History of Fay Gold Gallery


The Fay Gold Gallery opened in Atlanta in 1980 with exhibition of sculpture by George Segal followed by Irving Penn, Robert Rauschenberg, Alex Katz, Cindy Sherman and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

For almost 30 years Fay Gold Gallery has been in business in Atlanta, major galleries have come and gone. The gallery’s staying power, cultural heroism and true pioneering spirit are legendary in the South. It is the only Southern gallery that has exhibited its artists in art fairs in Basel, FIAC, ARCO, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Palm Beach and New York.

The Fay Gold Gallery is a fierce advocate of art being created in Atlanta and the Southeast. It focuses on guiding and educating Atlantans while facing open resistance to change. Fay has become one of the most respected art experts in the country. She has won many prestigious awards for pioneering vision, which has raised art awareness in the South.

Fay Gold Gallery has helped build the collections of such corporations as Coca-Cola and Scientific Atlanta and has raised $750,000 chairing two art auctions in Atlanta with Elton John for his AIDS Foundation.

Since 1980 the Fay Gold Gallery has focused on developing private and corporate contemporary art collections in the Southeast. The gallery exhibits cutting-edge painting, sculpture, photography and three-dimensional objects. It has fostered successful careers for a multitude of artists by exhibiting their work in four major art fairs a year and arranging shows for them in galleries and museums worldwide.

The Fay Gold Gallery has represented the estates of Robert Mapplethorpe, Louise Nevelson, Milton Avery, Ruth Orkin, O. Winston Link and Imogen Cunningham as well as nationally known artists from coast to coast.