Peter Doig/ Peter Doig

United Kingdom 1959

Postmodernism

Peter Doig
Peter Doig
Male
United Kingdom
1959

A leader of his generation, Peter Doig is a Scottish artist who was able to propose a new set of questions and alter the way we understand art. In a time when new techniques were dominating and when painters and painting, in general, were considered quaintly anachronistic, he forged a new painterly language: an ironic mix of Romanticism and post-impressionism to create haunting landscape vistas. Well known for the exotic atmospheres and dreamy narratives that appear in his work, executed in an uncommonly rich color palette and with a unique material sensibility, Doig has created some of the most resonant and evocative images in contemporary painting, placing him among the most inventive painters working today. But he’s more than ‘just’ a creator – he is also a sophisticated visual thinker, endlessly preoccupied with the process and history of painting.

Peter Doig said on paper and in email to New York Times that his search for justice was genuine
Peter Doig – Echo Lake – image via tate.org.uk

Early Life and Education

On 17 April 1959, Peter Doig, one of the most renowned living figurative painters, was born in Edinburgh. In 1962, he relocated to Trinidad with his family, and four years later, to Canada. At 17, he dropped out of school to work on oil rigs in the prairies, a chastening experience during which he began drawing seriously for the first time. Having decided to get himself educated in art, he chose London, home of his favorite punk bands, moving there in 1979. He attended a foundation course at Wimbledon School of Art and studied at St Martin’s School of Art, where the prevailing lyrical abstraction caused him to react and rebel against it. The painter received his MA from the Chelsea School of Art in 1990. In the mid-1980s, he lived in Montreal and had a studio in London. He worked as a dresser (a part-time job) at the English National Opera in 1989. As an artist, he achieved wide acclaim and recognition in the mid-1990s, both nationally and internationally. In 2000, Doig was invited to return to Trinidad, to take up artist’s residency. He permanently moved to the island in 2002 and set up a studio at the Caribbean Contemporary Arts Center near Port of Spain. He also became a professor at the Fine Arts Academy in Düsseldorf, Germany. A year later, he started a weekly film club, StudioFilmClub with a Trinidadian artist Che Lovelace. His part in the studio is, besides choosing and screening the films, painting posters advertising the week’s film.[1]

While working on oil rigs in the prairies, Doig began drawing seriously for the first time

Peter Doig wrote an article on paper for new york times describing his search for inspiration.
Peter Doig – 100 Years Ago, 2001 – image via peterdoig.mbam.qc.ca

Peter Doig Art

Speaking quietly, Doig appears at once shy and commanding, expressing himself through flurries of words and ideas, exuding a sense of inner sureness about the value of what he does. He also seems equally interested in both figure and landscape. Some of the landscapes are abstract while others are influenced by the snowy scenes of his childhood in Canada. Most often, however, his work originates in some sort of cinematic of photographic sources. His uncanny ability to pour his emotions and intuition in these allows him to end somewhere else. The result is an artwork with an incredible amount of painterly energy and an enormous depth. “You try to create scenarios and atmospheres in your paintings. I don’t set out to be deliberately sinister, but I always wanted to make paintings that told stories and suggested things.”[2] As mentioned above, in a time when painting appeared increasingly irrelevant compared to other contemporary artistic trends, Doig stubbornly rose as a painter whose enigmatic images of abandoned houses, frozen forests and lone figures in canoes seemed to champion traditional painterly values – colour, texture, space – while bringing to them a sense of unease that feels very much of our time.

