Yvadney Davis is a figurative multi-media artist from London whose work is a love letter to her British Caribbean experience. Self-taught, her art practise has transformed from a hobby to an award-winning practise, which includes exhibitions, commissions and most importantly connecting the nostalgia and joy of the Windrush Generation with its descendants.
She creates pieces that emphasise the surface. This incorporates layers of rhythmic paint strokes, memories and conversations, at times captured in text and often referencing the iconic mid-century ‘front rooms’ of the Windrush Generation, using vintage wallpaper either as the foundation of her artwork or as collage.
Yvadney Davis was awarded first prize in the Art United Woman of the Year Award for painting; She has been shortlisted for the JMP Painting Prize 2023, ING Discerning Eye Prize and Royal Academy Summer Exhibition both in 2022. Press coverage of her work includes The Independent, Evening Standard and Create Magazine. Amongst many exhibitions, including at M&C Saatchi, Roadchef and the Mall Galleries, her most recent exhibitions include a collaboration with the Black Cultural Archives and 198 Contemporary Art Gallery.