Bau-Xi Gallery

340 Dundas Street West

Ontario M5T 3G5 Toronto


Phone : 416-977-0600

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3045 Granville Street

British Columbia V6H 3J6 Vancouver


Phone : 604-733-7011

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Tien Huang   (Director)

Alissa Sexton   (Co-Director)


The Bau-Xi Gallery is recognized as one of Canada’s most highly regarded and reputable art galleries. Exhibiting in three spaces in Toronto and Vancouver since 1965, the Bau-Xi group of galleries represents some of Canada’s most established artists, in addition to an impressive roster of important international artists. Since opening in 2010, Bau-Xi Photo has similarly established itself as a leading fine art photography gallery. Bau-Xi Gallery is a founding members of the South Granville Galleries Association (SGGA) and the Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC).

Exhibiting Artists

Other Represented Artists

  • Erin Armstrong

    Biography : Erin Armstrong is a contemporary figurative artist working and living in Toronto. Using quick and decisive gestural markings over acrylic based images, her goal is to create at once recognizable and distorted figures in an expressive and dream-like world. Juxtaposing the everyday with surrealistic imaginings, Armstrong captures hidden emotions often lost in human experience. Her concern is not to recreate reality as it exists, but rather to evoke an atmosphere that transports the viewer into a world of interpretation. Armstrong's work is sold internationally and has been exhibited in Canada, the US, Australia, Sweden and the UK. She was recently selected by Saatchi Art as their "One To Watch" and by Saatchi Art's chief curator, Rebecca Wilson, as one of "20 Emerging Artist in the World to Follow." Designlines Magazine named her one of Toronto's "Six New Art Stars" and blogTO counted her in their "Top 10 Most Talked About Painters In Toronto." She is represented in the UK, NYC and Australia. Erin has upcoming exhibits in Toronto, Australia, Stockholm, Edinburgh, London, Oslo, Miami and NYC.

  • Cara Barer  (+)

    Biography : Cara Barer is an American photographer who bases her practice in Houston, Texas. Barer visually documents the way in which society has come to retrieve information by changing a common reference book into a work of sculpture. In her experimentation with curling irons, clothes pins and water, Barer transforms volumes of irrelevant and outdated information into coiled, crumpled objects of beauty. By photographing each object as the last step in her creative intervention, Barer affords a second life to the cast-off books and paper she re-reinterprets in her work. Fanciful and symbolic, Barer’s photographs allude to the status of the book in the contemporary digital age, while offering an open narrative for each viewer to contemplate through her abstract compositions. Cara Barer has exhibited in solo and group show throughout the US and Canada since 1994. Her work has been featured extensively in such publications as New York Magazine, The Washington Post, Harper’s Magazine, The Boston Globe and The New Yorker; and can be found in the collections of Bloomingdale’s, Lehigh University, Nordstrom, United States Embassy, Kyiv, Ukraine, VISA and Wells Fargo Bank and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

    Exhibition : Solo Exhibitions 2016 “When the Ice Melts,” Fotofest biennial, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX 2015 New Work, KLOMPCHING Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2015 “Cartographica,” Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto 2015 “Origins,” Capture Photo Festival, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver 2014 “Origins,” Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto 2014 “Mediations,” Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX 2013 “Transmutations,” Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2013 “Transmutations,” Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto 2012 Introductory Preview, November, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto 2012 “Bound and Unbound,” Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA 2012 “Time Capsules” DeSantos Gallery, Houston, TX 2012 “Memoire Vive,” Boissiere + Goemndio Art Contemporain, Paris, France 2011 “Overload,” Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA 2010 “Tesserae,” Fotofest, Design Works, Galvenston, TX 2010 “Cara Barer, New Work,” Hulse/Warman Gallery, Taos, NM 2010 “Barer/Lobato,Two Person Show,” Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2009 “Becoming a Myth,” DeSantos Gallery, Houston TX 2009 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, UCLA campus, Susan Spiritus Gallery 2008 Wessel and Lieberman Booksellers, Seattle, WA 2008 “The Book Project”, Tatar Gallery, Toronto, ON 2008 Hulse-Warman Gallery, Taos, NM 2008 Fotofest 2008, “Flux”, Design Works, Galveston, TX 2007 “Metamorphosis”, De Santos Gallery, Houston, TX 2007 “Of Words, Paper, and Shapes”, Singer Gallery, Petaluma, CA 2006 Fotofest Houston, Design Works, Galveston, TX 2006 “Evolutions”, DE Santos Gallery, Houston, TX 2005 Tomball College, Tomball, TX 1999 “Blue Prints”. Purse Building, Houston, TX 1997 Purse Building, Houston, TX 1996 Solo Show, Purse Building, Houston, TX 1994 University of Texas, Health Science Center, Houston, TX Group Exhibitions 2016 “Coast to Colour,” Laura Korman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2015 “Adaption: Turning Books into Art,” Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, M

