About the Gallery


reference: contemporary is committed to the development of emerging and mid-career artists focusing on abstract painting and sculpture. By engaging with the artist's intent and mode of production, the gallery builds 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 enliven spaces with compelling and contemporary work. Other services include framing and fabrication for private and corporate contexts. 

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