Born in 1975 in Cambridgeshire, UK, Galpin holds a BFA from the University of the West of England and a MFA from Goldsmiths College, London. Photographing the urban landscape, Galpin abstracts these images by either destroying or constructing the surface of the photo through a variety of innovative methods such as sanding and varnishing. Solo exhibitions include Franklin Art Works (MN), Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea (Rome), Galeria Leme (São Paulo) and Hales Gallery (London). Select group exhibitions include the British Museum (London), Norton Art Museum (Palm Beach), Marlborough Chelsea and Museum of Contemporary Art Lima (Peru). In 2010, the artist’s first major public commission, Viewing Station, was realized at The High Line (NY). Galpin's work can be found in esteemed collections including the British Government Art Collection (UK), British Museum (UK), Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), RISD (US) and Deutsche Bank. Galpin lives and works in London.