    Detailed Description : Harajuku - Edition of 9 Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate Limited editions at 24x24, 36x36, 50x50 inches

  • David Burdeny  (+)

    Biography : Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, David Burdeny has a degree in Interior Design and a Masters in Architecture. Primarily self taught, his background in architecture and design greatly influence his penchant for simple exacting photographs of sky, horizon and the marks left behind by humankind. Describing his photography as ‘discovery driven,’ Burdeny has travelled to places including Antarctica, Iceland, Brazil, China, France, Italy and Cambodia in pursuit of his work. Influenced by notable photographers such Michael Kenna, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Fay Goodwin, David purposefully photographs in poor light and near darkness. He uses unusually long exposures to see that which our eyes cannot. Moving beyond the literal, his images have been described as ominous, haunting, beautiful and meditative. Burdeny’s work has been exhibited internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He is the recipient of notable photography awards including Photographer of the Year in the Nature Category at the International Photography Awards. His pieces have been collected and is included in both private and corporate collections.

    Exhibition : Solo Exhibitions 2016 Salt, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Canada 2015 A Bright Future, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC Canada 2015 Wanderlust, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT 2015 Russia, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC Canada 2015 A Decade of Landscapes, FAF Krakow, Poland 2015 Saudade, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT 2015 Saudade, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Canada 2015 XS, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta 2014 Saudade, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC Canada 2014 Saudade, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC Canada 2013 Traces of Time, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC Canada 2013 Traces of Time, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Montreal, QC Canada 2013 Traces of Time, Iris Gallery, Boston, MA, USA 2013 Traces of Time, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2012 Centre for photographic Art, Caramel, CA, Curated by Richard Gadd 2012 Herringer Kiss Gallery, "Exposure 2012", Calgary, Alberta 2012 Traverse, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2011 Ancora, Camera 16, Milano, Italy. 2011 Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto 2011 Ancora, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2010 Iris Gallery, Boston, MA 2010 David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, IL 2010 Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON 2010 Galerie Schindel, Freiburg, Germany 2010 Brucie Collections, Kiev, Ukraine 2010 Sacred & Secular, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2010 Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta 2009 Young Gallery Brussels, Belgium 2009 Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta 2008 North|South, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2008 North|South, Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium 2008 North|South, David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, IL 2008 Antartica/Greenland, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON 2007 New Photographs, Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. 2007 Specific Gravity, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouve BC 2007 Shorelines, Collins Lefebvre Stoneberger, Montreal QC 2007 Gilman Contemporary

    Detailed Description : Bahamas 03 Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate Limited editions at 21x26, 32x40, 44x55, 59x73.5 inches

  • Tom Burrows  (+)

    Biography : Tom Burrows received a B.A. in Art History and Sociology from the University of British Columbia in 1967, and continued to do post-graduate studies in sculpture at St. Martin’s School of Art, London, England until 1969. Burrows has had solo exhibitions in London, Tokyo, Berlin, New York, Edinburgh and across Canada. The Belkin Gallery, UBC is mounting a survey of his work from1965 to the present, January 9th to April 12th, 2015. Burrows’ most prominent current medium is cast pigmented polymer resin with which he creates subtle, luminescent abstractions. Colour fields, sometimes transparent, sometimes opaque, give the illusion of a panel lit from within. Tom Burrows’ work is held in private, corporate, and public collections in Europe, Asia and the Americas, most recently in the newly reconstructed Canada House, London.

