Artists Tony Cragg

Tony Cragg

Tony Cragg (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 accolades include Winner of the Tate Gallery London’s Turner Prize (1988), CBE for services to art, the prestigious Piepenbrock Award for Sculpture, Germany (2002) and the Praemium Imperial, Japan (2007). 

His works have been displayed in public spaces around the world, notably at Duomo di Milano, Italy (2015); Madison Square Garden, New York (2014) and Exhibition Road, London (2012).

Internationally, he has exhibited independently at innumerable public galleries, including the Heydar Aliyev Art Centre, Azerbaijan (2014); National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan (2014); the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (2012); 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 Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1997).

In addition, his works have appeared in group shows at Glasstress at the 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy (2015); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA (2012); the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2011); Louvre, Paris, France (2011); MoMA (2005); Tate Liverpool (2005); National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (2002); and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice (2002). 

Tony Cragg


1969-70 Gloucestershire College of Art, Cheltenham, England

1970-73 Wimbledon School of Art, London, England

1973-77 Royal College of Art, London, England

selected exhibitions

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2019 Tony Cragg – New Works, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany

2018 Tony Cragg, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Anthony Cragg: Human Nature, Istanbul Modern
TONY CRAGG: SIX SCULPTURES, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia

2017 Tony Cragg: Recent Sculptures, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Tony Cragg, MUDAM, Luxembourg

2016 Tony Cragg, Lisson Gallery, London
Tony Cragg at Djurgården, Stockholm
Tony Cragg Restrospective: Parts of the World, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal

2015 Galerie Buchmann, Berlin
Runner, Düsseldorfer Dreischeibenhaus

2014 Tony Cragg Neue Arbeiten Dusseldorf, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany

2013 Tony Cragg Accurate Figure Paris Marais, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris France
Tony Cragg Waldzimmer Buchmann Box, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin Germany

2011 Tony Cragg, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Seeing Things, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

2010 Tony Cragg, Lisson Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2009 Saatl. Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin

2007 Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Tony Cragg; The Potential of Things, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Germany

2006  Lisson Gallery, London
Das Potential der Dinge, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin
Sculptures, Buchmann Gallery, Berlin
Revelation, The Lowry, Manchester
Galerie Jiri Svestka, Prague
Piazza d’Armi, Olympic Games Torino 2006, Torino

2005 Sculpture, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland