Michael Dean (artist)

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Michael Dean
Born 1977
Newcastle, England
Nationality British
Alma mater Goldsmiths, University of London
Awards Turner Prize nomination

Michael Dean (born 1977) is a British artist, living and working in London, United Kingdom.[1] In 2016 he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize.[2][3][4]

Dean's sculptural work is focused on typefaces.[4] He graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2001 with a BA Fine Art (Studio Practice and Contemporary Critical Theory).[5]


In 2016, Dean was a Turner Prize nominee.[6] In 2018, Dean was nominated for the Hepworth Prize for Sculpture.[7] [8]

Dean’s solo exhibitions include Government at Henry Moore Institute (2010), Qualities of Violence at De Appel arts centre, Amsterdam (2015), Sic Glyphs at South London Gallery (2016),[9] Lost True Leaves at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. (2016),[10] Tender Tender at Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History, Munster and Stamen Papers at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome (2016).


  1. ^ Art and the Public Realm Bristol. "Art and the Public Realm Bristol - NOW NOW NOW NOW". aprb.co.uk. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Massive buttocks and coin theft warning at Turner Prize 2016 Tate show". The i newspaper online iNews. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Tate.Org". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b Brown, Mark (12 May 2016). "Turner prize 2016 shortlist features buttocks sculpture and choo-choo train". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  5. ^ Cox, Sarah (12 May 2016). "Goldsmiths alumnus Michael Dean shortlisted for Turner Prize 2016". Goldsmiths, University of London. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  6. ^ Tate. "Turner Prize 2016: about the artists | Tate". Tate. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  7. ^ "The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture 2018". The Hepworth Wakefield. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  8. ^ "Michael Dean CV" (PDF). Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Art Daily". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  10. ^ Smart, Jennifer (27 October 2016). "Michael Dean's sculpture at the Nasher asks why you want to understand it so badly". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 9 January 2017.

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