David Rayson was born in Wolverhampton in 1966. He received his Bachelor's Degree at Maidstone College of Art in 1989, before completing his PGCE at Bristol University in 1991, and his MA in 1997 at the Royal College of Art. Rayson has received a travel award to Asilah Studios in Morocco (1995), the Paris Studio Award from the Cité Internationale des Arts (1996), the TI Group Travel Scholarship Award (1997), and the Oppenheim Award from the John Downes Memorial Trust (1998). He has recently been included in Landscape, a British Council International Touring Exhibition; City Racing: A Partial History, The Institute of Contemporary Art, London; and Out of Place: Memory, Imagination and the City, The Lowry, Manchester. Rayson's work has been exhibited and collected widely, both here and abroad.
David is Professor and Head of Programme, Painting in the School of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art, London.