Doug Argue American, b. 1962

Doug Argue has been highly praised throughout his artistic career, becoming known for his rigorous exploration of metaphysical concepts, typically fleshed out in a series of monumental works over the course of many years. "What interests me is the particulate nature of the universe and the elaborate patterns and meanings that can be created from an infinite number of possible combinations", the artist explains.

Though Argue paints in all scales, the artist's large-scale works have garnered him international accolades. When questioned about the importance of scale in his work, Argue stated that there was something inherently unique about viewing monumental pieces; "following [those] painting’s almost endless patterns and rhythms that could not have been achieved on any other scale. I wanted to make larger paintings to try my hand at creating a similar feeling."

"Doug Argue is a great virtuoso, making paintings that cover the range of styles, from witty representational works to exquisite abstractions. He has absorbed all of art history, using its resources critically, to fresh aesthetic and expressive effect. His art is a stunning achievement, all the more so because its contradictions bespeak those of our society." - 
Donald Kuspit, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art History and Philosophy, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Argue has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions worldwide. In 2010, the One World Trade Center in New York City commissioned three paintings of Argue's to be installed in the lobby. His works are held in the collections of major public, private, and corporate collections including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center, and the Weisman Art Museum.

The artist has received multiple awards including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant (1995) and the Rome Prize (1997). The non-profit Save Venice Inc. presented Scattered Rhymes, an exhibition of four monumental paintings by Argue that was a collateral exhibition in the 2015 Venice Biennale.

In 2022, the Weisman Museum will be presenting a major retrospective exhibition of Argue's oeuvre.