Born in 1963.
Lives and works in Dumfries, Scotland.

www.thatdonald.com

Selected Press

FRONTRUNNER, RIEN, Donald Urquhart, Autumn 2019
Elephant Magazine
, Donald Urquhart: 1978, Emily Steer, 11 June 2015
Mousse
, Diary Summer 2015 - Donald Urquhart: 1978, June–August 2015
Nero
, Facing Women, Donald Urquhart, Spring 2009

Solo Exhibitions

(C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition

2015

1978, Maureen Paley, London, UK

2013

Murdock Man, London, UK

2012

Big Jessie, The Brunswick Hotel, Glasgow, UK
Balls, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, Italy
Scottish Alphabet, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, UK
Shrimpy’s, The Filling Station, London, UK

2010

Bi, Herald St, & Maureen Paley, London, UK

2009

Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, Italy
Thank You for Listening, The Apartment, Vancouver, Canada

2008

Plagues, performance commission, Studio Voltaire, London, UK; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2007

52 Girls, Maureen Paley, London, UK
White Columns, New York, USA

2006

There’s a wee girl at my school, Herald St, London, UK
No Axe To Grind, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2005

Another Drama, Schnittraum, Cologne, Germany

2004

Listen to the Wine, Millers Terrace, London, UK

2003

The Beautiful Bend Story, Magnani, London, UK
A Present from the Zoo, Magnani. London, UK

Group Exhibitions

(C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition

2022

Together We Draw, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery , Hastings, UK

2019

Michael Jackson: On the wall, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany (C)
Scarlett Woman, The Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

2018

Michael Jackson: On the wall, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK; travelling to Grand Palais, Paris, France

2016

I still believe in miracles, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, UK

2015

X, curated by Sarah McCrory, Herald Street, London, UK
Friend of the Devil, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA

2014

Emotional Resources, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK
Open Eyes = Open Mind III, Concept Space, Shibukawa, Japan

2013

Freestyle. Perspectiva Del Dibujo Contemporáneo – Centro Cultural de Cajamurcia en Cartagena, Cartagena, Columbia
Artists in Print: 21 Years of Collaboration, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, UK

2012

Courtship of the Peoples, Simon Oldfield Gallery, London
XTRAVAGANZA, Staging Leigh Bowery, Kunsthalle Vienna

2011

I Sent My Love A Red, Red Rose, Team Gallery, New York.

2010

Herald St, Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Newspeak: British Art Now, The Saatchi Gallery, London. (C).
Tristes Tropiques, (curated by Pablo Leon de la Barra), The Barber Shop, Lisbon.

2009

Newspeak: British Art Now, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia.

2008

50 Moons of Saturn, The Second Turin Triennale, Turin. (C)
The Wizard of Oz, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco. (C)
Sack of Bones, Asia Song Society, New York
What Are You Like?, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London. (C)
In Drawing Purdy Hicks Gallery, London.
100 Years, 100 Artists, 100 Works of Art, Rochelle School, London.

2007

Das Kapital: Blue Chips and Masterpieces, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main

2006

Le Retour De La Colonne Durutti, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin.

2005

l’Entr’acte, Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London
I still believe in miracles/Drawing Space (part I), Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC au Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris. (C)
Inaugural, Herald St, London
Herald St & The Modern Institute present, GBE Modern, New York
Becks Futures, ICA, London
Other People’s Projects, Herald St, London, White Columns, New York
Consignia, Hiscox gallery, London

2004

The Black Album, Maureen Paley – Interim Art, London, November.
Publish & Be Damned, Cubitt, London
Wolfgang Tillmans presents, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
Concert in the Egg, The Ship, London

2003

Noel Noir, The Horse Hospital, London, Artangel Commission
Bootleg, Spitalfields Market, London

Solo Publications

2010

Vanity Fair
, Four Corners Books, London

2006

A Present from the Zoo, Schnittraum

Residencies

2012

Cité International des Arts, Paris, France

Selected Bibliography

2019

Buck, Louisa, Gender-bending 1980s muse paints the town Scarlett at Liverpool show opening, theartnewspaper.com, 31 July 2019

2018

Bradbury, Sarah, On the wall: Michael Jackson’s impact on contemporary art, a decade after his death, independent.co.uk, 29 June 2018
Collinson, Laura, Final commissioned portrait of Michael Jackson by Kehinde Wiley makes its debut in the UK, www.creativeboom.com, 29 June 2018
Lawless, Jill, Exhibition explores Michael Jackson as artists’ inspiration, miamiherald.com, 27 June 2018

2017

–––, artfixdaily.com, Michael Jackson's Influence on Art Explored in London Exhibition, 20 September 2017

2015

Capps, Emma, DONALD URQUHART: DRAG, DISCO AND PARANOIA, artcollector.net.au, 23 June 2015
Kilroy, Richard, Menswear Illustration, Thames and Hudson, London, 2015, p.267-27.
Porter, Charlie, Paranoia, disco, hell, vomit, charlieporter.net, 6 June 2015.
Sherwin, Skye, Donald Urquhart, The Guardian Guide, The Guardian, 13 June 2015, p. 36
Steer, Emily, Donald Urquhart: 1978, elephantmag.com, 11 June 2015.
–––, Diary Summer 2015, Mousse, #49 June-August 2015, p. 300.

