Ian Rayer-Smith is fascinated by the act of painting, which connects us back to mankind's very first forms of expression. His work explores the purpose of painting itself. Rayer-Smith's paintings are influenced both by the emotional rawness and mark making of Abstract Expressionism, and by the balance, light and movement of Renaissance compositions. These are layered with his own experiences to create new visual paths.


2019      June                 Cadogan Contemporary, London

2018     November       SofaExpo, Chicago, USA

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

2018     October            Manchester Art Fair, Manchester. UK.

2018     Feb-Sept          Candy Capital Headquarters, Mayfair, London. Solo

2018     Jun-Jul            Chelsea Cross, Fulham Road, London. 20 Paintings

2018     Mar-May         JP Art Gallery, East Dulwich, London. Group

2018     March               The Other Art Fair, London

2018     March               Talented Art Fair, London Truman Brewery

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

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

2017 October                 The Affordable art fair, London. With JP Art

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.

2017     Sept                   D-Contemporary, Mayfair, London. UK. Solo

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, SGC Manchester

2016       February        ‘Neo Renaissance’ Fishslab Gallery, Whitstable. Solo

2016       January          ‘Artrooms London 2016, International Art Fair

2015       October          ‘Romantica’ – 40 small paintings, Screaming Gander

2015       August/Sept  ‘Making up for lost time’, Stockport Museum Solo

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

2014    April                    ‘Flabbergasted!’ Solo exhibition, Screaming Gander

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