CV

1966

Born 8 July, Kent

 

1984-85

Northwich College of Art and Design, Cheshire

 

1985-88

Goldsmiths College of Art, London (B.A. Fine Art)

 

1991

Nominated for Turner Prize

 

1996-97

Commissioned to create a site-specific installation for Banque BNP Paribas in London

 

1999

Prizewinner John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 21

 

2000

Prizewinner Premio del Golfo, La Spezia, Italy

 

2002

Awarded first prize Prospects (sponsored by Pizza Express), Essor Project Space, London

 

2003

Makes a wall painting for the Groucho Club, London

 

2004

Commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society to make a wall painting for the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics at Warwick University, titled Everything

Retrospective opens at Ikon, Birmingham, in September

Marries Sue Arrowsmith

 

2006

Poured Lines: Southwark Street, a 3 by 48 metre painting commissioned by Southwark Council and Land Securities as part of a regeneration project in Bankside, London, installed under Western Bridge, Southwark Street, London

Commissioned to design a limited edition cover for the September issue of Wallpaper

 

2007

Commissioned by The New York Times Magazine

to create an American Flag based on an environmentally friendly theme along with seven other artists to be featured in their 15 April issue. Ian's work is reproduced on the title page of the article 'The Power of Green'.

Completed Poured Lines: QUBE Building, a 2.85 by 15 metre painting, commissioned by Derwent

London for the QUBE Building, Fitzrovia, London

 

2010

Commissoned by Wallpaper Magazine to produce

a mural with Maya Romanoff for their Wallpaper handmade exhibition at Brioni HQ, Milan during Salone del Mobile, also to be reproduced in the Wallpaper Handmade issue published in July

Between April and May, completes an artists in residence programme at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut, USA

 

2012

Commissioned to design 'Arty Wenlock' for the Olympics, by Events for London, Mayor of London's Office, the Greater London Authority, installed on the concourse in between the Millennium Bridge and Tate Modern, for the duration of the Olympic Games

 

2013

Commissioned by Fabergé and Vistajet to create a design for the tail of one of Vistajet's flagship aircrafts - the bombardier Global 6000, in celebration of Spring and Easter

 

2014

A comprehensive monograph of the artist’s work is published by Thames & Hudson, with texts by Martin Filler, Michael Bracewell and Damien Hirst

Commissioned to install large, outdoor painting, ‘Colourcade: HANA 2014’at the HANA Building, Singapore

 

2016

Invited to collaborate with Dior for their Dior Lady Art project, with six other British and American artists; designs a Lady Dior Bag and matching accessories, launched at Art Basel Miami Beach in November

Lives and works in London

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

1990

Waddington Galleries, London

 

1992

Galerie Ludwig, Krefeld, Germany

Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin

Galerie Limmer, Freiburg, Germany

Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

 

1993

Waddington Galleries, London

 

1994

Turner & Byrne Gallery, Dallas, Texas

 

1996

Statements, Waddington Galleries, Art 27 ’96, Basel

Ridinghouse Editions, London

Waddington Galleries, London

 

1997

Galerie Limmer, Cologne

Galleria Moncada, Rome

 

1998

Galerie Xippas, Paris

 

1999

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

 

2000

Waddington Galleries, London

Tate Liverpool

 

2001

The Box Associati, Turin

Galerie Xippas, Paris

Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam

 

2003

Waddington Galleries, London

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

 

2004

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

 

2005

Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam

Galerie Xippas, Paris

 

2006

Ovals Arches Lines, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (prints)

 

2008

Poured Lines, Waddington Galleries, London

Gallery Hakgojae, Seoul, Korea

Ian Davenport & The Simpsons, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

 

2009

Fabstraction, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (prints)

Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

Puddle Paintings, Waddington Galleries, London

 

2010

allerArt Bludenz, Austria

Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam

 

2011

Pavillion des Artes et du Design, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, and Galerie Hopkins, Paris

Quick Slow Quick Quick Slow, Waddington Custot Galleries, London

Prismatic, Alan Cristea Gallery, London

 

2012

Between the Lines, Art Plural Gallery, Singapore

Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich

Reflex, Giacomo Guidi Arte Contemporanea, Rome

 

2013

Colorfall, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

 

