Donna Wise

Artist member since 2018
Toronto, Ontario

Donna Wise is a Toronto based artist ,who has shown across Canada & the US.Her acrylic paintings are boldly coloured compositions of patterns,patterns & textures . She has works in many corporate collections including the Four Seasons,Baycrest,Equitable Trust among others.Her art can be found in private collections in Toronto,Montreal,Miami & Tel Aviv. By invitation she has participated in art Auctions for The Rom, The Canadian Opera Company,The National Ballet & Baycrest Hospital.Her paintings have been in the Board Room at Queens Park,& the lobby of The Elgin Theatre. Designer for one of Baycrests Annual Fundraiser,Dancing With The Stars.Wiserecieved an Individual Grant from the Ontario Arts Council in 1985.She is a proud elected member of The Society of Canadian Artists since 1985. More information can be found on her website:www.Donnawiseart.com

MEDIUM:Abstract Expressionism is the style of painting that I am most comfortable with.It appealed to me from the onset because of the way you could use colour & design to stimulate reactions and create emotions.I use heavy acrylic paint and often add polymer to thicken & add to the texture of the overlapping patterns,These paintings are bold colour saturated canvases full of fluid energy and are a confidant body of work.

EXHIBITIONS: 2018 Out of This World Juried Exhibition The Propeller Gallery in Toronto. 2018 Summer Collections,The Sybil&Frank Gallery in Prince Edward County 2018. What is The Colour Of Red Juried Exhibition at The Propeller Gallery in Toronto 2017 Flights Of Fancy The Urban Gallery,Solo Show In Toronto 2017 Winter Show The Sybil&Frank Gallery in Prince Edward County 2016 1st Dibs Through Adamar Gallery Miami Florida 2016 Fall Exhibition The Sybil&Frank Gallery in Prince Edward County 2016 FallCatalogue Juried Show The Elaine Fleck Gallery Nuit Blanche Toronto 2016 Summer Collections Juried Show The Glenhyrst Gallery Of Brant Brantford 1987 Montreal Museum Of Fine Art Rental Program Montreal 1987 Art Works International Solo Show Toronto 1986 Bonnie Kagen Gallery Solo Show Toronto 1985-1990 The Shayne Gallery Solo shows Montreal 1984 McDowell Gallery Group Show Toronto

Publications 2018 September Issue Voyzx Fine Art Magazine “Unexpected Discovery 3 Paintings ,Numbers in Music & Poetry,Artic Reflections.Frosted Steel &FireBC. 2016. The Elaine Fleck Fall Catalogue Of Artists Toronto 1985 Sotheby’s Catalogue for the ROM “Art For The Birds art auction Toronto 1985 The Encyclopedia Of Living Artists US.


Donna is also a member of CARFAC, Toronto Western Hospital Fine Art Committee, Elected Member of The Society of Canadian Artists since 1985, and the International Association of Professional Artists and Women’s Art Association Of Canada and Federation of Canadian Artists


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Which piece of art you've created is your favourite, and why?

They all hold a special place as they are a history of where I have come from

Describe the person your work appeals to in 3 words

Curious, risky enchanted

Favourite medium

Acrylic with added polymer

Everyone should know about

My love for dogs great art and music traveling the world

What artists do you admire right now?

Helen Frankenthaler,Georgia O’Keefe,Paul Jenkins,JackBush

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