David Musgrave

David Musgrave (b.1973, Stockton-on-Tees, UK) lives and works in London. He studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design and at Wimbledon College of Art, and is currently a Lecturer in Fine Art at Chelsea. Musgrave creates understated yet poignant works that demand a level of scrutiny and contemplation rarely encouraged in most forms of contemporary culture. The speculative potential of visual experience lies at the very heart of his practice, and the rewards for the viewer lie in an intellectual engagement with the games of illusion played by the artist, as well as an enjoyable aesthetic encounter. Musgrave has exhibited extensively, including recent solo exhibitions at greengrassi, London and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles. His work has been included in various group exhibitions at institutions throughout Europe and the Americas, including Kunstverein Freiburg; Tate Britain, London; CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux; and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO. Musgrave’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; and Tate, London. In January 2013 Musgrave’s digital animation Studio golem was broadcast on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. He is represented by Luhring Augustine, NY.

Last updated: 15.10.2014


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