Dean Coates is a director of commercial gallery Coates & Scarry. He has extensive experience of artists’ management, curating exhibitions and marketing of art both in the UK and further afield in Hong Kong, the US and Europe.
Prior to working as a gallery director he worked as a lecturer and later as an education manager at the City of Bristol College managing regional European Socially Funded projects. These large scale projects were delivered in collaboration with charities and community arts groups in the West of England Partnership with the intention of engaging young people in further education through arts activities.
Dean is an artist and recently completed an MA in Ceramics from Cardiff and has a studio at BV studios, Bristol, he is a local resident living near by in St Annes.