And indeed, looking at his quintessential work The Architect’s Home in the Ravine, with its lattice of foliage breaking up the surface of the artwork, one might feel unsure whether what he/she’s looking at is figurative or ultimately abstract. Plainly in view but physically inaccessible, the work is half obliterated with an underbrush as dense as a half-finished Pollock and the scene becomes foreboding: something out of an Edward Hopper or an Andrew Wyeth artwork. In short, Peter Doig reinvented the way a picture is meant to be looked at. In our visual culture, we’re used to reading pictures – we read the information. Whether they’re on the Internet, on Television, or in the papers, we only read information – but in the case of Doig’s pieces, we sympathize with them. Coming to an ordinary exhibition, people will simply walk by the works, giving them all a fragment of their attention. At Doig’s exhibitions, the spectators don’t walk through it. They sit in front of the pieces, immersing themselves in them. And it is this immersion – the idea of the picture focusing on our existence because it is out of focus that makes his paintings so utterly fascinating.

Peter Doig expresses himself through flurries of words and ideas, exuding a sense of inner sureness about the value of what he does

Peter Doig was featured in new york times and chicago gallery press 2016 regarding his court case
Peter Doig – Cabin Essence, 1993-4 – image via artnews.com

Inspiration and Style

Apart from personal experiences, his inspiration comes from movie scenes, record album covers, newspaper clippings, and works of artists like Edvard Munch, Claude Monet, and Gustav Klimt. While his works are based on photographs (sometimes found, sometimes his own) his style can’t be categorized as and is not photorealism. His series of paintings, created in the late 1990s, allude from where his inspiration is coming from. Country-Rock (Wing-Mirror) (1999), a piece that depicts a tunnel, on which an unknown artist, for more than two decades has painted a rainbow, which authorities were constantly trying to remove, is a familiar landmark in Toronto, which confirms the influence that Canadian scenery left on him. To this also points his use of canoes in his practice, which are freight symbol of Canada. His use of unusual color combinations, and presenting scenes from unexpected angles, contribute to magic realistic feel that his art leaves to the viewer.

To enter Doig’s imagery is to enter a dream world, a dream-like universe. The images, according to the artist himself, come to him in the state between being awake and falling asleep. His paintings deal in reflections, and it’s a recurrent feature. There are things between depth and the viewers that look like a dirt on the lens, or we have an impression that something is in our eyes – only to realize that it is delicately painted snow or branches. In many ways, the painting is a medium that requires time for its observers to move through it. Looking at Doig’s works is like traveling – and many of them reflect travels. Pretty much all of them deal with what the viewers perform in front of them. They look at the pieces to find out if it is a reflection of them. Doig has a very distinctive style, as he creates images so intense that they possess the power to suck the observers in, expanding their world, what they have experienced and what they know.

To enter Doig’s imagery is to enter a dream world, a dream-like universe

Peter Doig was also featured in the chicago news regarding his work on paper.
Peter Doig – Grande Riviere, 2001-02 – image via peterdoig.mbam.qc.ca

Exhibitions, Awards, and Auction Results

Doig had many exhibitions over the years. His major solo exhibitions would include exhibitions at Tate Britain (2008), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Dallas Museum of Art (2005), Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2004), Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht (2003), and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1998). His first solo exhibition since 2008, was in 2012 when he inaugurated Michael Werner Gallery’s new location in London’s Mayfair. Until 2013, he didn’t had major exhibitions in his home country. First major one was titled No Foreign Lands and took place at Scottish National Gallery, in Edinburgh, from 3 August to 3 November 2013. There he showed works he created in the past decade, much of which the artist spent in Trinidad. Often tropical in their subject matter, these are paintings of intense color on a monumental scale.[3]

Doig received Whitechapel Artist Prize in 1991, shortly after his graduation from the Chelsea School of Art. In 1993, he won the first prize at the John Moores exhibition with his painting Blotter. In 1994, he was nominated for the Turner Prize. The winner was the popular sculptor Antony Gormley, while other nominees were video artist Northern Irish-born Willie Doherty, whose work The Only Good One Is A Dead One was the first video piece to be nominated for the prize and multi-media Shirazeh Houshiary. From 1995 to 2000, he was a trustee of the Tate Gallery. He was honored with amfAR’s Award of Excellence for Artistic Contributions to the Fight Against AIDS in 2009.

