Taymour Grahne is an independent gallerist and art dealer recognised for scouting great new and under-represented artistic talent, launching the careers of many respected artists working today. In 2020 he founded Taymour Grahne Projects, a London-based gallery which provides a space for audiences to discover both emerging and historically overlooked artists.
Prior to establishing the London space, Taymour founded and directed Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York (2013 – 2017). Here, he built a profile for exhibiting some of the most important emerging and mid-career contemporary artists of today, including Maia Cruz Palileo, Hassan Hajjaj, Nicky Nodjoumi, Whitney Bedford, Zineb Sedira, and Radames Juni Figueroa, among others, often being the first to exhibit these artists in New York City. His long-standing support for artist career trajectories has seen him place works into major museum collections worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; The British Museum, London; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), California; Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; and The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, North Carolina, among others.
Returning to London in 2017 to focus on his nomadic exhibition program, he launched a series of pop-up solo shows by leading emerging artists including GaHee Park, Dominique Fung, Matthew F Fisher, and Nadia Ayari.
In 2020 he founded Taymour Grahne Projects, a London-based gallery which provides a space for audiences to discover both emerging and historically overlooked artists. While continuing to support a dedicated group of collaborative artists on an ongoing basis, the gallery promotes an ambitious and evolving exhibition programme - both physical and online - which continually features new, exciting international artists.
Taymour is highly sought after for his keen eye, expertise in the field of contemporary art, deep knowledge of the art market, and his strong network within the field. He is often credited with discovering artists early on in their careers.
Taymour is supportive of and involved with cultural organisations and museums globally, serving on the Director’s Circle of the Whitechapel Gallery; a member of the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA); one of The Independents at Independent Curators International (ICI); a Chisenhale Gallery patron; a Tate Young Patron; a Programming and Exhibitions Supporter at Gasworks; friend of Bidoun; and on the Guggenheim Young Collectors Council (YCC) Acquisition Committee.