2014

Colourfall, Waddington Custot Galleries, London

 

2015 

Pace Prints, New York (prints)

Dan Galeria, São Paulo

Galerie Flore, Brussels

Melismatic, Galerie Xippas, Geneva

 

2016 

Cadence,Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich

Galleria Tega, Milan

Doubletake, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

1985

Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

 

1988

Freeze, Surrey Docks, London

Ian Davenport, Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Karsten Schubert Gallery, London

 

1989

Current, Swansea Arts Workshop (Old Seamen’s Chapel), Swansea

West Norwood 1, West Norwood Railway Arches

(7, 8, 9), London

 

1990

The British Art Show, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow; touring to Leeds City Art Gallery; Hayward Gallery, London

Painting Alone, Pace Gallery, New York

 

1990–91

Carnet de Voyages - 1, Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas, France

 

1991

British Art from 1930, Waddington Galleries, London

Metropolis Internationale Kunstausstellung, Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin

Broken English, Serpentine Gallery, London

Ian Davenport, Stephen Ellis, James Nares, Paul

Kasmin Gallery, New York

Abstraction, Waddington Galleries, London

Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Gallery, London

New Displays, Tate Gallery, London

Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin

 

1991–92

Confrontaciones: Arte ultimo britanico y espanol,

Instituto de la Juventud, Madrid (in collaboration with the British Council)

 

1992

The Vertical Flatbed Picture Plane – En Valise,

Turner & Byrne Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Dumb Painting, Centraal Museum, Utrecht

L’Attico, Fabio Sargentini, Rome

Gifts to the Nation: Contemporary Art Society

Purchases, Camden Arts Centre, London

 

1992–97

New Voices: recent paintings from the British Council collection, British Council exhibition: touring to Centre de Conferences Albert Borschette, Brussels; EEC Presidency Exhibition, Brussels; Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art, Luxembourg; Istanbul Greater City Municipality Taksim Art Gallery; Ankara State Fine Arts Gallery; Izfas Gallery, Izmir, Turkey; Santa Monica Contemporary Art Centre, Barcelona; Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, Spain; Centro Cultural Galileo, Madrid; Veronicas: Sala de Exposiciones, Murcia, Spain; Pescaderia Vieja: Sala de Arte, Jerez, Spain; Kulturhistorisches Museum, Magdeburg, Germany; National Theatre Galleries, Bucharest, Romania; Art Halls of the Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, Athens; Cultural Centre for the National Bank of Greece, Thessaloniki; The Russian Museum, St Petersburg; Kremlin Museum, Nizhnii Novgorod, Russia; Mirbachov Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia; Cultural Centre for the National Bank, Thessaloniki, Greece; The House of the Black Madonna, Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague; Museum of Modern Art, Skopje, Macedonia

 

1994

Here and Now, Serpentine Gallery, London

British Abstract Art Part 1: Painting, Flowers East, London

Summer 94, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

British Painting 1988–1994: a selection from stock, Richard Salmon Ltd, London

 

1995

From Here, Waddington Galleries and Karsten Schubert, London

30 Years of Northern Young Contemporaries,

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

 

1995–96

Real Art – A New Modernism: British Reflexive Painters in the 1990s, Southampton City Art Gallery; touring to Stedelijk Museum, Aalst, Belgium; Leeds City Art Gallery

 

1996

Nuevas Abstracciones, Palacio de Velázquez, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; touring to Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany; Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona

50 Jahre Kunst- und Museumsverein Wuppertal, Kunsthalle Barmen, Wuppertal-Barmen, Germany

British Abstract Art Part 3: Works on Paper, Flowers East, London

 

1996–97

Ace! Arts Council Collection new purchases, South Bank Centre exhibition touring to Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston; Oldham Art Gallery; Hayward Gallery, London; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

 

1996–98

About Vision: New British Painting in the 1990s, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; touring to The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Wolsey Art Gallery, Ipswich; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

1997

Treasure Island, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, LisbonIan Davenport, Michael Craig-Martin, Zebedee Jones, Michael Landy and Fiona Rae, Waddington Galleries, London

Finish, Spacex Gallery, Exeter

 

1998

Elegant Austerity, Waddington Galleries, London

Up to 2000, Southampton City Art Gallery

Roberto Caracciolo, Ian Davenport, Galleria Moncada, Rome

 

