Michael Craig-Martin's work is concerned with the nature of representation and the role of the spectator, explored primarily through everyday objects. Born in Dublin and brought up in the United States, Craig-Martin has been living in Britain since 1966. He studied at the Yale School of Art and is widely acknowledged to have been an influential teacher, particularly at Goldsmiths College, London.
He has been exhibiting internationally since the late 1960s. Recent exhibitions have been at Chatsworth House, Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich and the Shanghai Himalayas Museum.