    Exhibition : 2016 “Moths Drink the Tears of Sleeping Birds,” Bau-Xi Toronto 2015 “Echo”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver 2015 Tom Burrows, Retrospective Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, UBC Vancouver 2013 “The China Effect”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver 2012 “The China Effect”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto 2011 “Polar”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver 2010 “Polar”, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle 2009 “Polar”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto 2008 “Right of Spring”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver 2007 “Rosebud”, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle 2005 “Bandiere”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto 2004 “In Other Words”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver 2003 “Tom Burrows”, C.A.U.S.A., Vancouver “Chinook”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto ‘Various Properties”, Belkind Gallery, Vancouver 2002 “huh/eh”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver “Contours – Extended Painting from the Pacific Northwest”, Vancouver 2001 “Four Abstract Painters”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto 2000 “From the Fourth Decade”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, Toronto 1999 “Pairs”, Burrows & Kipping, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto “Photographic Works in the Collection”, Belkind Gallery, University of British Columbia. 1998 “Weak Thought”, Vancouver Art Gallery “Pool”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver “No Matter”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto 1997 “The Body”, Vancouver Art Gallery, Permanent Collection “Hematoma Series”, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, Vancouver “Fowl Play”, Permanent Sculpture Installation for the Toronto Transit Commission “Trail Mix”, Five permanent sculptures along the Ridgeway Bicycle Trail, for the city of Vancouver 1996 “Context and Influences”, Vancouver Art Gallery “The Culture of Nature”, Kamloops Art Gallery “Homage to Art Pepper” A Permanent Installation, The Wall Garden Hotel, Vancouver 1995 “Milieu: of the order of presentation”, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto “Works from the Tokyo Embassy”, Bau-Xi Ga

    Detailed Description : Nuthatch Vanga 2 polymer resin 48 X 48 inches

  • Barbara Cole  (+)

    Biography : Barbara Cole is a self-taught photographic artist who has built an extraordinary career in image making since beginning her practice in the 1980s. Cole’s work has been exhibited worldwide and is extensively collected by both public and private institutions. Throughout her career Cole has worked internationally on commercial projects and has created several large-scale commissions, including installations for the atrium at the M. Lau Breast Cancer Centre in Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital and for Trump Hollywood in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Her series Underworld was exhibited at the Canadian Embassies in Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Cole has won prestigious awards such the Grand Prize at the Festival International de la Photographie de Mode in Cannes, and third prize at the International Photography Awards in New York. In 2012, the acclaimed documentary series Snapshot: The Art of Photography II featured an episode devoted exclusively to Cole’s photographic practice. Barbara Cole lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

    Exhibition : Solo Exhibitions 2016 Falling Through Time, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Canada 2015 Miroir d’eau, Galerie LeRoyer, Montreal, Quebec 2015 Moving Pictures, The Lenticulars, Creutzberg/Van Dun, Oisterwijk, Netherlands 2014 Meditations, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Canada 2014 Duplicity, Galerie LeRoyer, Montreal, Canada 2013 Duplicity, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Canada 2013 Underworld, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 2012 Two People Walking a Tightrope in an Ordinary Life Full of Extraordinary Moments, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Canada 2012 Two People Walking a Tightrope in an Ordinary Life Full of Extraordinary Moments, Galerie LeRoyer, Montreal, Canada 2011 Chromatics and White NOise, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 2011 White NOise, Art Gallery of Grimsby, Grimsby, Ontario, Canada 2010 Chromatics, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Canada 2009 White NOise, Airspace Gallery, Malton Airport Terminal 1, Toronto, Canada 2008 White NOise, Gallery 345, Toronto, Canada 2007 Painted Ladies, Iris Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA, catalogue available 2006 Underworld, Iris Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA, catalogue available 2004 Underworld, Canadian Embassy, Washington D.C., USA, catalogue available 2003 Underworld, Tatar Gallery, Toronto, Canada, catalogue available 2003 Underworld, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan, catalogue available 2000 Human|Nature, Tatar|Alexander Gallery, Toronto, Canada 1998 Toronto & Jerusalem Series, Ogilvy & Mather International, New York, USA, limited edition book 1998 Toronto & Jerusalem Series, DDB Needham World Wide, New York, USA, limited edition book 1998 Toronto & Jerusalem Series, Luminus Gallery, New York, USA, catalogue available 1997 Toronto & Jerusalem Series, Tatar|Alexander Gallery, Toronto, Canada 1994 The Iris Prints, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Canada, catalogue available 1993 Cibachrome/Transfer Work, Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Canada 1991 New Colour Works, Jane Corkin Gallery,

    Detailed Description : Kew At Night, from Falling Through Time - Edition of 10 chromogenic print facemounted to plexiglass on a hidden aluminum subframe Limited editions at 48x48, 60x60 inches

  • Joshua Jensen-Nagle  (+)

    Biography : For over a decade, Joshua Jensen-Nagle has captivated the viewer with his evocative photographs and singular aesthetic. His romantic, dreamlike photographs of faraway places impart a nostalgic mood. The artist’s frequent travels abroad serve as inspiration for many of his photographic series. Jensen-Nagle bases his successful full-time art practice in Toronto, and has become a prominent fixture in the arts community. Having mounted over thirty exhibitions in the last eight years, he has developed a strong standing in the art world, and is collected widely throughout North America and Europe.

