Tristan Barlow was born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1990; he now lives and works in London. Barlow studied at the New York Studio School with Carole Robb and University of Southern Mississippi before receiving his MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London. The artist was awarded the Red Mansion Art Prize 2014 and the Barto dos Santos Memorial Award 2015. He has been awarded residencies at the Chautauqua Institute of Art, Vermont Studio Center, and the Red Gate Residency in Beijing, China. His work has been included in the John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition in 2016, Creekside Open, Selected by Lisa Milroy in 2015, and the Red Mansion Art Prize Exhibition in 2015.