Grenville Davey (28 April 1961 – 28 February 2022) was an English sculptor and winner of the 1992 Turner Prize.
Davey was a visiting professor of the University of the Arts London and programme leader, MA Fine Art at the University of East London. He was also the artist-in-residence for the duration of the programme Mathematics and Applications of Branes in String and M-theory from January to June 2012, working with Dr David Berman, one of the programme organisers.
Grenville Davey’s sculptural work had long been concerned with relationships, familial resemblances and pairs. Through his residency at Queen Mary, University of London, his later work continued along those lines, and became inspired by notions in T-duality and mirror symmetry in string theory where there are surprising pairings of objects.
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