Darren Coffield

Biography

Darren Coffield was born in London in 1969 and studied at Goldsmiths College, Camberwell School of Art and the Slade School of Art in London. He has exhibited widely in the company of many leading artists including Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Caulfield and Gilbert and George at venues ranging from the Courtauld Institute, Somerset House to Voloshin Museum, Crimea. Darren Coffield was the only artist to be shortlisted for these three major UK Art competitions in 2010: The John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize; The BP Portrait Award at The National Portrait Gallery and The Threadneedle Prize. His work can be found in collections around the world. Coffield lives and works in London.

Selected Exhibitions

2015
The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Piano Nobile, London
2015
Fall of the Rebel Angels, Venice Biennale
2015
Policies Shaw, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London
2015
Factual Nonsense, Bruton Arts Factory, Bruton, Somerset
2014
Psycho, Residence Gallery, London
2014
Factual Nonsense — A Guide for the Perplexed, Chart Gallery, London
2013
Pomp & Paradox, Chart Gallery, London
2013
Print Retrospective, Pertwee Anderson & Gold, London
2013
Factual Nonsense, Paul Stolper, London
2013
Memento Mori, Pertwee Anderson & Gold, London
2013
Masters of Reality, Pertwee Anderson & Gold, London
2012
Thanksgiving Collective 2012, Tripoli Gallery, Southampton, New York
2012
The Party Show, Viktor Wynd Gallery, London
2012
Fragmented Identity, Art Gwangju, Gwangju, Korea
2012
Young Curators, New Ideas IV - American Power, Meulensteen Gallery, New York
2012
Face Off, The National Print Gallery, London
2011
In The Flesh, Paul Stolper, London
2011
Scope Basel, Switzerland
2011
Peeping Tom, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
2011
The Recession Show, Curator, London Art Fair Projects, London
2010
John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize 2010, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
2010
Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London
2010
BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
2010
East Wing IX, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London
2009
Plein Air Exhibition, Saint-Sophia Cathedral, Kiev, Ukraine
2008
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2008, Jerwood Space, London
2003
BP Portrait Award, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
2003
BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
1995
Factual Nonsense, London
1994
Factual Nonsense, London
1993
Factual Nonsense, London
1991
The Courtauld Institute Loan Collection, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Darren Coffield by Bid Jones

Darren Coffield. Portrait by Bid Jones