Richard Deacon has enjoyed major success as a British sculptor since graduating from Chelsea College of Art in 1978. In 1987 he was awarded the Turner Prize and ten years later a CBE and became an elected member of the Royal Academy. Deacon has had solo exhibitions at the Serpentine, Whitechapel and Tate in London and in 1999 Tate Liverpool held a major retrospective of his work. His sculptures appear fundamentally abstract, however, they explore via metaphor, human experience and language. His works are ever-resistant to the formulaic, remaining only experimental in nature and increasing in depth and complexity. "One of the few British sculptors of real stature who ranks besides the greats of the past" (Michael Glover, The Times).
Recent shows include The Inside, New Art Centre, Salisbury; Richard Deacon, the Missing Part, Musees de la Ville de Strasbourg; Siamese Connection, Galerie Distrito 4, Madrid, Spain; Kalemegdan Bridge Collaboration (with Mrdjan Bajic) Skupstina Grada, Belgrade and Galerija ULUS, Belgrade; Richard Deacon: Add & Subtract, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin and Assembly, Madison Square Park, New York.