at home: Artists in Conversation | Michael Craig-Martin

April 16, 2021

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) 

at home: Artists in Conversation

Join us for lively and inspiring conversations with some of today’s most notable artists. at home: Artists in Conversation brings together curators and artists to discuss various artistic practices and insights into their work.

About Michael Craig-Martin

Craig-Martin lives and works in England. Born in Dublin in 1941, he grew up and was educated in the United States, studying fine art at Yale University (BA 1963, MFA 1966). His best-known works include An oak tree (1973), in which he claimed to have turned a glass of water into an oak; his large-scale black-and-white wall drawings; and his intensely colored paintings, installations, and commissions of everyday objects.

A participant in the definitive exhibition of British conceptual art, The New Art, at the Hayward Gallery, London, in 1972, Craig-Martin has since 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.

This program is presented through the generosity of the Terry F. Green 1969 Fund for British Art and Culture.