Born 8 July, Kent



Northwich College of Art and Design, Cheshire



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








Colour Explosion, Haas & Gschwandtner, Salzburg



Chromatic, Cristea Roberts, London

NEW WORK: Ian Davenport, Waddington Custot, online exhibition

Sequence, Kasmin Gallery, New York 



Synesthesia, Luca Tommasi, Milan



New Works on Paper, Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam

Horizons, Dallas Contemporary, Texas

Colourscapes, Waddington Custot, London 



Cascade, Custot Gallery, Dubai



Melismatic, Alan Cristea Gallery, London



Cadence, Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich

Galleria Tega, Milan

Doubletake, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York



Pace Prints, New York (prints)

Dan Galeria, São Paulo

Galerie Flore, Brussels

Melismatic, Galerie Xippas, Geneva



Colorfall, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York



Between the Lines, Art Plural Gallery, Singapore

Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich

Reflex, Giacomo Guidi Arte Contemporanea, Rome



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



allerArt Bludenz, Austria

Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam



Fabstraction, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (prints)

Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

Puddle Paintings, Waddington Galleries, London



Poured Lines, Waddington Galleries, London

Gallery Hakgojae, Seoul, Korea

Ian Davenport & The Simpsons, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh



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



Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam

Galerie Xippas, Paris



Ikon Gallery, Birmingham



Waddington Galleries, London

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh



The Box Associati, Turin

Galerie Xippas, Paris

Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam



Waddington Galleries, London

Tate Liverpool, Liverpool



Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium



Galerie Xippas, Paris



Galerie Limmer, Cologne

Galleria Moncada, Rome



Statements, Waddington Galleries, Art 27 ’96, Basel

Ridinghouse Editions, London

Waddington Galleries, London



Turner & Byrne Gallery, Dallas, Texas


Waddington Galleries, London



Galerie Ludwig, Krefeld, Germany

Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin

Galerie Limmer, Freiburg, Germany

Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York



Waddington Galleries, London








Crazy, Chiostro Del Bramante, Rome



Artists of the Gallery - Christmas Edition, Gallery Andres Thalmann, Zurich 

British Abstraction, Gazelli Art House, London

Colourspace, Mucciaccia Gallery, Rome



Momentum, Museum Voorlinden, Netherlands

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Ian Davenport and Peter Monaghan, Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin

Summer Exhibition, Cristea Roberts, London

Colour in Motion, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Best of British - Modern and Contemporary Masterpieces, Private and Public, Jersey

we are here!, Galerie Haas & Gschwandtner, Salzburg



The Interaction of Colour, Cristea Roberts, London

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London



Scorribanda, Galleria Nazionale Arte Moderna, Rome

A misura d’uomo: Tribute to Leonardo, Luca Tommasi Arte Contemporanea, Milan

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Line, Form and Colour - Works from the Berardo Collection, Museu Coleçao Berardo, Lisbon



Pearls, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London

All Over, Galeries des Galeries, Galeries Lafayette, Paris

The World Meets Here, Custot Gallery Dubai

Colour Is, Waddington Custot, London



Seeing Round Corners, Turner Contemporary, Margate

Pool, The Studio Building, London

The World Meets Here, Custot Gallery Dubai



Right Now!, Mission Gallery, Swansea

British Artists, Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zürich

At First Light, Luca Tommasi: Arte Contemporanea, Milan

Black Paintings, Charlie Smith, London

Autumn Group Show, Waddington Custot.London



Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London



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



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



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



Editions & Acquisitions, Alan Cristea Gallery, London

UK and US Contemporary Artists, Galeria Pilar Serra, Madrid



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



John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize 2010

Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool



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



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



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)



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Surface, An Tuireann, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Fact & Value, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

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



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



Elegant Austerity, Waddington Galleries, London

Up to 2000, Southampton City Art Gallery

Roberto Caracciolo, Ian Davenport, Galleria Moncada, Rome



Treasure Island, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

Ian Davenport, Michael Craig-Martin, Zebedee Jones, Michael Landy and Fiona Rae, Waddington Galleries, London

Finish, Spacex Gallery, Exeter



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



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



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



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



From Here, Waddington Galleries and Karsten Schubert, London

30 Years of Northern Young Contemporaries,

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester



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



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



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



Confrontaciones: Arte ultimo britanico y espanol, Instituto de la Juventud, Madrid (in collaboration with the British Council)



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



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



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

Painting Alone, Pace Gallery, New York



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

West Norwood 1, West Norwood Railway Arches

(7, 8, 9), London



Freeze, Surrey Docks, London

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



Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester







Creates digital art window display, covering 36 screens on the facade of Flannels department store, Oxford St, London

Collaborates with Dior to design artworks and a monumental three-storey staircase commission for their flagship store in Toronto, Canada



Designed limited edition watch, Wide Acres of Time, in collaboration with Swiss watchmaker Swatch

Unveils Giardini Colourfall, a 48 metre masterpiece on display at The Swatch Pavilion for the duration of the 57th Venice Biennale.



Commissioned by Jelmoli to cover the façade of leading Swiss department store with a large piece of public pop-up art during renovations, 11 February–May, Zurich, Switzerland

Commissioned by South London Gallery to create a series of hand-painted artist plates, with the porcelain manufacturer Meissen

Collaborates with Dior to design a Dior bag and matching accessories; launched at Art Basel Miami beach in November



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

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



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)


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



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



Banque Paribas, London (site-specific installation)






Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London

Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon

Birmingham City Art Gallery

Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul

British Council

British Museum, London

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Contemporary Art Society

Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

FNAC Fonds National d’art contemporain

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

Grosvenor Museum, Cheshire

Jerwood Space, London

Museum of Modern Art, La Spezia, Italy

Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Nuffield College, Oxford University

Paintings in Hospitals

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, United States

Southampton City Art Gallery

Tate, London

Unilever, London

University of Kent, Canterbury

Museum Voorlinden, Netherlands

Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester







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



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



Prizewinner Premio del Golfo, La Spezia, Italy



Prizewinner John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 21



Nominated for Turner Prize