Founder and General Manager of The Other Art Fair
With a record twelve editions of The Other Art Fair taking place around the world in 2020, fair founder and director Ryan Stanier is at the forefront of an international movement that champions emerging artists and provides a unique platform for them to present their work.
Ryan founded The Other Art Fair in London in 2011, with a mission to provide a vital global platform for artists to sell direct to buyers. It has since hosted over 40 Art Fairs in London, New York, LA, Chicago, Dallas, Sydney and Melbourne and has sold over 28,000 artworks from young emerging artists from across 22 countries. Described as ’The Future of Art’ by The Guardian, the fair has helped to launch the careers of many talented international art stars.
An unmissable fixture of the international art scene, the fair’s overwhelming success and influence continues to grow, offering a unique programming including site-specific installations, engaging workshops, curated projects and guest exhibitions with thousands of the world’s most exciting and collectable emerging artists.
In 2018 Stanier invited Soho House curator Kate Bryan to establish NOT 30%, a fair entirely dedicated to showcasing women artists. Part exhibition and part protest against the male dominated art world, NOT 30% was a response to the fact that women are at best represented 30% of the time in the art world.
In 2019 the fair launched Greener Future, a year-long series of international initiatives within the fair context to highlight climate change and stimulate dialogue about how we can all help each other be more eco-progressive.
As of October 2018 over 68% of clients in London were first time or occasional buyers, underlining Stanier’s commitment to making art more accessible to a new generation of art buyers.. 349,363 visitors have attended The Other Art Fair since Stanier launched the fair.
The fair has also gained the support of many higher profile artists such as Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, Martin Parr, Gary Baseman, Laurie Vincent and The Connor Brothers.
In 2016 the fair was acquired by Saatchi Art, owned by Leaf Group. As the world’s largest online marketplace for original art, Saatchi Art offers the artists of The Other Art Fair an incredibly wide new audience of buyers and allows them to join an international powerhouse of emerging talent, including more than 50,000 artists from over 100 countries.
Ryan Stanier lives in Primrose Hill, London.