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.

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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.

Ian Rayer-Smith




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

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

- Screaming Gander Contemporary Art, Manchester. Solo exhibition

- Grafene, Manchester. Permanent exhibition

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

- Cheshire Art Hub, Chester. Group exhibition.

- Galerie Nord, Lille, France. Group exhibition

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

- Manchester Art Fair, Manchester. UK.

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

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

- Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach. USA Art Fair


- JP Art Gallery, Battersea, London, UK. Group exhibition

- Manchester Buy Art Fair, Manchester, UK. Art Fair

- Galerie Nord 49R, Lille, France. Two artist exhibition.

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

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

- Zari Gallery, Fitzrovia, London. Solo Exhibition


- WCAF, Warrington Museum, Warrington. Group show

- Manchester Buy Art Fair 2016

- GM Arts Prize, Shortlisted Award 2016, Manchester

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

- 'Neo Renaissance' Fishslab Gallery, Whitstable. Solo show

- 'Artrooms London 2016, International Art Fair


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

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

- 'The destruction of anything familiar', Gallery at Bank Quay House, Warrington. Solo show

- 'Pure Painting' Bar Gallery, London, NW2. Group show

- 'The Open West' The Wilson Art Gallery, Cheltenham

- 'The destruction of anything famliar' Screaming Gander, Manchester

- 'New Artist Fair' 2015, Islington London


- 'Six Months On' Solo exhibition, Screaming Gander, Manchester

- Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Warrington Musuem

- 'Flabbergasted!' Solo exhibition, Screaming Gander, Manchester


- 'Synthesis' Festival of Art and Science, Manchester

- 'Off Kilter' Group Show, Manchester

- 'Beautiful Things' Group show, Albert Dock, Liverpool

- 'BA Hons Degree Show, Media City, Salford

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


- 'New Blood' Group Show, Manchester


- 'WFTL' Group Show, Manchester


- GNT Art Exhibition, Solo Show, Manchester

- Centenary Art Show, Group Show, Salford


- Juice Hub Gallery, Solo Show, Bristol