New York’s Outsider Art Fair Releases Its 2015 Exhibitor List

The 2014 edition of the Outsider Art Fair at Center 548 in New York. (Photo by Jenny Anderson, courtesy Getty Images)

The 2014 edition of the Outsider Art Fair at Center 548 in New York. (Photo by Jenny Anderson, courtesy Getty Images)

The Outsider Art Fair has released the list of exhibitors for its upcoming 2015 edition, which will be held in New York, January 29 through February 1, at Center 548 in Chelsea.

The medium, which is described on the fair’s website “to include art made by a wide variety of art-makers who share this common denominator of raw creativity. Outsiders come from all walks of life, from all cultures, from all age groups,” has grown rapidly in recent years, with more dedicated galleries and an expanding presence at major art fairs.

But the annual Outsider Art Fair remains one of the best places to discover self-taught and otherwise outsider artists. This year 40 galleries from 23 international cities will be exhibiting, with a special exhibition curated by Jay Gorney and Anne Doran.

In anticipation of the fair, there will also be a slew of special programming happening tonight, beginning at 7 p.m., at the American Folk Art Museum. Expect a chat between artist Lizzi Bougatsos and dealer James Fuentes, music by John Zorn, and a book talk with New York politician Zephyr Teachout and Alissa Quart on Ms. Quart’s title Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers, and Rebels. Willem van Genk: Mind Traffic. 

Here is the full list of 2015 exhibitors:


Brazil, São Paulo: Galeria Estação

France, Paris: Hervé Perdriolle, Polad-Hardouin Art Contemporain

Haiti, Pétionville: Galerie Bourbon-Lally

Italy, Turin: Rizomi Art Brut

Japan, Tokyo: Gallery Kogure, Yukiko Koide Presents

United Kingdom, London: Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Henry Boxer Gallery


Austin: Garde Rail Gallery

Baltimore: C. Grimaldis Gallery

Berkeley: The Ames Gallery

Chattanooga: Tanner Hill

Chicago: Carl Hammer Gallery; Judy A. Saslow Gallery

Dallas: Chris Byrne

Iowa City: The Pardee Collection

Lexington, KY: Institute 193

Los Angeles: The Good Luck Gallery

Miami: Pan American Art Projects

New Haven: Fred Giampietro Gallery

New York: American Primitive Gallery, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Cavin-Morris Gallery, Galerie St. Etienne, The Gallery at HAI, Hirschl & Adler, Kent Fine Art, Louis B. James, Luise Ross Gallery, MAKE (Scott Ogden), Pure Vision Arts, Ricco Maresca Gallery

Philadelphia: Fleisher/Ollman Gallery

Plainview: Arte del Pueblo

Oakland: Creative Growth Art Center

Waxahachie: Webb Gallery

Wimberley: J. Compton Gallery