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Mark Wigan

Wigan first gained attention in the early 1980s with his nightclub illustrations for i-D Magazine and the NME, going on to paint murals at the Limelight clubs in London and New York at Andy Warhol’s suggestion, no less. Many of his most ambitious projects have taken place in Japan, including the launch of his own art to wear merchandise shops, murals for nightclubs and city expos, animation for TV commercials and set designs for Japanese TV shows. His work has been exhibited across the globe, from the ICA London, to the Circulo des Bellas Artes in Madrid and the Spiral Gallery, Tokyo. More recently Mark Wigan has been lecturing, leading degree courses in Graphic Design and Illustration at Salford University and Camberwell College of Arts in London. He currently lectures at Hull School of Art and Design and has written five books on contemporary graphic art and illustration published by AVA Publishing which have become key texts on the subject. His most recent project is the directing and co-curating of the worlds first Museum of Club Culture in Hull’s new creative and cultural quarter, The Fruitmarket.