2011

Coopey, Dan, On The Town, Art Review: Summer 2011, pp.180-181.
Hodge, Nicky, Art, Power, Diplomacy, Government Art Collection: The Untold Story, Scala Publishers Ltd, June 2011, pp.39-40.
Kendall, Hynam, The Beautiful Bender, Ponystep Magazine, Spring/Summer 2011, pp.47-53
Sherwin, Skye, 10 Image Makers You Should Meet: Donald Urquhart, Ten Men, Spring/Summer 2011, p.82.

2010

Sherwin, Skye, Artist of the week 84: Donald Urquhart, guardian.co.uk, 21 April 2010.
Sharp Reliefs; Donald Urquhart at Maureen Paley and Herald St, nowness.com, 8 April 2010.

2009

Art & Text, Black Dog Publishing, London, 2009, p.123
Fisher, Alice, Maureen, Fantastic Man, Autumn/Winter 2009, pp.148-155.
Rettemeyer, Christian, The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection; Catalogue Raisonné, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Urquhart, Donald, Facing Women, Nero, Spring 2009, pp.26-32.
Urqhuart, Donald, Grey Gardens at Art Car Boot Fair in London, June 14, greygardensnews.blogspot.com, 12 June 2009.

2008

Donald Urquhart, dailyserving.com, 26 January 2008.
Martin, Francesca, Saatchi to unleash fresh band of Young British Artists at his new London gallery, The Guardian G2, 9 April 2008, p.29.
Potts, Rachel, Art and music now, Garageland, issue 7, 2008.
McCarthy, Craig, Fly By Night: the new art of the club flyer, Thames & Hudson, 2008, pp.81-85.
What Are You Like?: Self-revealing artworks by people in the public eye, House of Illustration, 2008, pp.78-79.
Birnbaum, Daniel, 50 Moons of Saturn, The Second Turin Triennale, Skira, 2008.
The Wizard of Oz, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, 2008

2007

Kirwan-Taylor, Helen, The Painting’s on the Wall, ES Magazine, 29 June 2007, p.44.
Lack, Jessica, Donald Urquhart, The Guardian Guide, 8 September 2007, p.37.
Luke, Ben, Critic’s Picks, artforum.com, 20 September 2007.
Needham, Alex, Scotland: What’s the source of the black humor in Donald Urquhart’s work?, 032c, Winter 2007, p.30.
The Next Big Things, The Independent Magazine, June 2007, p.21.
MAP, March 2007.
Donald Urquhart: MAP Commission, MAP, Autumn 2007, pp.19-25.
Donald Urquhart: Yoko Ono, The P.i.X, March 2007.
Sumpter, Helen, Go behind the zines, Time Out, 25 July 2007, p.47.
Taylor, Craig, Are You Happy?, The Guardian: Weekend, 18 August 2007, p.61.
Thompson, Memei, Barnbrook & Urquhart: Sparky, total:spec, October 2007, p.129.

2006

Bonacina, Andrew, Donald Urquhart: L’Entr’acte, Frieze Projects: Artists’ Comissions and Talks 2003-2005, 2006.
Cohen, Tobi, Gallery, Herald Street, High Life, British Airways in-flight magazine, January 2006, p78.
extracts from: D’Souza, Christa, Frieze Frame, Vogue, UK, January 2006, p116-131 (127, 130).
Jacob, Sam, Consumed, Art Review, November 2006, p.37.
Under A Grand, Daily Telegraph, 28 March 2006.
The beautiful bend, Booklet No.4, 2006.
Top 100 Artists, Flash Art, October 2006, pp.68-69.

