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
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