Adam Dant (b. 1967, Cambridge) lives and works in London. Studied Graphic Design at Liverpool School of Art (1985-1989) and at MS University Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, India (1988), and Fine Art Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London (1989-1991). Dant creates dense and elaborate drawings, thoroughly researched and often possessed of a dysfunctional logic. Mishap and folly proliferate his work and he has been described as someone who "delights in serious craziness that pokes fun at our contemporary media by proposing charismatically strange alternative perspectives". In 2002 Dant was the recipient of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, and in 2015 was selected as the official Election Artist documenting the 2015 UK General Election. Select solo exhibitions include The Budge Row Bibliotheque, Bloomberg Space, London (2015); Soerditch: Diary of a Neighbourhood, 11 Spitalfields, London (2013); From the Library of Dr. London, Hales Gallery, London (2012); Adam Dant– Unusual Cartography of East London, Town House Antiques, London (2011); and Dant on Drink: Drawings about Drinking in Britain, Hales Gallery, London (2010) and New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK (2010). Select group exhibitions include The British Figure, Flowers Gallery, London (2015); Royal Scotting Academy Summer Show, Edinburgh, Scotland (2013); The Artists of Spitalfields Life, Ben Pentreath Ltd., London (2012); AgitPOP, Guided by Invoices, New York (2012); and The Royal Family, Hayward Gallery Project Space, London (2011). The artist is represented by Hales Gallery, London.
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