Celebrating the 32nd edition

Celebrating the 32nd edition

Outsider Art Fair

February 13, 2024
Celebrating the 32nd edition

February 29–March 3, 2024
The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th Street
New York, New York 10011
United States
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Outsider Art Fair, the only fair devoted to self-taught art, art brut, and outsider art, will celebrate its 32nd edition featuring 63 exhibitors—including nine who are showing for the first time— from 32 cities spanning eight countries, plus two special presentations for OAF’s trademark Curated Spaces.

Since its inception in 1993, the Outsider Art Fair has been a strong advocate for self-taught artists worldwide, and once again visitors can expect to view artworks created by the most acclaimed artists in the field. They include James Castle, Henry Darger, Thornton Dial, William Edmondson, Minnie Evans, Bill Traylor, Martín Ramírez, Nellie Mae Rowe, Judith Scott, and Joseph Yoakum, presented by renowned dealers, some of whom have been with OAF since its founding, like Aarne Anton / Nexus Singularity (New York), Cavin-Morris Gallery (New York), Fleisher/Ollman Gallery (Philadelphia), Carl Hammer Gallery (Chicago), and Ricco/Maresca Gallery (New York). First time exhibitors include Galerie Hugues Charbonneau (Montreal), Copenhagen Outsider Art Gallery (Copenhagen), dieFirma (New York), Elephant Gallery (Nashville), Hashimoto Contemporary (New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles), M. David & Co. (New York), New Door Creative (Baltimore), Northern Daughters (Vergennes, Vermont), and The Ruffed Grouse Gallery (Narrowsburg, New York).

Other highlights include Ricco Maresca’s presentation of original gouache paintings for classic American circus posters. These vibrant one-of-a-kind maquettes made between 1925 and 1940 were designed to captivate passersby almost a hundred years ago. After a resounding debut in 2023, Toronto’s Feheley Fine Arts returns with a lineup of contemporary artists from the Canadian Arctic, including Venice Biennale standout Shuvinai Ashoona. James Barron’s booth will include seminal works by Janet Sobel (1893-1968), whose solo exhibition at Houston’s Menil Collection opens the week prior. Alexander Dijulio will feature a survey of Balinese painters with works from the 1930s up to the present, and Emilia Galatis will showcase Indigenous art from Australia. Andrew Edlin will debut the miniature landscape assemblages by retired NYC firefighter Dennis Gordon, and first-time exhibitor Hashimoto Contemporary will show Abigail Goldman’s “die-o-ramas,” miniature scenes of gruesome murders rendered in plastic and acrylic that evoke her career as an investigator at the Public Defender’s office in Bellingham, WA.

For this year’s Curated Spaces, OAF joins forces with longtime exhibitor Creative Growth Art Center to celebrate its 50th anniversary as one of the world’s longest running and most dynamic independent art centers for people with disabilities. Director Emeritus Tom di Maria will curate Expanding the Canon: 50 Years of Creative Growth, featuring artworks sourced from private collections including never-before-exhibited pieces by Dwight Mackintosh, Donald Mitchell, William Scott, Monica Valentine, Aurie Ramirez, William Tyler, and Judith Scott. The display will highlight CG’s historical significance as a model for other global programs, its role in hosting art and disability symposia, and its active exhibition program, which has led to the inclusion of its artists in prestigious shows at venues from the Museum of Modern Art to the Venice Biennale and the Centre Pompidou. 

OAF’s second Curated Space will present Beat Art Work: Power of the Gaze, curated by Anne Waldman, a legendary figure in the experimental poetry community for over 40 years. The exhibition highlights visual art created by acclaimed Beat Generation poets like William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Joanne Kyger.

The 2024 OAF Talks series will take place at the New Museum featuring Culture and the Uncultivated, a panel discussion moderated by Carlo McCormick with David ByrneJean Hanff Korelitz and Warren Zanes. The discussion will explore the paradigm of the self-taught artist versus the institutionally trained, and mainstream culture’s propensity to look to the outskirts when its confines become too polite and predictable.

This year’s Online Viewing Room (OVR) will be powered by Exhibit-E, a platform dedicated to discovering and buying from galleries worldwide and connecting with art lovers and collectors.

Exhibitor list
Aarne Anton / Nexus Singularity, New York, New York, Bill Arning Exhibitions, Houston, Texas, ArTech Collective, Bronx, New York, Arts of Life/Circle Contemporary, Chicago, Illinois, James Barron Art, Kent, Connecticut, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, California, Norman Brosterman, New York, New York, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, New York, Center for Creative Works, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montreal, Canada, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, California, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, California, SARAHCROWN, New York, New York, Daniel / Oliver, Brooklyn, New York, M. David & Co., Brooklyn, New York, dieFirma, New York, New York, Alexander Dijulio, New York, New York, Dutton, New York, New York, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, New York, Elephant Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, Donald Ellis Gallery, New York, New York, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Forest Grove Preserve, Sandersville, Georgia, Fountain House Gallery, New York, New York, Emilia Galatis Projects, South Fremantle, Australia, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, Hashimoto Contemporary, New York, San Fransisco, Los Angeles, Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, Hirschl & Adler, New York, New York, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London, UK, Kishka Gallery, White River Junction, Vermont, koelsch gallery, Houston, Texas, Yukiko Koide Presents, Kyoto, Japan, LAND Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, Jennifer Lauren Gallery, Manchester, UK, Galerie Pol Lemétais, Saint Sever du Moustier, France, Lindsay Gallery, Columbus, OH, Joshua Lowenfels Works of Art, New York, New York, New Door Creative, Baltimore, Maryland, Nonprofessional Experiments, Callicoon, New York, North Pole Studio Portland, Oregon, Northern Daughters, Vergennes, Vermont, The Pardee Collection, Iowa City, Iowa, Portrait Society Gallery of Contemporary Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Steven S. Powers, New York, New York, Project Onward, Chicago, IL, Pure Vision Arts, New York, New York, PULP, Holyoke, Massachusetts, Margaret Bodell/Revival Arts, MIlford, Connecticut, Ricco/Maresca, New York, New York, Galerie JP Ritsch-Fisch, Strasbourg, France, The Ruffed Grouse Gallery, Narrowsburg, New York, SAGE Studio, Austin, Texas, Shelter Gallery, New York, New York, SHRINE, New York, New York, Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, Stellarhighway, Brooklyn, New York, Stewart Gallery, Boise, Idaho, Winter Works on Paper, New York, New York.

About the Outsider Art Fair
Founded in New York in 1993, the Outsider Art Fair stands as the pioneering art fair focused on self-taught art. The annual event showcases works by acclaimed masters such as Henry Darger, Bill Traylor and Aloïse Corbaz, as well as living artists like George Widener, Dan Miller, Leopold Strobl, Christine Sefolosha and Lonnie Holley. Renowned for its rebellious spirit, OAF has played a vital role in building a passionate collecting community and increasing the overall recognition of outsider art in the contemporary art world. In 2012, OAF was acquired by Wide Open Arts, a company established by New York gallerist Andrew Edlin. A Paris edition of the fair ran for ten years, from 2013–22

Accessibility: Wide Open Arts is dedicated to providing access to everyone. If you require assistance during your visit, please contact us at info [​at​] outsiderartfair.com for more information.

VIP & press preview: Thursday, February 29, 2024: 12–6pm
Vernissage: Thursday, February 29, 2024 6–9pm
Open to the public: Friday, March 1, 2024 11am–8pm; Saturday, March 2, 2024, 11am–8pm; Sunday, March 3, 2024 11am–6pm

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