 1963, MFA 1966), in conversation with Anoka Faruqee, Professor and Codirector of Graduate Studies, Yale School of Art (Yale BA 1994 and Tyler School of Art MFA 1997).
Born in Dublin in 1941, Craig-Martin lives and works in England. He grew up and was educated in the United States, studying fine art at Yale University (BA 1963, MFA 1966). A participant in the definitive exhibition of British conceptual art, "The New Art," at the Hayward Gallery, London, in 1972, his best-known works include "An oak tree" (1973), in which he claimed to have turned a glass of water into an oak tree; his large-scale black-and-white wall drawings; and his intensely colored paintings, installations, and commissions of everyday objects. Over the course of his career, Craig-Martin has had numerous exhibitions at galleries and museums across the world, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Kunstvereins in Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, and Hannover. In 1996, he represented Britain in the 23rd São Paulo International Biennial. He was an influential teacher at Goldsmiths College, London, as well as a Tate Trustee from 1989 through 1999. Awarded a commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000, Craig-Martin was elected a Royal Academician in 2006, and knighted in 2016 for his services to art.
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