Ian Rayer Smith

United Kingdom

Born in Farnham, England 1970, Rayer-Smith spent twenty years, in business, working in the distribution and heath lifestyle industries. He then started to paint at the age of 36 as a means of escape, having had no formal training or previous experience. He became so fascinated by the medium and its possibilities that he was propelled Into a complete life change that saw him move from an entrepreneurial role to that of full-time artist. He then completed a three year degree in visual art and has since encountered a dramatic trajectory into the art world, attracting the attention of prominent collectors, winning numerous awards and being featured in several international art publications.

Rayer-Smith’s paintings have a visceral yet emotional quality. He is currently represented by galleries in London, Melbourne, Paris and Florida.

Selected Events


Solo Show

2019 Snow lake, Nova Scotia. Artist residency with solo show Cadogan Contemporary, London. Solo show

2019 Cadogan Contemporary, London. Solo show

2018 Candy Capital Headquarters, Mayfair, London

2017 Call’ Winner Solo Zari Gallery, Fitzrovia, London. Solo Exhibition

2016 ‘All is more is nothing’ Solo show, SGC Manchester

2016 ‘Neo Renaissance’ Fishslab Gallery, Whitstable. Solo


Group Show

2019 Northern Makes, Cheshire. Group show
2019 Artis Magna, Paris, France Duel show

2019 ArtUp Art Fair with Artis Magna, Lille, France

2018 Mall Galleries, London

2018 ‘Its Art Call’ By The Cult House, Judge panel member After Nyne Gallery, Holland Park. London

2018 SofaExpo,Chicago,USA

2018 The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London, UK

2018 Manchester Art Fair, Manchester. UK

2018 Cheslsea Cross, Fulham Road, London

2018 JP Art Gallery, East Dulwich, London

2018 The Other Art Fair, London

2018 Talented Art Fair, London Truman Brewery

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

2017 JP Art Gallery, Battersea, London, UK

2017 The Affordable art fair, London. With JP Art

2017 Manchester Buy Art Fair, Manchester, UK. Art Fair
2017 Galerie Nord 49R, Lille, France. Two artist exhibition.
2017 The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, UK. D-Contemporary, Mayfair, London. UK. ‘It’s Art

2016 WCAF, Warrington Museum, Warrington. Group show Manchester Buy Art Fair

2016 GM Arts Prize, Shortlisted Award, Manchester

2016 ‘Artrooms London, International Art Fair


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