About Janet Rady Fine Art

An art specialist you can trust

Specialist in Contemporary Art

Based between London and the United Arab Emirates, Janet Rady expresses her creative talents as a specialist in contemporary art. Highly educated in the field, Janet holds a Masters Degree in Islamic Art History from the University of Melbourne, and a BA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

As well as expert knowledge of art history, Janet has extensive industry experience, spanning over thirty years. Passionate about the International Art Market, she continues to build on her diverse skills from her time at leading auction houses and major commercial galleries.

Inspired by Historical Art Pieces

Born in Malta, Janet visited the Middle East in 1974, and subsequently lived in France, Iran and Australia. Throughout her travels, she has been inspired by historical art pieces which redefined cultural ideologies, and profoundly altered the subconscious of our societies. Janet continues to travel regularly, visiting artists in their studios and discovering works that allow analysis of identity, meaning and perspectives, in both a local and global context.

Janet is a member of many renowned professional bodies including Finarta, The Private International Art Network, The Arab British Chamber of Commerce, The Advisory Council of CARAVAN, and The Council of the Iran Society.

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Her expertise and knowledge have led her to become a nominator for the V&A Jameel Prize, curator for the Benetton Foundation Imago Mundi Project, and a Judge for the Khor Online Art Initiative.

Due to her success, Janet was appointed to join Chiswick Auctions in 2020, as a specialist in Modern and Contemporary Middle East and North African art.

Janet has guest curated exhibitions for the peacebuilding NGO CARAVAN Arts including the I AM touring exhibition of thirty-one women artists from the Middle East, and an exhibition of thirty-eight premier Bahraini, Egyptian and Lebanese artists entitled "KHALIL GIBRAN: A Guide for our Times" at Sotheby's London.

Inspired by Historical Art Pieces

She is the co-author and editor of “Transcending Conflict” The Private Collection of Ambassador John Rakolta Jr and Mrs Terry Rakolta.

Janet has also edited a specially commissioned book on present-day history, “33 Artists…33 Islands…A Kingdom of Art” which was conceived as an original anthology and mimesis to celebrate its contemporary culture and outstanding personalities of the visual arts in the Kingdom.

To find out more about Janet Rady, and her work, contact us today.

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