2005

Allan, Vicky, Visionon, Sunday Herald Magazine, 07 April 2005.
Akbar, Arifa, Anti-Sensation! Artist’s ‘discreet and quiet’ work wins £26,000 Beck’s Futures Prize, The Independent, 27 April 2005.
Anderson, Hephzibah, Beck’s Futures, Evening Standard, 21 March 2005.
Anderson, James, Brighter Future, Loaded Fashion, 31 March 2005.
Baram, Marcus, Fair Plays, Wall Street Journal, 23 September 2005.
Behrman, Pryle, Now you see it…, Galleries, 01 April 2005, p15.
Bones, Midget, Midget Bones Diary, Bizarre, June 2005, p35.
Blyth, Catherine, An Ideas Laboratory, The Times, 12 April 2005.
Comer, Stuart, Great and Hood, Artforum, 29 October 2005.
Cooper, Emmanuel, Shock and surprise are significant, Tribune, 15 April 2005.
Cooke, Lindy, Art, Sunday Telegraph, 13 March 2005.
Chadwick, Alan, ARTS News, Metro Scotland, 15 March 2005.
Charlesworth, JJ, Beck’s Futures, Modern Painters, May 2005.
Campbell-Johnston, Rachel, Laugh, cry, or try to get it, but it’s all acreative mess. The Times, 18 March 2005
Curry, Hazel, Art Makes Scents, Sunday Times Style Magazine, 27 March 2005.
Cumming, Laura, Tales from a shanty town, Observer Review, 27 March 2005.
Cornwall, Tim, Scots artists miss out on Beck’s Futures prize, Scotsman, 27 April 2005.
Darwent, Charles, A Tidy Show Indeed, Independent on Sunday, 20 March 2005, p25.
Davies, Serena, Futures Imperfect, Daily Telegraph, 05 March 2005, p20.
De Wit, Amy, The New Contemptibles, London Line, 21 April 2005.
Donald, Ann, The Beautiful and the Dead. Scotland on Sunday, 16 January 2005.
extracts from: D’Souza, Christa, Frieze Frame, Vogue, UK, January 2006, p116-131 (127, 130).
Eichler, Dominic, Donald Urquhart, Frieze, 01 June 2005, p147.
Grainger, Lisa, Meet at the Fair, Sunday Times Style, 16 October 2005.
Guner, Flsun, Calling the young at art, Metro, 21 March 2005.
Hacksworth, Nick, Playing to the Gallery, Evening Standard, 22 March 2005.
Hamlyn, Alexandra, What’s So Cool About Frieze, Kee Mag, September 2005.
Harrison, Eddie, Opportunity knocks, Metro Scotland, 24 May 2005.
Hedges, Ruth, Art Beat, The List Glasgow, 06 January 2005.
Horlock, Mary, The other art prize: it’s cabaret night for maverick minds, Financial Times, 31 March 2005.
Howe, Rupert, All the fun of the Fair, Carlos, September 2005, p18-22.
Kent, Sarah, Brewer’s Droop, Time Out, 30 March 2005.
Januszczak, Waldemar, …Beck’s Futures shows what a mess the ICA is in… The Sunday Times Culture, 20 March 2005.
Jeffery, Moira, Where the creative misfits in Beck’s?, Glasgow Herald, 01 June 2005.
Jinman, Richard, Smell of success: Scented art up for prize. The Guardian, 16 March 2005.
Jones, Jonathan, The Black Album, The Guardian, 10 January 2005.
Jones, Jonathan, Visions of ‘emotional landscapes’ seduce Beck’s judges, The Guardian, 27 April 2005, p11.
Kennedy, Alexander, Beck’s Futures, The List, 09 June 2005.
Leitch, Luke, Graveyard with a scent of art’s richest award, Evening Standard, 15 March 2005.
Lubbock, Tom, Instant Culture, The Independent Review, 15 March 2005.
McCade, Fiona, Save the world: just add water, Sunday Times, 20 March 2005, p12.
McDermott, Leon, Beck’s Futures, Metro Scotland, 01 June 2005.
McDermott, Leon, Beck’s Futures, Glasgow Herald, 26 May 2005.
Mottram, Jack, It’s not the winning, it’s the making art, Sunday Herald, 29 May 2005.
O’Reilly, Sally, The Black Album, Time Out, 12 January 2005.
Paterson, Toby, toby paterson on beck’s futures, bbc.co.uk, 21 March 2005.
Rifkind, Hugo, Whiff of success for artist with scent of the absurd, Sunday Times Scotland, 27 March 2005.
Sanchez, Alberto, Beck’s Futures 2005, Exit Express, March 2005.
Searle, Adrian, Say it with flowers, The Guardian, 22 March 2005.
Shannon, Sarah, A nose for novelty, Independent, 03 March 2005.
Stallwood, Oliver, Space Woman shoots down Jabba the Hutt, Metro London, 27 April 2005.
Swift, Simon, Beautiful Bender, The Pink Paper, 28 April 2005.
Urquhart, Donald, Top Ten: Donald Urquhart, ArtForum , September 2005, p108.
White, Ian, Art and film get spliced, Art Review, October 2005, p61-62.
Wright, Ben, The Big Frieze, The Business, 30 October 2005.
A Future Star, Evening Standard, 01 April 2005.
A nose for a picture, Soap Perfumary & Cosmetics, 09 April 2005.
Aktuell… Kunst-Shopping, Die Presse – Schaufenster, 22-28 October 2005, p42.
Art Beat, The List, 12 May 2005.
Artist’s baffling work wins £26,000, Birmingham Post, 27 April 2005.
Artist’s big win, Aberdeen Press & Journal. 27 April 2005.
Art is out of this world, Wigan Evening Post, 26 April 2005.
Artist scents the wiff of success, Evening Standard, 01 April 2005.
Artist scents success in battle for prize – but he’s up against Jabba, Barnsley Star, 26 April 2005.
Awards and Shortlists, Art Review, February 2005.
Beautiful Bend, Attitude, 01 May 2005.
Beck’s Appeal, Design Week, 13 January 2005.
Beck’s Futures 2005, Scotland on Sunday, 29 May 2005.
Beck’s Futures, Metro Life, 08 April 2005.
Beck’s Futures 2005, artrepublic,com, 22 March 2005.
Beck’s Futures, iD, May 2005.
Budding art wins Beck’s award, Glasgow Herald, 27 April 2005.
Cosemeticvs International talks to Chris Sheldrake, perfumer, Quest International, Cosmetics International, 22 March 2005.
Fragrance for Beck’s, MAP, Issue 1 Spring 05, 01 April 2005.
Frieze Art Fair, Vernissage Gallerien, October 2005.
Hit List, The List, 13 June 2005.
Hunt for sweet smell of success, Sandwell West Mid Express & Star, 26 April 2005.
In the right place at the right time: The making of Frieze, International Herald Tribune, 22-23 October 2005.
Jabba’s up for top art award, South Wales Argus, 26 April 2005.
On the scent of an artistic puzzle, Independent, 18 March 2005.
Opening this week, Metro Life, 18 March 2005.
Pick n Mix, Attitude, March 2005, p106.
Pick of the month, Arena, 01 April 2005.
Six Scent Success in Richest Arts Awards, PA News, 26 April 2005.
Smell of success for Arts Prize Contender, Press Association, 15 March 2005.
Smell of Success, Gay Times, 01 May 2005.
Smell of Success, Wales on Sunday, 22 March 2005.
Sweet smell of art installation, Birmingham Express & Star, 16 March 2005.
Ulmer, Brigitte, Auf dem Kunstrasen, Bolero, September 2005, p74-75.
Visual Art, The List, 26 May 2005.
Where you’ll find us this week, Boyz, 12 March 2005.
£26,000 Prize for Artist who leaves critics ‘baffled’, PA News, 26 April 2005.

