Ian Rayer-Smith

Ian Rayer Smith has established himself as a highly accomplished and award winning artist.

His work is highly charged with emotion, vibrant and energetic. Strongly influenced by the work of the abstract expressionists and the romantic light of the old masters, Rayer-Smith’s large oil and acrylic paintings effortlessly fuse abstraction, the figurative and the surreal. Ian Rayer Smith paints full time from studios in Manchester.

Voted one of Manchester’s Top 10 Artists by Manchester Confidential and Winner of the 2014 Warrington Contemporary Prize, Ian Rayer-Smith has been hailed as one of the North’s artists to watch.



2018                                 Candy Capital, Mayfair, London. Solo exhibition presented by JP Art Consultancy

2018                                 Cheslsea Cross, Fulham Road, London. 20 Paintings, 20 Venues Solo exhibition. Ends 7 July

2018                                 Screaming Gander Contemporary Art, Manchester. Solo exhibition

2018                                 Grafene, Manchester. Permanent exhibition 

2018                                 The Soden Collection, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Group exhibition.

2018                                 Cheshire Art Hub, Chester. Group exhibition.

2018                                 Galerie Nord, Lille, France. Group exhibition

2018                                 Steidel Contemporary. Palm Beach, Florida. USA Group exhibition  


Coming up:

2018        October            Manchester Art Fair, Manchester. UK.




2018        March               The Other Art Fair, London 22-25 March, Victoria House, WC1A 2QP

2018        March               Talented Art Fair, London 2-4 March, Truman Brewery

2018        January            Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach. U.S.A  Art Fair

2017    November             JP Art Gallery, Battersea, London, UK. Group exhibition

2017    October                 Manchester Buy Art Fair, Manchester, UK.  Art Fair

2017    October                Galerie Nord 49R, Lille, France. Two artist exhibition.

2017    October                The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, UK. with JP Art Consultancy and Gallery

2017     Sept                     D-Contemporary, Mayfair, London. UK. Solo Exhibition. 'It's Art Call' 2017 Winners show

2017     April                     Zari Gallery, Fitzrovia, London. Solo Exhibition

2016     October               WCAF, Warrington Museum, Warrington. Group show

2016     September          Manchester Buy Art Fair 2016

2016     June/July             GM Arts Prize, Shortlisted Award 2016, Manchester

2016       March                'All is more is nothing' Solo show, Screaming Gander Contemporary Art, Manchester

2016       February            'Neo Renaissance' Fishslab Gallery, Whitstable. Solo show

2016       January              'Artrooms London 2016, International Art Fair

2015       October              'Romantica' - 40 small paintings, Screaming Gander, Manchester. Solo show

2015       August/Sept       'Making up for lost time', Stockport Museum and Art Gallery, Stockport/ Gtr Manchester. Solo show

2015       July/Sept           'The destruction of anything familiar', Gallery at Bank Quay House, Warrington. Solo show

2015       June                 'Pure Painting' Bar Gallery, London, NW2. Group show

2015       May                  'The Open West' The Wilson Art Gallery, Cheltenham

2015       May                  'The destruction of anything famliar' Screaming Gander, Manchester

2015       March               'New Artist Fair' 2015, Islington London

2014      October             'Six Months On' Solo exhibition, Screaming Gander, Manchester

2014      October             Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Warrington Musuem

2014      April                   'Flabbergasted!' Solo exhibition, Screaming Gander, Manchester

2013      October             'Synthesis' Festival of Art and Science, Manchester

2013      August               'Off Kilter' Group Show, Manchester

2013      July                    'Beautiful Things' Group show, Albert Dock, Liverpool

2013      June                   'BA Hons Degree Show, Media City, Salford

2013      May                    '6.3 x 5 (at odds) Joint Show, Piccadilly, Manchester

2012      April                   ‘New Blood’ Group Show, Manchester

2011       May                   ‘WFTL' Group Show, Manchester       

2010      September         GNT Art Exhibition, Solo Show, Manchester

2010      April                   Centenary Art Show, Group Show, Salford

2008     April                    Juice Hub Gallery, Solo Show, Bristol

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