The painter had some formidable auction results in the past. His painting, titled White Canoe, was sold at Sotheby’s for $11.3 million in 2007, which was a record at the time for a living European artist. Night Playground (1997–98), sold in 2009 by Joel Mallin, a New York collector, went for $5 million at a Christie’s auction in London (the estimate was $3 million). The Architect’s Home in the Ravine (1991) also at Christie’s London, was auctioned at £7.66 million. Jetty, a 1994 canvas of a lone figure on a dock at sunset, was sold by a César Reyes (a psychiatrist who is one of the artist’s biggest collectors) for $11.3 million. In 2014, his Gasthof reached $17,038,276 at the Christie’s auction. A year later, his painting Swamped, depicting a canoe in a moonlit lagoon, has fetched nearly $26m (£16.6m) at a record-breaking auction in the US.[4]

Group or solo, Doig’s exhibitions are always covered by the news

Peter Doig
Peter Doig – Fisherman Boys, 2013 (Left) / Stranger (Fisher), 2013 (Right) – image courtesy of Galerie Fluegel-Roncak

Peter Doig in Court – a Bizarre Trial

Recently, Peter Doig has been a subject of an extremely bizarre lawsuit that was followed by a film-like and even more bizarre trial. Former Canadian prison official Robert Fletcher claimed that he had bought a certain painting from the artist forty years ago. He insisted that the painting was bought from Doig for $100 in 1976 when the artist was serving a sentence for LSD possession at Thunder Bay Correctional Centre in Ontario, where Fletcher worked at the time. Yet, the painting was signed “Pete Doige 76”. After Fletcher tried to sell the work, Doig disavowed of it claiming he had never painted it. Fletcher and the art dealer filed a lawsuit against him for interfering with the sales and plummeting the painting’s worth. What followed was a weird trial where artist’s claims and former whereabouts were put to question.

Doig claimed he had never been in prison and that he had been attending high school in Ontario at the time, but Fletcher insisted that the records of the prison sentence were erased not to jeopardize the artist’s career. Additionally, the artist stated the signature was not his, that he hasn’t been painting on canvas at the time and that he has never painted a single painting in acrylic, as this one was. After an agonizing cross-examining, the judge ruled that it was a case of mistaken identity.[5] There was a certain Peter Edward Doige who has spent time in Thunder Bay during the 1970s who have died in 2012, and his sister confirmed it was, in fact, the work of her late brother. This was certainly a quite unique and bizarre case, as this was the first time that the living artist had to fight such accusations, as it is widely accepted that their word concerning the authenticity of a work is final. The justice finally prevailed for Peter Doig.

Peter Doig said that signature wasn’t his and that he hasn’t been painting on canvas at the time

Peter Doig
Peter Doig – Untitled (Canoe), 2008 (Left) / Cyril’s Bay, 2008 (Right) – image courtesy of Galerie Fluegel-Roncak

The Market Has It Right This Time

Doig’s works are being sold for record-breaking amounts at auctions. And while sometimes the market makes mistakes, overpricing certain creators and their pieces, there isn’t such a mistake present in the case of Peter Doig. People who buy his creations are assured they will survive the test of time and are willing to invest in sheer quality. Why wouldn’t they be? Peter Doig is “a jewel of genuine imagination, sincere work, and humble creativity”.[6] Not only an immensely talented artist, he is also a profound thinker and a scholar, ready to transfer his knowledge to his students at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. His paintings take the mind to new places, far-off places, forgotten places. Even though he paints landscapes, it would make no sense to call him a landscape artist. Rather, he creates spooky fictional places inhabited by bizarre outcasts.

He is represented by Weng Contemporary, Kunzt Gallery and Galerie Fluegel-Roncak.

Peter Doig lives and works in Trinidad.

