Ian Whitfield lives and works in London and studied at Goldsmiths and at the Royal College of Art. His work involves painting, drawing and writing. He has recently exhibited at the Drawing Room, Large Glass, Josh Lilley Gallery and the Blyth Gallery in London, Rogue Studios in Manchester and New Court Gallery in Derby. His residencies include Cite Internationale Des Artes in Paris and the RCA Mann Painting Scholarship. His research topics have been ‘Narrative perception in painting' and ‘The uses of the invisible'. Other recent writing includes reviews for Art Review, a prose piece for the James Wright catalogue called 'The Garden Behind’, a long poem ‘Our minds are normal’ for the exhibition ‘Gorilla Split’ by Maria Georgoula and a pamphlet of poems called ‘The Architect’ (2014).