A few days before its London show, the Frieze Art Fair has announced a change to its organisation. Loring Randolph, a former director of the Casey Kaplan gallery in New York, will be joining the fair’s team as artistic director for the Americas.
Loring Randolph will take up her post in mid-October. Her primary focus will be Frieze New York, which is held each May, and she will also supervise relations with galleries on this side of the Atlantic. She will work in close partnership with the fair’s overall director, Victoria Siddall.
“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”, declared Victoria Siddall. She went on to stress how much Ms Randolph’s experience at Casey Kaplan would contribute to her work at Frieze. “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”.
Loring Randolph was with the Casey Kaplan gallery for over ten years, where she was not only responsible for the artistic programme but also for client relations. Among the artists she has worked with closely are Liam Gillick and Hugh Scott-Douglas.
Frieze’s previous artistic director, Abby Bangser, announced her departure four months ago.