Rachel Graham joins Corkin Gallery as Director, leading new program of exhibitions
Corkin Gallery is delighted to announce that Rachel Graham has joined the Gallery as its new Director. In this role, Graham will work hand-in-glove with owner Jane Corkin to develop the Gallery’s exhibition program and help cultivate relationships with collectors, institutions, and corporations across North America.
Graham brings nearly a decade of experience shaping world-class collections of modern and contemporary art to Corkin Gallery. Prior to returning to Toronto, she served as Associate Director of New York-based advisory firm Adler Beatty, where she worked collaboratively with artists and estates to organize exhibitions and specialized in helping new and established collectors access works by some of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Previously, Graham held positions at the gallery of the late Richard L. Feigen, one of New York’s most influential dealers, where she oversaw its presentations at global art fairs, including Art Basel (Basel, Switzerland) and the Art Dealer Association of America’s The Art Show (New York, USA). Graham also helped managed the estate of influential queer artist Ray Johnson.
“I’m excited to welcome Rachel to the Corkin Gallery team and home to Toronto,” says Corkin. “Rachel brings a singular expertise in twentieth-century art and an exceptional track record, which includes thoughtfully stewarding the careers and legacies of seminal artists. Her vision and rigour align precisely with the Gallery’s longstanding commitment to exhibiting iconic works of art alongside the emerging and mid-career voices of tomorrow. It’s been a thrill to work with Rachel so far, and we can’t wait to share what’s coming next.”
Under Graham’s leadership, Corkin Gallery will be opening a number of major exhibitions during the summer and fall of 2021, including a presentation of photographs from Irving Penn’s renowned bodies of work, including 1960s San Francisco, small trades, and fashion (August / September 2021); Traces of Abstraction: 1960-1980, a survey of works by landmark abstract painters from North and South America (September / October 2021); and a debut solo exhibition of paintings by Toronto-based artist Christian Butterfield (November 2021).