Ian Davenport, British (1966 - )
Ian Davenport was born in Sidcup, Kent in 1966. He studied at Goldsmiths' College of Art in London, graduating in 1988. In that year, he participated in Freeze, the exhibition curated by Damien Hirst. His first solo exhibition was held at Waddington Galleries in 1990, and in the same year his work was also seen in The British Art Show, which toured to Leeds City Art Gallery and the Hayward Gallery, London. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1991. Davenport's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is included in the public collections of the Tate Gallery, London, the Weltkunst Collection, Zurich, and the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas. In 1997, he was commissioned to create a site-specific installation for Banque Paribas in London. In 2006 Ian completed 'Poured Lines : Southwark Street', a 50 metre painting commissioned by Southwark Council and Land Securities, which is permanently installed beneath Southwark Street Western Bridge, near Tate Modern.