The Exhibitor List for the 2016 Outsider Art Fair Has Arrived

The roster has expanded by about 20 percent from the last New York edition.

Courtesy of the Outsider Art Fair.

Some 59 exhibitors are coming to New York for the 24th edition of the Outsider Art Fair in January. Taking place in its new home at the Metropolitan Pavilion, on 18th Street, the fair hosts dealers of self-taught artists from 13 countries. The roster has expanded by nearly 20 percent, up from 50 at the 2015 edition.

Among the 13 first-time exhibitors are plenty of dealers not primarily associated with outsider artists but rather with cutting-edge contemporary art: there’s James Fuentes and JTT galleries, both from New York, for example. (JTT will share a booth with established outsider art dealers Adams and Ollman, of New York and Portland.)

The fair is run by New York dealer Andrew Edlin, whose company Wide Open Arts bought the enterprise in 2012. It expanded to Paris three years ago, and increased attendance at the October 2015 edition by some 75 percent. In recent years, the fair has increasingly blurred the boundaries between insider and outsider, featuring more and more hip contemporary art dealers.

The next New York edition takes place January 21-24 at 125 West 18th Street.

The list is below:

American Primitive, New York

Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

Arte del Pueblo, New York


Bourbon Lally, Petionville

Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago

Cathouse FUNeral, Brooklyn

Cavin Morris Gallery, New York

Chris Byrne, Dallas, TX

Creative Growth, Oakland

Creativity Explored, San Francisco

Dutton, New York

Fleisher Ollman, Philadelphia

Fountain House Gallery, New York

Fred Giampietro Gallery , New Haven

Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris

Galerie Bonheur, St. Louis

Galerie L’Inlassable, Paris

Galerie Polad-Hardouin, Paris

Gilley’s Gallery, Baton Rouge

Good Luck Gallery, Los Angeles

Grey Carter-Objects of Art, McLean, VA

HAI, Long Island City

Herve Perdriolle , Paris

Hirschl & Adler, New York

Indigo Fine Arts, Philadelphia

J Compton Gallery, Wimberly, TX

Jackie Klempay, New York

James Fuentes, New York

JT / Adams & Ollman, Portland

Just Folk, Summerland, CA

Klein Sun Gallery, New York

LAND Gallery, Brooklyn

Les Arts Buissoniers, Saint-Sever-du-Moustier

Lindsay Gallery Columbus

Louis B James / Macaulay & Co, New York

Luise Ross Gallery, Inc, New York

Marion Harris, New York

Mariposa Unusual Art, New York

Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York

OLOF Art, Oegstgeest

Polysemie / Galerie des Nanas, Marseille

Pure Vision Arts, New York

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, New York

Ricco Maresca, New York

Rizomi Art Brut / Galleria Centro Steccata, Turin

Shrine, New York

Situations, New York

Tanner Hill Gallery, Chattanooga

The Pardee Collection, Iowa City

Webb Gallery, Waxahachie

Winter Works on Paper, Brooklyn

Y Gallery, New York

YOD Gallery, Osaka

Yukiko Koide, Tokyo

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