1999

Examining Pictures, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; touring to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

A Line in Painting, Gallery Fine, London

John Moores Liverpool 21, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Now Showing II, Houldsworth Fine Art, London

21 Years of Spacex, Spacex Gallery, Exeter

 

2000

Surface, An Tuireann, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Fact & Value, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

Profiles of Young European Painting, Premio del Golfo, La Spezia, Italy

 

2001

Complementary Studies: Recent Abstract Painting, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston

British Abstract Painting 2001, Flowers East, London

Jerwood Painting Prize, Jerwood Gallery, London; touring to Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

UBS Warburg Exhibition, UBS Warburg at Planit Arches, London

 

2002

In the Freud Museum, Freud Museum, London

Prospects 2002 Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, Essor Project Space, London (sponsored by Pizza Express)

Super-Abstr-Action 2, Galerie No Code, Bologna

Inheriting Matisse: The Decorative Contour in Contemporary Art, Rocket Gallery, London

Peintures – contrainte ou recette, Galerie du Cloître, Rennes (organised by L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Rennes)

Slewe Galerie, Amsterdam

Abstraction, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

John Moores 22, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (part of the Liverpool Biennial 2002)

Jerwood Drawing Prize, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham; touring to other UK venues including Jerwood Space, London

Berlin/London/Minimal, Galerie Markus Richter, Berlin

New Commissions, Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Colour – A Life of Its Own, Mücsarnok, Kunsthalle Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

 

2003

Days Like These: Tate Triennial of Contemporary British Art, Tate Britain, London

Blanc en Blanc, Galerie Xippas, Paris

Exodus: between promise and fulfilment, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

Circular, Rocket Gallery, London

Prints Published by the Alan Cristea Gallery, Alan Cristea Gallery, London

On, Xippas Gallery, Athens

 

2004

Painting as Process: Re-evaluating Painting, Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore

Other Times: Contemporary British Art, City Gallery, Prague (in association with the British Council)

Post Impact, Xippas Gallery, Athens

John Moores 23, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

 

2005

Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, Blue?, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Minimalism and After IV, DaimlerChrysler

Contemporary, Berlin

Painting : London, Gallery Holly Snapp, Venice

Ian Davenport, Kaoru Tsunoda, Rachmaninoff’s, London

Elements of Abstraction, Southampton City Art Gallery

 

2006

Passion for Paint, National Gallery, London; Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

Artists + Alchemists, Sherborne House, Sherborne, Dorset

Compilation 2, Rocket Gallery, London

How to Improve the World: British Art 1946–2006, Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London

Concrete Matters, Nieuwe Vide Gallery, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Thread, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Abstract Painting and the University of Warwick Art Collection, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick

Monochromed, The Fine Art Society, London

Edition, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

“The hardest thing to draw is a kiss.” Wimbledon School of Art, London (curated by David Austen)

Compilation 3, Rocket Gallery, London

 

2006–2007

You’ll Never Know: Drawing and Random Interference (Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition), Harris

Museum and Art Gallery, Preston; touring to Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; Lowry, Salford; New Art Gallery, Walsall; Tullie House Museum, Carlisle

 

2006–2008

Drawing Breath, The Jerwood Drawing Prize – Special Exhibition, Wimbledon College of Art, London

 

2007

Painting in the Noughties, Regional Cultural Arts Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2007, Jerwood Space, London

Turner Prize A Retrospective 1984–2006, Tate Britain, London

New Space New Work, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (prints)

Between the Lines, Gallery Hakgojae, Seoul, Korea (prints)

A Summer Selection, Crane Kalman Gallery, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

 

2008

Blitzkrieg Bop, Man&Eve Gallery, London

20 at The Hospital Club, The Hospital Club Gallery, London

Weight Watchers, Galerie Xippas, Paris

New Gallery Editions, Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

New Contemporary Art Displays, Tate Britain, London

Cover Versions, Ermenegildo Zegna, Milan (organized by Wallpaper magazine)

 

2009

Contemporary Prints: Including Lichtenstein,

Davenport, Opie, Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Northern Print Biennale, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (prints)

Setting the Pattern, Koraalberg Contemporary Art, Antwerp

Ian Davenport Michael Craig-Martin Julian Opie: Múltiple, Galeria Estiarte, Madrid

