Keith Coventry studied Fine Art in Brighton from 1978 to 1981 before moving to do his MA at Chelsea School of Art. A painter, sculptor and curator, his fame as an artist began to spread with support from Charles Saatchi, who featured him in the Sensation exhibition in 1997.
In 2006, he received a mid-career retrospective at Glasgow's Tramway arts centre and is featured in many public collections including the Tate gallery, London and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York.
Keith Coventry is known for a number of series of works, including the 'Estate Paintings' (1999), 'White Abstracts' (1994), 'Junk Series' (2002), 'Repressionism' and 'Spectrum Jesus' (2009).
In September 2010 Keith Coventry's 'Spectrum Jesus' won the £25,000 John Moores Painting Prize.