Ben Deakin was born in 1977 and grew up in Cumbria, UK. He studied Fine Art at Kingston University and Central Saint Martins respectively gaining an MA in 2006. Recent exhibitions include: 2014: Tan lines: Tannery Arts, London; Full Circle: Drawing Room/UBM Project, London; Disclosure: Chart Gallery, London. 2013: Summer Saloon Show: Lion and Lamb Gallery, London, Marmite Prize for Painting: Nationally touring exhibition; Drawing Biennial: Drawing Room, London; Working on the Inside: Tannery Arts Space, London. 2012: 30 Artists 30 Days: Studio 1.1, London; Parallels of Latitude: Drawing Room/UBM projects, London, He curated the exhibition NordLust at Crimestown Gallery, London in 2008. He is currently planning further residencies a group exhibition to be held in London in 2015.