'I come from a generation in England that considered making money or trying to promote yourself to be morally suspect.'

Born in Essex, England, Donwood studied Fine Art at the University of Exeter where he first met Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke. The lifelong collaboration between band and artist was initiated when Yorke asked Donwood to contribute art for Radiohead’s original My Iron Lung EP (1994). 

 

Donwood’s paintings, drawings and prints address socio-political issues, often employing satire that draws comparisons to Hogarth, Insa and Banksy. He has been the official artist of the Glastonbury music festival since 2002 and has won two Grammys for his artwork for Radiohead’s albums Amnesiac and In Rainbows. He has exhibited at galleries in the UK, USA, Australia, Italy, Spain, Japan and the Netherlands, as well as at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht. He lives and works in Brighton, England.   

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

'Unsettling Landscapes: The Art of the Eerie, St Barbe Museum', Lymington (2021-22) 

'How to Disappear Completely', Christie's, London (2021) 

'Between the bliss and me', TIN MAN ART, London (2021)

'Right Here Right Now', Jealous X Saatchi Gallery Group Show, Saatchi Gallery, London (2021)

'Way Out', Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton (2021)

'The Uncanny Scenery of a Dream', Jealous Gallery, London (2021)

'Strangeness', Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton (2020)

'Bad Island: Linocuts', 4 Chance Street, London (2020)

'Arborealis',  Jealous Gallery, London (2019)

'Watermarks', Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton (2018)

'Invalid Response', Jealous Gallery, London (2018)

'Paintings From A Moon Shaped Pool', Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands (2017)

'The Panic Office, Carriageworks', Sydney, Australia (2015)

'Dream Cargo', Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London (2015)

'Hollywood Dooom', Chapter, Cardiff, Wales (2014)

'Apocalypse Boutique', Hang-up, London (2013)

'Far Away Is Close At Hand In Images Of Elsewhere', The Outsiders, London (2013)

'Atomic Drawing Room', The Enterprise, London (2013)

'Occupational Hazard', Ink_d, Brighton (2012)

'Lost Angeles', Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, USA (2012)

'Black Maze: The Minotaur', Old Vic Tunnels, London (2011)

'Work on Paper', The Outsiders, London (2011)

'Palimpsest', Mondo Bizzarro, Rome, Italy (2010)

'Over Normal', Fifty24SF, San Francisco, USA (2010)

'Red Maze', Schunck, Heerlen, Netherlands (2010)

'El Chupacabra', Weapon of Choice, Bristol (2009)

'Printed Papers',  Ink_d, Brighton (2009)

'Everybody's Happy Nowadays', VIPs, Amsterdam (2008)

'I Love The Modern World', BTAP, Tokyo, Japan (2008)

'If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now', Lazarides, London (2007)

'Department of Reclusive Paranoia', VIPS, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2007)

'Dead Children Playing', Iguapop, Barcelona, Spain (2006)

'London Views', Lazarides, London (2006)

 

AWARDS

 

GRAMMY, Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package - In Rainbows (2009)

GRAMMY, Best Recording Package - Amnesiac - Special Limited Edition (2002)

 

EDUCATION

 

1988 - 1991 

Exeter College of Art: Fine Art

1987

North East Essex School of Art: Art Foundation