2004

Andrew Hunt, Review, Frieze, November 2004.
Emily Pethick, Critics Picks, Artforum.com, September 2004.
Tillmans, Wolfgang, Wolfgang Tillmans on Donald Urquhart. Artforum, XLII Nº 5, January 2004, p139.
Miller, Phil, Dark art of Urquhart wins place on Becks prize shortlist. The Herald, 18 December 2004.
Turbulenz Protikus Projekte, 2004, p125.
Higgins, Charlotte, ICA unveils art prize shortlist, guardian.co.uk|Arts|news, December 17 2004.
Star Wars inspires art shortlist, bbc.co.uk|Entertainment|Arts, December 17 2004.
Edward, Rhiannon, Scots-based filmmaker shortlisted for the Beck’s Fututre art prize, The Scotsman, 18 December 2004.
Sherwin, Skye, Dig out your thinking cap and party frock, iD, April 2004, p68.
Noah, Sherna, Office Corridor Shortlisted for Richest Art Prize, scotsman.com, 16 December 2004.
Short List for Beck’s Futures 2005 Announced, artdaily.com, December 2004.
Brown, Jonathan, Beck’s Futures shortlist abandons the sensational for ‘more serious’ artworks, The Independent online edition, December 2004.
Beck’s Futures Shortlist Announced, artforum.com, December 2004.
Irving, Mark, I hate (and love) the ICA, December 2004.
Low, Valentine, Corridor shortlisted for arts prize, Evening Standard, December 2004.
Jabba slugs it out for £20.000, Metro, December 2004.
Higgins, Charlotte, ICA unveils art prize shortlist, The Guardian, December 2004.
Brooding on Beck’s, Design Week, December 2004.

2003

Stern, Steven, Donald Urquhart. Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2003-4, 17-20 October 2003.

2002

O’Neill Alistair, A Present from the Zoo. Marmalade, Nº 1, February 2002.