Perth based Iain Dean completed a Certificate IV in Fine Arts at the Adelaide Central School of Arts, South Australia (2007) and is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Curtin University, Western Australia. He has held solo exhibitions in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. Dean was awarded the Black Swan National Portrait Prize in 2014. He has been a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize (2015) and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2013). His work is held in the collection of Artbank.