b. 1949, England/Germany
Lives in Wuppertal, Germany
British sculptor Tony Cragg is one of the most highly acclaimed and influential sculptors of his generation. Having maintained a consistently high international profile since the 1980s his work has contributed significantly to the discourse around contemporary sculpture. At the centre of his sculptural practice is an interest in the relationship between materials, science and the body.
Tony Cragg’s international accolades include Winner of the Turner Prize (1988), CBE for services to art, the prestigious Piepenbrock Award for sculpture (2002) and the Praemium Imperial (2007). Internationally, he has exhibited independently at innumerable public galleries, including the Scottish National Gallery (2011); Museum of Modern art, Malaga (2007); the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (2003); Neue National Gallerie, Berlin (2001); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (1997) and Whjitechapel Art Gallery, London (1997). In addition, his works have appeared in group shows at the Louvre (2001); the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2011); MoMA (2005); Tate Liverpool (2005); National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (2002); and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice (2002).
Gow Langsford Gallery has represented him since 2004.