References:

  1. Schapiro J.-J. Peter Doig: Interview, Michael Werner [November 10,2016]
  2. Hudson M. Peter Doig interview: the triumph of painting, The Telegraph [November 10,2016]
  3. Peter Doig | No Foreign Lands, Scottish National Gallery [November 10,2016]
  4. New record for Edinburgh-born artist Peter Doig’s canoe painting, BBC [November 10,2016]
  5. Artist Peter Doig wins case over painting he said was not his work, BBC [November 10,2016]
  6. Jones J. Stroke of genius: Peter Doig’s eerie art whisks the mind to enchanted places, The Guardian [November 10,2016]

Featured image: Peter Doig at his London studio – photo credits Martin Godwin, courtesy of The Guardian

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Progressive Praxisde la Cruz Collection, MiamiGroup
2016Towards NightTowner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, United KingdomGroup
2015Body ShopMichael Werner Gallery, LondonGroup
2015Forces in NatureVictoria Miro, LondonGroup
2015You've Got to Know the Rules... to Break Themde la Cruz Collection, MiamiGroup
2015Flora, Fauna and Other Forms of LifeMichael Werner Gallery, New YorkSolo
2015Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Selects from the V-A-C collection: Natures, Natural and UnnaturalWhitechapel Gallery, LondonGroup
2015Peter DoigFondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, at the Palazzetto Tito, VeniceSolo
2014Peter DoigFondation Beyeler, Basel, SwitzerlandSolo
2014Peter DoigModern Art, Humlebaek, DenmarkSolo
2014Private Utopia: Contemporary Art from the British Council CollectionToyko Station Gallery, Japan; touring to Itami City Museum of Art, Japan; Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan; Kochi Museum of Art, Japan; Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New ZealandGroup
2014Imaginary Portraits: Prince IgorGallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera, New YorkGroup
2013No Foreign LandsNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh; travelling to Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, MontrealSolo
2013Early WorksMichael Werner Gallery, New York; travelling to Michael Werner Gallery, LondonSolo
2013Tumescence: Peter Doig, Sigmar Polke, Peter Saul, Michael WilliamsMichael Werner, New YorkGroup
2013Cloud Illusions I RecallIrish Museum of Modern Art, DublinGroup
2012Juwelen im Rheingold: 10 Jahre Sammlung RheingoldKunsthalle DusseldorfGroup
2012Spectral LandscapeMuseum of Contemporary Canadian Art, OntarioGroup
2012New PaintingsMichael Werner Gallery, LondonSolo
2012A ciel ouvert. Le Nouveau PleinairismeMusee national des beaux-arts, QuebecGroup
2012Rendez-vous der Maler II: Malerei an der Kunstakademie Dusseldorf von 1986 bis heuteKunstakademie Dusseldorf, DusseldorfGroup
2012BLICKWECHSEL ' Landschaft zwischen Bedrohung & Idylle. Von der Neuen Sachlichkeit bis heuteTiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, InnsbruckGroup
2012Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and DisfigurationMuseum of Modern Art, New YorkGroup
2012The World as Will and WallpaperLe Consortium, DijonGroup
2011Siegfried + Poster ProjectGallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera, New York; travelling to Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, ParisSolo
2011Perfect Man IIWhite Columns, New YorkGroup
2011Flowers for SummerMichael Werner Gallery, New YorkGroup
2011Compass Drawings from the Museum of Modern ArtMoma, New York, NYGroup
2010Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON Group
2010Self ConsciousnessVW, BerlinGroup
2010Kupferstichkabinett:Between Thought and ActionWhite Cube, Hoxton Square, LondonGroup
2010The GatheringYorkshire Sculpture parks, YSP, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UKGroup
2010At Home-Not at HomeHessel Museum of Art, New YorkGroup
2010Portraits 2Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, TokyoGroup
2010AccrochageGalerie Boisseree, CologneGroup
2010In The Company of AliceVictoria Miro Gallery, LondonGroup
2009QuodlibetGalerie Daniel Buchholz, BerlinGroup
2009Peter DoigGavin Brown’s enterprise and Michael Werner Gallery, New YorkSolo
2009Peter Doig and Stephen HoughWestminster Cathedral, LondonGroup
