b. London, 1983.


MFA Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, 2006-2008

BA Hons Fine Art, Newcastle University, 2002-2006 (First Class)

Art Foundation, Abingdon College, 2001-2002 (Distinction)


BP Portrait Award 2014, The National Portrait Gallery, London

BP Portrait Award 2012, The National Portrait Gallery, London

Solo Exhibitions

The King is Dead, Long Live the King, The Cob Gallery, 2016

At Home with the Ashtons, Simon Oldfield, 2011

Ben Ashton, Simon Oldfield, 2009

Selected Group Exhibitions


Mondo Tondo, Arcadia Gallery, Los Angeles

The New Portrait, Storpunkt Gallery, Munich

The Group Show /01, Betamax Gallery, Vancouver


Daphne Guinness and The Golden Chord, Glass Sculptures commissioned by Daphne Guinness, London


ICA Off-Site, A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now, ICA/The Old Selfridges Hotel, London


Courtship of the Peoples, Simon Oldfield, London

BP Portrait Award 2012, The National Portrait Gallery, London


Apartment, Bloomsbury Square, London,

Shifting Boundaries, Brighton Phoenix, Brighton


The House of Voltaire, Studio Voltaire, London

Get on, Get in, Get out, Holster Projects, London


The Brain Unravelled, Slade Research Centre, London


Ascension, Simon Oldfield, London

Figurative Painting Prize, The Boundary Gallery


Toronto Art Fair

Residencies & Other

2013.  Grosvenor Estate Residency, Mayfair, London

2011.  The Polyhedron Project, Queen Square/The Art Workers Guild, London

2010.  The Bloomsbury Festival, Open Studio, London

2009.  Whitechapel Gallery patrons visit & curator-led tour, 2009 Solo Show

2008.  The Bloomsbury Studio, Artist in Residence (2008-2011)

2008.  Suspending Disbelief, The Slade Summer School, Artist in Residence

2007.  The Deconstruction of Illusion, Sassoon Gallery, Artist in Residence