Adam Dant

Biography:

Adam Dant studied Fine Art Printmaking at The Royal College of Art, MS University, Baroda, India, Liverpool School of Art and HDK Berlin. He was the recipient of The Rome Scholarship in Printmaking in 1993 and in 2003 was the winner of The Jerwood Drawing Prize.

Dant’s large scale ‘narrative’ ink drawings combine depictions of familiar public spaces and monuments with various mythologies and histories to expose our quotidian environment as an arena saturated in visual cyphers and underpinned by latent political metaphor.

Dant’s museum show ‘Dant on Drink’ at ‘The New Art Gallery Walsall’ engaged with the history, politics, language and culture of The British relationship with drink through  huge tableau drawings and various pieces of printed ephemera.

Recent commissions have seen Adam Dant working as the official artist of ‘The Queen’s Jubilee Thames Pageant’ on behalf of the Port of London authority, as ‘The Official 2015 General Election Artist’ for The Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art and in 2016 as Artist in Residence for Christie’s on their 250th anniversary. 

 

Adam Dant’s work is exhibited internationally and is in the collections of Tate Britain, MOMA New York, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Musee D’Art Contemporain, Lyon, HRH Prince of Wales, Museum of London, UK Parliament & various other public and private collections.