A Colourful Portfolio


DONNA WISE is a Toronto-based contemporary/abstract artist who has exhibited throughout Canada and the United States. Her acrylic paintings are large, bold, fluid, and full of energetic confidence. For a number of years, she was a docent at both the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum. By invitation, she was involved in art auctions for the Canadian Opera Company, National Ballet, Royal Ontario Museum, and Baycrest Hospital.

Apart from canvases in private collections in Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco, Miami, and Tel Aviv, her work can be found in the board room of the Ontario Parliament Building and the lobby of the Elgin Theatre in Toronto, as well as in many corporate collections including those of the Four Seasons Hotel, Baycrest Hospital, and Equitable Trust among many others.

She was awarded an individual creative grant from the Ontario Arts Council in 1985, and she is a life member of The Society of Canadian Artists, Carfac, and WAAC.

Recent Exhibitions

January Art Sail, Milan, Italy
March Art for Ukraine, Bougie Gallery, Toronto
January 20-April 20 Mail Art: unlimited Dada - Propeller Gallery, Toronto
March 15-June 15 Society of Canadian Artists Juried Show - online
March 30-April 24 New Members Exhibition: 2FeetSquare - The Gallery, Niagara Falls
March 15–May 10 Portraits of Resilience – Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
May 16-June 6 New Members’ Exhibition – Beaux Arts Gallery, Brampton, ON
June 3–June 26 Painterly - Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
September-October 20 open Juried Virtual Art Show Markham Group of Artists
September 18 -October 20 Annual Juried Art Show New Market Artists
October 7 - October 21 Open Theme Las Laguna Art Gallery California
October-1-31 The 68th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Colour & Form Society
December 1-31 The Federation of Canadian Artists, Toronto - Open Juried Exhibition
December 5-31 Fusion Art 6th Annual Colorful Abstraction Juried Exhibition, USA
December 5-31 Cago Contemporary Art – Online, All Colours Exhibited
December 6-January 4 7th Annual Abstract Art Juried Exhibition - Bougie Art Gallery, Toronto
December 9 Annual Fundraiser "Off the Screen"- Propeller Gallery, Toronto
September 3-26 Las Laguna Beach Gallery, Laguna Beach CA - 2nd Half And 50 & Over
…and numerous others

Selected Galleries:

  • Adamer Gallery, Miami
  • Urban Gallery, Toronto
  • The Museum of Fine Art, Montreal
  • Bonnie Kagen Gallery, Toronto
  • The Shayne Gallery, Montreal
  • Art Works International, Toronto
  • The Sybil & Frank Gallery, Wellington, ON
  • The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto
  • The Glenhyrst Gallery, Brantford, ON
  • The McDowell Gallery, Toronto
  • Bougie Gallery, Toronto
  • Art Sail, Milan Italy

Featured in Publications:

  • Catalogue of Living Artists, USA
  • VOYZX Fine Art Magazine, British Columbia
  • Sotheby's Catalogue for The Art of Birds for Royal
  • Ontario Museum, Canada
  • Toronto Guardian, Toronto
  • Blank Spaces, Toronto
  • Bougie Gallery Catalogue, Toronto

Member in Good Standing:

The Society of Canadian Artists
CARFAC Canadian Artists Representation
Canadian Federation of Artists
The Colour & Form Society
Women's Art Association of Canada
Artist Network, Markham Group of Artists

TV/ Podcast

Interview with Mark Hassan of ArtScopeTO podcast

Interview with Stella Jurgen of Stella's Studio, Camões TV