BIOGRAPHY

Ansel Krut employs deceptively bold lines and color blocking to totemize the symbols of contemporary global culture. His fierce images offer a view of our contemporary fixations with the self, consumption, violence, death, and ever-volatile social movements. His keen awareness of the power of symbols is born of his background.

BORN

Born 1959, Cape Town, South Africa.

LIVES AND WORKS

London


AWARDS & EDUCATION

BA, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

MA, Royal College of Art, London.

Awards

1986 –1987 Abbey Major Scholarship in Painting, British School at Rome.

1982 –1983 CitéInternationale des Arts, Paris.

Academic Appointments

2006 –2014: Lecturer in Painting Royal College of Art, London

2005 –2007: Drawing Fellow Wimbledon College of Art, London

2004 –2012: Artist–lecturer at The National Gallery, London

COLLECTED BY A MAJOR INSTITUTION

The Wellcome Trust Collection, London; Pinault Collection, Paris; The Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven; The Davis Museum at  Wellesley College, Wellesley; The Tang Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs; The Jewish Museum, New York.