Loring Randolph Appointed Artistic Director of the Americas of Frieze Art Fairs
Frieze Art Fairs announced today the appointment of Loring Randolph as the Fairs’ new Artistic Director (Americas), starting in mid-October. In her new role, Randolph will play a key role in determining the vision, strategic goals, and content of Frieze New York, in coordination with Frieze Fairs Director Victoria Siddall. Randolph will act as a liaison for galleries, collectors and curators from throughout the Americas.
Randolph joins Frieze from the New York-based gallery Casey Kaplan, where she was partner. At the gallery, she was integral in determining the strategy, concept and implementation of the gallery program; cultivating and maintaining client, curator, and artist relationships; and generating sales to private and public collections. She also coordinated and facilitated gallery exhibitions, solo exhibitions at institutions, artist presentations at Documenta and biennales, and the production of various publications, in addition to representing the gallery for 11 years at major art fairs around the world. Randolph holds a Masters in Arts Business from Sotheby’s Institute in London where she wrote her thesis on the contemporary art market in London, and a BFA in Graphic design and BA in Art History from the University of Michigan.
“Loring will bring dynamism and new perspectives to her role as Artistic Director (Americas), I am thrilled to welcome her to the Frieze team and I am really looking forward to working with her on Frieze New York,” said Victoria Siddall, Director, Frieze Fairs. “As a former exhibitor, Loring brings an invaluable perspective that will help us continue to improve all aspects of what we do for our exhibiting galleries, whose groundbreaking presentations are the core of the Fairs. She also brings experience and expertise in the New York art world and the Americas that will continue to grow our partnerships with galleries, museums, collectors, and artists across the region, as well as to engage with our community in the city.”
“I am delighted to be joining Frieze, to build on the integrity of Frieze New York and continue to grow the Frieze presence throughout the Americas,” remarked Randolph. “I have participated for many years in Frieze Art Fairs as an exhibitor and my perspective in this regard offers some unique insights into my new role. Frieze is a progressive organization that is poised for growth, and I greatly look forward to working with my colleagues—the array of world-class galleries, curators, writers and collectors that partner with the Frieze fairs—to present an unparalleled experience at Frieze in the quality of gallery presentations by today’s most significant international artists.”