Dexter Dalwood was born in Bristol, England in 1960. He studied St. Martins School of Art and then between 1988-89 at the Royal College of Art in London before having his first solo exhibition at the Clove Building, London in 1992.
Dalwood's work melds fragments of other artist's work together with found imagery to create provocative and challenging compositions. His paintings and prints stem from intricate small-scale collages which he then reworks into larger pieces.
In 1998, Dalwood was part of the critically acclaimed show of new British art, Die Young, Stay Pretty at the ICA, London. In 1999 Dalwood's paintings, were included in the exhibition, Neurotic Realism: Part Two at the Saatchi Gallery in London. His work formed part of the 2002 Sydney Biennial, Australia and in 2003 at the Tate triennial exhibition, Days Like These at Tate Britain, London and Tate St Ives hosted a major retrospective in 2010. Dalwood was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2010.