 

2010

The Future Demands Your Participation: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

Pictures on Pictures: Discursive Painting from Albers to Zobernig from the Daimler Art Collection, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna

Ian Davenport, Mark Francis, Peter Halley and Dan Walsh: Abstract Vision Now, Art + Art Gallery, Moscow

Derek Jarman Building, University of Kent, Canterbury (prints)

Art – curated by Michael Craig-Martin, Haas and Fuchs, Berlin

Save Us, Macclesfield Visual Arts Festival

John Moores Prize Paintings in Korea, Seongnam Art Centre, Korea

Abstraction and Structure, with paintings by Ian

Davenport, Katharina Grosse, Joanne Greenbaum, Frank Nitsche, Albrecht Schnider, Esther Stocker, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt

Paintings in Hospitals: Colouring in the Clinical, Menier Gallery, London

Eleven, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (prints)

Summer Exhibition, Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Process/Abstraction, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

CREAM (Damien Hirst & Contemporaries), KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

FAST FORWARD British Contemporary Art in Brazil, Espaço David Ford – Brazilian British Centre Galleries, Pinheiros, Brazil

 

2010–11

John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize 2010

Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

 

2011

Why Patterns?, Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam

I Promise to Love You: Caldic Collection, Kunsthal Rotterdam

Lineage, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh

Gravity’s Rainbow, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

 

2011–12

Editions & Acquisitions, Alan Cristea Gallery, London

UK and US Contemporary Artists, Galeria Pilar Serra, Madrid

 

2012

Means Without Ends, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London

Sweethearts, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

The Materiality of Paint, The Fine Art Society, London

Duchamp and Cage: 100 Years Later, The Aldeburgh Beach Lookout, Suffolk

Route 66: Ian Davenport / Alberto Di Fabio, Luca Tommasi, Monza

 

2013

Thirteen, Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Linear Abstraction, Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Once upon a time and what a very good time it was…, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

 

2013–14

Hidden in Plain Sight: British Abstract Art from the Collection, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

 

2014

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

 

2015

Right Now!, Mission Gallery, Swansea

British Artists, Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zürich

Black Paintings, Charlie Smith London

 

2016

Seeing Round Corners, Turner Contemporary, Margate

The World Meets Here, Custot Gallery Dubai

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London

Birmingham City Art Gallery

British Council

Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul

Contemporary Art Society

Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

FNAC Fonds National d’art contemporain

The Government Art Collection (Department for Culture Media and Sport)

Museum of Modern Art, La Spezia, Italy

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Nuffield College, Oxford University

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Southampton City Art Gallery

Tate, London

Unilever, London

University of Kent, Canterbury

Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany

Weltkunst Collection, Zurich

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

 

 

COMMISSIONS

 

1997

Banque Paribas, London (site-specific installation)

 

2004

Everything, Maths and Science Building, University of Warwick, commissioned by the university through its involvement in the Contemporary Art Society’s lottery-funded special collections project

 

2006

Poured Lines: Southwark Street, Southwark Western Bridge, London (commissioned by Southwark Council and Land Securities)

Commissioned by Wallpaper magazine to create

a limited-edition cover for their September issue as part of their 10th-anniversary series

 

2007

Commissioned by The New York Times to create an American Flag based on an environmentally friendly theme, to be reproduced in their issue published on 15 April

Poured Lines: QUBE Building, Tottenham Court Road, London (commissioned by Derwent London)

2010

Commissoned by Wallpaper magazine to produce a mural with Maya Romanoff for their Wallpaper handmade exhibition at Brioni HQ, Milan during Salone del Mobile, also to be reproduced in the Wallpaper Handmade issue published in July

 

2012

Commissioned to design an ‘Arty Wenlock’ for the Olympics, by Events for London, Mayor of London’s Office, the Greater London Authority, installed on the concourse in between the Millennium Bridge and Tate Modern, for the duration of the Olympic Games

 

2013

Commissioned by Fabergé and Vistajet to create a design for the tail of one of Vistajet’s flagship aircrafts – the bombardier Global 6000, in celebration of Spring and Easter

 

2014

First major outdoor commission in South East Asia,Colourcade: HANA 2014, HANA Building, Singapore