2009Peter Doig: Not for SaleContemporary Fine Arts, BerlinSolo
2009Compass In Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings CollectionMuseum of Modern Art, New YorkGroup
2008Peter DoigTate Britain, London, UK; Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, GermanySolo
2008Marlon Brando, Pocahontas, and MeAspen Art Museum, CO, curated by Jeremy DellerGroup
2007The Painting of Modern LifeHayward Gallery, London, UKGroup
2007Very Abstract and Hyper FigurativeThomas Dane Gallery, LondonGroup
2007Hunky DoryGary Tatintsian Gallery, MoscowGroup
2006Altered ImageEquinox Gallery, VancouverGroup
2006Whitney Biennial: Day For NightWhitney Museum of American Art, New YorkGroup
2006SITE Santa Fe BiennialSante Fe, New MexicoGroup
2006StudioFilmClubBallroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas, U.S.Solo
2006Tate TriennialTate, LondonGroup
2006Surprise, SurpriseInstitute of Contemporary Art, LondonGroup
2006Go West Young ManMuseum der Bildenden Kunste, LeipzigSolo
2006Secret Public. The Last Days of the British Underground 1978-1988Kunstverein, MunichGroup
2005Rene Daniels, Peter Doig, Silke Otto-KnappGavin Brown’s enterprise, New YorkGroup
2005Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on PaperAndrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2005Ideal Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary ArtSchirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, GermanyGroup
2005The Big BangCentre Pompidou, ParisGroup
2005The Triumph of PaintingSaatchi Gallery. London, EnglandGroup
2005StudiofilmclubMuseum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle Zürich, SwitzerlandSolo
2005Works on PaperDallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, U.S.; Gallery of Windsor, FloridaSolo
2004Contemporary PaintingColby College Museum of Art, Waterville, MEGroup
2004MetropolitainPinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Kestnergellschaft, Hannover, GermanySolo
2004HutsDouglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin IrelandGroup
2004Carnegie InternationalCarnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PAGroup
2003Pittura-Painting: From Rauschenberg to Murakami 1964-200350th Venice Biennale, Venice, ItalyGroup
2003Charley’s SpaceBonnefanten, Maastricht, NetherlandsSolo
2003Charley’s SpaceCarre d’Art Contemporain, Nimes, FranceSolo
2003Peter DoigThe Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, ILSolo
2003Days Like TheseTate Triennale Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Tate Britain, LondonGroup
2002DEAR PAINTER…Paint MeCentre G. Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Schirn Kunsthalle FrankfurtGroup
2002100 years agoVictoria Miro Gallery, London, UKSolo
2002CavepaintingSanta Monica Museum of Modern Art, with Chris Ofili and Laura Owens, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2002Peter Doig: Works on PaperMichael Werner Gallery, New YorkSolo
2002Art + Mountains: Conquistadors of the UselessThe Alpine Club, London, EnglandGroup
2002Peter Doig the PrintsThe Bailey Collection, TorontoSolo
2001Peter DoigMorris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver; National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, TorontoSolo
2001Works on Paper from Acconci to ZittelVictoria Miro Gallery, LondonGroup
2001EUStephen Friedman Gallery, London, UKGroup
2001Extended PaintingMonica de Cardenas, Milan, ItalyGroup
2001Works on PaperThe Kerlin Gallery, DublinGroup
2001The Way I See ItGalerie Jennifer Flay, ParisGroup
2001About the Bayberry BushThe Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NYGroup
2000Peter Doig, Michael RaedeckerRaucci-Santamaria Gallery, Naples, ItalyGroup
2000Twisted: Urban and Visionary Landscapes in contemporary PaintingVan Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NetherlandsGroup
2000Spot OnVictoria Miro Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2000OOBarbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2000Almost GrownThe Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, IrelandSolo
2000Echo-LakeBerkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MOSolo
2000From a Distance: Approaching LandscapeThe Institute of Contemporary Art, BostonGroup
