Akrylic presents a portfolio of Randy Gladman’s Contemporary Art writing and curating projects.

Randy Gladman is a Toronto-based art critic, curator and consultant. After completing a Masters degree in Art History at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts in 2001, he worked as a registrar at Lehman Maupin Gallery and then as a curator at Mixed Greens Gallery, both in New York City, and as an independent art critic. His articles about art and culture have appeared in the pages of many magazines including Artforum, Contemporary, Momus, ArText, Canadian Art, C Magazine, Smock, NY Arts, Strength and others. He contributed to Installationview, a monograph published by Rizzoli New York about the artist Ryan McGinness.  Since the fall of 2010, Randy has been a regular contributor to the Financial Times of London’s How To Spend It online magazine as a “Haute Seat” columnist.

Randy lived in New York City between 1999 and 2004 and during that time he traveled to art events across the United States, Europe and the Middle East. In 2004, he returned to his home city of Toronto and in 2006 he completed his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.  He continues his active participation in the Contemporary Art world as an art critic, curator, artist advisor, and collector’s consultant.

He is one of the founders of  the now defunct Ministry of Artistic Affairs. The Ministry provided a unique insight into the art market by curating a series of informative and interactive events exploring multiple facets of the art scene. Members accessed a program of events that included studio visits with rising and established local artists, intimate visits with notable collectors, exclusive gallery exhibition previews, film screenings, talks and panel discussions with published art thinkers, and group art fair excursions.

Since late 2014, Randy has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.  This is a very exciting time for MOCCA which will quintuple in size as it moves to a new location in Toronto’s Junction Triangle neighbourhood, scheduled to open in early 2017.  Randy is happily contributing his energy and knowledge of real estate development and curatorial practice to the institution.

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RG and Retna, Lower East Side, NYC, 2014