Ian Davenport (b. 1966) graduated from Goldsmiths College of Art in 1988, where he studied under Michael Craig-Martin and went on to be the youngest ever Turner Prize nominee in 1991. He is known for his abstract paintings in which he pours coloured paint down a surface. More recently in his career Davenport has begun making screenprints and etchings which provide a more graphic result. He has been part of many international exhibitions and commissions including Poured Lines: Southwark Street, London (2006) as well as the 2017 Venice Biennale and had a residency at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. He has works in many collections including the Tate, Centre Pompidou and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.