1999Country-rockContemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, GermanySolo
1999Contemplating PollockVictoria Miro Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
1999Group ShowBonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1999Examining PicturesMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, ILGroup
1999Peter Doig and Udomsak KrisanamisThe Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, EnglandGroup
1999Peter DoigFruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, ScotlandSolo
1999River Deep Mountain HighGallery Westland Place, London, EnglandGroup
1999From A-B and Back AgainRoyal College of Art, LondonGroup
1999Wing-mirrorGavin Brown's enterprise, New York, N.Y. Solo
1999Version (drawings)Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, N.Y. Solo
1999VersionKunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, SwitzerlandSolo
1998SundayCabinet Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
1998Blizzard seventy-sevenKunsthalle Nurnberg, Germany; Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, EnglandSolo
1998ArnolfiniBristol, EnglandSolo
1998Buffalo StationVictoria Miro Gallery, London, EnglandSolo
1998About Vision: New British Paintings in the 1990Laing Art Gallery, NewcastleGroup
1997About Vision: New British Paintings in the 1990Christchurch Mansion, IpswichGroup
1997New Found LandscapeKerlin Gallery, Dublin, IrelandGroup
1997AlpenblickKunsthalle, Wien, AustriaGroup
1997Package Holiday, New British Art in the Ophiuchus CollectionThe Hydra Workshop, Hydra, GreeceGroup
1997Malerei 4Galerie Monika Spruth, Dusseldorf, GermanyGroup
1996About Vision: New British Paintings in the 1990sThe Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, ScotlandGroup
1996There's a painting on the wall, a collaboration with Matthew HiggsAnthony Wilkinson Fine Art, London, EnglandGroup
1996Answered prayersContemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, GermanyGroup
1996BelladonnaICA, London, EnglandGroup
1996Faustrecht der Freiheit, Kunstsammlung GeraNeues Museum Weserberg, Bremen,GermanyGroup
1996About Vision: New British Paintings in the 90'sMuseum of Modern Art, Oxford, EnglandGroup
1996Peter DoigGavin Brown's enterprise, New York, N.Y. Solo
1996FreestyleVictoria Miro Gallery, London, UKSolo
1996HomelyGesellschaft fur Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, GermanySolo
1996Small PaintingsRiding House Editions, London, EnglandSolo
1995BlotterContemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, GermanySolo
1995Zombie GolfBurbage House, London, EnglandGroup
1994Imprint 93Cabinet Gallery, LondonGroup
1994The Turner Prize ExhibitionTate Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
1994Moyra Davey, Peter DoigGavin Brown's enterprise, New York, NYGroup
1994Unbound: Possibilities in PaintingHayward Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
1994Prix Eliette von KarajanSalzburg, Vienna, ParisGroup
1994New VoicesBritish Council touring exhibitionGroup
1994Group Painting exhibitionVictoria Miro Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
1994Concrete CabinsVictoria Miro Gallery, London, EnglandSolo
1994Peter DoigGavin Brown's enterprise, New York, NYSolo
1994Here and NowSerpentine Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
1993Moving into ViewRoyal Festival Hall, London, EnglandGroup
1993Twelve StarsBarbican Center, London, EnglandGroup
1993Project Unite FirminyFirminy Vert, FranceGroup
1993Exhibition 18John Moores, Liverpool, EnglandGroup
1992Inside a MicrocosmLaure Genillard Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
1992New VoicesCentre Albert Borschette, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
1991Whitechapel Artist AwardWhitechapel Art Gallery, London, EnglandSolo
1991Barclays Young Artist AwardSerpentine Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
1990Into the NinetiesMall Galleries, London, EnglandGroup
1990Peter DoigArticule, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaSolo
1986The Naked CityAir Gallery, London, EnglandSolo
1985Things as They AreRiverside Studios, London, EnglandGroup
1984Peter DoigMetropolitan Gallery, London, EnglandSolo
1983New ContemporariesI.C.A., London, EnglandGroup
1982New ContemporariesI.C.A., London, EnglandGroup