About the Gallery


reference: contemporary is committed to the development and support of emerging and mid-career artists. Our international exhibition program emphasizes abstract painting and sculpture. The gallery highlights critical engagement with the artistic process and with the intentions behind an artist's mode of production, furthering the premise of skill as currency.

We partner with commercial galleries and art fairs to ensure our artists' works gain a broader international platform. We work with art consultants and architects to deliver custom artwork and outfit spaces with compelling and contemporary work. Other services include framing and fabrication and strategic research services for private and corporate contexts. 

Established by Maita Sayo in 2015, reference: contemporary is located in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto's west end.