Darren Coffield was born in London in 1969. He studied at Goldsmiths College, Camberwell School of Art and the Slade School of Art where he received his Bachelor of Fine Art in 1993. He has exhibited widely in the company of many leading artists including Damien Hirst, Patrick Caulfield and Gilbert and George at venues ranging from the Courtauld Institute and Somerset House to Voloshin Museum, Crimea. His work can be found in collections around the world. His controversial portraits include Ivan Massow, former chairman of the ICA, in full fox hunting costume as well as a recent depiction of former Miners Union leader Arthur Scargill made entirely from coal dust. In the early nineties Coffield worked with Joshua Compston on the formation of Factual Nonsense Gallery - the centre of the emerging Young British Artists scene. His first book Factual Nonsense: The Art and death of Joshua Compston accompanied the 'Factual Nonsense' exhibition at Paul Stolper gallery, London. Coffield is currently completing his next book on the infamous Colony Room Club. He lives and works in London.