Springing originally from the British Pop Art movement while he was a student at the Royal College of Art in London, Derek Boshier worked amongst peers such as David Hockney, RB Kitaj, Allen Jones, and Pauline Boty. The artworks from this time began his whole career in his engagement with popular culture which has continued ever since. Boshier works in various media including painting, drawing, film, books, sculpture, printmaking, graphics; and, is currently working on a series of large tapestries. Over the years, he has also made works for music groups including David Bowie, The Clash, and others. Since 2017, he has made six new short films. His most recent film, I Never Knew The World Was So Beautiful, is about a person who was blind since birth and at age 28 gains complete sight.
Recent and upcoming shows include: Derek Boshier at City Museum of Novisad, Serbia (2022); Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai (2021); Icarus and K-Pop at Gazelli Art House, London (2021); Alchemy Alchemy at Garth Greenan Gallery, New York (2021); Headlines at Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2021); Night and Snow at Gazelli Art House, London (2019); On The Road at Gazelli Art House, London (2017)
Boshier is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Honorary Fellow Royal College of Art. His work is collected by The Brooklyn Museum, The Menil Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, The British Museum and the Centre Pompidou among many others.
Derek Boshier lives and works in Los Angeles.