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 could 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, WAAC, CSARN and CANADIAN FEDERATION OF ARTISTS.

Recent Exhibitions

March -August Group Showing Westland Gallery Etobicoke Canada
April 17-26 Art Box Project New York 2.0 New York USA
June 23-31 Art Box Project Zurich Zurich Switzerland
September 6-10 Art Box Swiss Expo 5.0 Zurich Switzerland
September 4-30 Three artist show at Savvy Art Inc. Oakville Canada
September 21 -27 10th Exposition Art and Fashion Week in Milan
PassepArtout Unconventional Gallery Milan Italy
December 6- 10 Art Box Project Miami 4.0. Miami USA
January Art Sail, Milan, Italy
March Art for Ukraine, Bougie Gallery, Toronto
December 10-22 Art Box Project Art Basel Art Week Miami 3.0
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
April 4-22 Polka Dots and Mushroom Two person exhibition The Propeller Gallery cancelled due to covid
September 3-26 2nd Half and 50 and over Group Exhibition Las Laguna Gallery Las Laguna Beach 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
February 3- March 3 Blue Impulse Juried Group Exhibition The Propeller Gallery Toronto
February 5 - March 4 What is Red Juried Group Exhibition The Propeller Gallery Toronto.
July 4-22 Out of This World Juried Group Exhibition The Propeller Gallery Toronto
September-December Group exhibition at The Sybil and Frank Gallery Prince Edward County.
December 2-30 Flights of Fancy Solo Exhibition Urban Gallery Toronto

Selected Galleries:

  • PassepArtout Gallery Milan Italy
  • 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
  • Las Laguna Gallery Laguna Beach California USA
  • Art Box Project Art Basel Week in Miami USA
  • Art Box New York New York USA
  • Art Box Art Basel Week Zurich Switzerland
  • Art Box Zurich 5.0 Switzerland
  • Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto Canada
  • Westland Gallery Etobicoke Canada
  • Savvy Art Inc.Oakville Canada

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
  • Art Box Project New York Catalogue
  • PassepARTout Gallery Banners, Posters Album and Diploma

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
Design Conference With Tiffany Pratt International Center Toronto
Design Thursday On City TV Toronto


Arts And Fines Vancouver The Partial Gallery Toronto
Carve Out Time For Art Usa
The Propeller Gallery
Bougie Gallery Toronto
Art Sail Milan Italy
Passepartout Gallery Unconventional Gallery Italy