Douglas White was born in 1977 in Guildford. Between 1997 and 2000 he read Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and graduated with an MA in Sculpture at Royal College of Art in 2005. He lives and works in London. A selection of solo and group exhibitions include: Finding Form, Art First, London; Evolution, Asia House, London (2015); Moon, Art First, London; Feito por Brasilieros, Cidade Matarazzo, Sao Paolo (2014); Island, Dairy Art Centre, London; Song of the Roustabouts, Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam (2013); New Skin for an Old Ceremony, Paradise Row, London (2011); Black Sun, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin; AIR 6, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam; New Symphony, Simon Oldfield Gallery, London; REHAB, Espace Electra, Fondation EDF, Paris (2010); Elephant Totem Song, Paradise Row, London; Drawn from Life, Green Cardamom, London; Cannibal Ferox, Paradise Row, London; New Contemporaries 2006, The Coach Shed, Liverpool and Tour (2006); Peculiar Encounters, EC Arts Space, London; Jerwood Drawing Prize 2005, London; Jerwood Sculpture Prize 2005, Jerwood Space, London; Man Drawing Prize 2005, RCA, London (2005); Art School, Bloomberg Space, London; New Contemporaries 2004, The Curve Gallery, Barbican, London (2004). In 2005, White was awarded the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award and a Mann Drawing Prize. He was also shortlisted for the Jerwood Sculpture Prize and the Jerwood Drawing Prize. In 1996, he received the Southsquare Art Scholarship and in 2004 the Margaret Pollock Scholarship.
Douglas White’s work is mostly constructed using found objects; from blown–out tyres to burnt basketballs and rotten trees. He assembles these into unlikely forms and juxtapositions, creating totemic works that pulse with energy.