Richard Deacon (born 1949 in Bangor Wales) studied at Somerset College of Art, Taunton, from 1968-1969, St Martin’s, London, from 1969-1972 and the Royal College of Art, London, from 1974-1977. Deacon’s first one-man show was held in 1978 at The Gallery, Brixton, London. During 2005/6 a major solo exhibition, The Size Of It, toured to museums in Spain, Germany and Finland. He has exhibited at the Lisson Gallery, London, since 1983, and at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, since 1986. A major retrospective of his work will open at the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Strasbourg at the end of May 2010.