at home: Artists in Conversation | Peter Doig

October 1, 2021

Peter Doig, artist, in conversation with Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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 Peter Doig

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1959, Doig spent much of his childhood on Trinidad and in Canada. In 1979 he moved to London, where he began his studies at the Wimbledon School of Art. He received his BA in 1986 at Central Saint Martins and his MA from the Chelsea College of Arts, London. Doig returned to Trinidad in 2002 for an artist’s residency with his friend and fellow painter Chris Ofili and set up a studio at Caribbean Contemporary Arts near Port of Spain. His abstract figurative and landscape compositions draw on his experiences or art historical references, and he often finds inspiration in photographs, films, album covers, and artists he admires such as Paul Gauguin, Edward Hopper, and Edvard Munch. Music also plays a strong role.

Doig served as a trustee of the Tate (1995–2000), in 2008 was awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Prize of the Society for Modern Art, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, and in 2017 won the Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon Award. He has had solo shows throughout Europe and the United States, including a midcareer survey organized by Tate Britain in 2008 and an exhibition in 2013 at the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh. His work is in museums and collections throughout the world including the British Museum, London; the Goetz Collection, Munich; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris; the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Doig lives and works in London and Trinidad.

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