Alexis Harding, programme leader in MA Fine Art, said, "A lot can be written about Grenville, his background, the exploitative side of the art world for good and bad; but what is often overlooked is how subtle and persistent, acute and playful his work is. He mined minimalism and included the vibrations of ordinary daily life into his work every time."
Karen Raney, programme leader for the professional doctorate in Fine Art, said, "I worked with Grenville for ten years and shared an office with him. He was a unique person and a perceptive artist and teacher. His quiet presence and wry sense of humour will be greatly missed."
Dr Debra Benita Shaw, reader in cultural theory, said, "Grenville and I shared an interest in challenging the divide between the arts and sciences. I will very much miss our conversations and his inspiring intellectual perspective."
Karen Boast, college manager at UEL, said, "I worked with Grenville over the last few years and I can only say he was a gentleman. Always courteous, polite and kind. Added to that he had a very good sense of humour and always quick to smile.
"There will never be another Grenville, he was unique and his life outside of UEL was particularly interesting to hear about."
MA Visual and Performing Arts alumna, Sinthia Arefin, said, "Grenville Davey was an amazing person. He was a great mentor, who always motivated me and guided me to become the best version of myself.
"His mentorship made me a better artist. All the lessons he taught about visual art will be with me always.
"The last message I received from him was about my performance art, he mentioned he always remembered us like we all were at UEL and my singing. It meant a lot to me, it would be a lifelong inspiration for me."