    Exhibition : Solo Exhibitions 2016 Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, Ontario 2016 Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec 2016 Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia 2016 Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta 2016 Galerie De Medicis, Paris, France 2015 Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario 2015 Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec 2014 Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario 2014 Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta 2013 Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario 2012 Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario 2012 Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta 2012 Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec 2011 Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia 2010 Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario 2010 Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec 2010 Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta 2009 Suzan Street Gallery, San Diego, CA 2009 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Ontario 2008 Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta 2008 Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec 2008 Galerie St. Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, Ontario 2008 Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, Georgia 2008 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Ontario 2008 Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho 2007 Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, Quebec 2007 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Ontario 2007 Newzones Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta 2006 Edward Day Gallery, Scenes of Silence, Toronto, Ontario 2006 Parts Gallery Contact Photography Festival Toronto, Ontario 2006 Upcountry Gallery, Toronto, Ontario 2004 Ryerson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario Group Exhibitions 2016 Sounds of the Sea, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Washington 2014 Summer Focus Series: Beaches, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario 2013 Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario 2012 Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario 2011 Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario 2010 Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario 2010 Flensburg Museum, Flensburg, Germany 2010 Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, Ontario 2009 Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario 2008 Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta 20

    Detailed Description : Hanauma Bay II - Edition of 7 archival inkjet print face-mounted to plexiglass, back-mounted to aluminum subframe Limited editions at 20x21, 30x31.5, 41x43, 55x58 inches

  • Kathryn Macnaughton

    Biography : Kathryn Macnaughton’s abstract paintings are compositional and textural experiments in acrylic paint. They are also canvases of contradiction: at once contemporary and timeless, flat and sculptural, compiled and uniform, static and unmistakably alive. These works are playful reminders that the abstract need not be unfamiliar. Inspired by collage, cut-outs, vintage palettes, and digital illustration, Macnaughton’s paintings respond—and inform—the many and converging concerns of the moment: permanence, fragments, history and its ephemera. A graduate of OCAD, Macnaughton has exhibited in both Canada and abroad since 2010. Recent collaborations include Kit and Ace, Collective Arts Brewery, and The Gardiner Museum.

  • Janna Watson  (+)

    Biography : Janna Watson is a shining example of a young emerging artist making a significant mark on the Canadian art scene. Watson has become well-known for her compelling abstract compositions, which use colour, line, and energetic brushstrokes to evoke emotion in the viewer. The work possesses an elegant and powerful energy, created with a carefully balanced pairing of loose painting and gestural mark-making. Her work can be found in several significant collections including the TD Bank Financial Group, CIBC, and the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Most recently, she was selected to create a magnificent 11 x 31 foot painting for the feature space in AURA, North America’s largest condominium building with a strong focus on building a meaningful Canadian art collection. The Toronto-based artist has exhibited across Canada and internationally.

    Exhibition : Solo Exhibition 2016 The Body Moves – Bau-Xi Gallery (Toronto, Ontario) 2016 There is no dimmer – Bau-Xi Gallery (Vancouver, British Columbia) 2015 Out of Line – Bau-Xi Gallery (Toronto, Ontario) 2014 Silent Ocean – Bau-Xi Gallery (Toronto, Ontario) New Paintings – Couture Galleri (Stockholm, Sweden) 2013 A Line with a Mind of its Own – Bau-Xi Gallery (Vancouver, British Columbia) Levitation – Bau-Xi Gallery (Toronto, Ontario) Inside: I Burst to Flames – Couture Galleri (Stockholm, Sweden) 2012 Magic is Also Involved – Bau-Xi Gallery (Vancouver, British Columbia) When Poets Hallucinate – Bau-Xi Gallery (Toronto, Ontario) Come up to my room - installation at annual Gladstone Hotel event (Toronto, Ontario) 2011 Rooms with no Floors - Bau-Xi Gallery (Vancouver, British Columbia) Put a Straight Jacket On A Fire, window installation – Gallery 1313 (Toronto, Ontario) 2010 Light is not Heavy – Bau-Xi Gallery (Toronto, Ontario) Overexcited Sensitivity – Bau-Xi Gallery (Vancouver, British Columbia) 2009 The Objects Have Lost Their Colour - Median Contemporary - (Toronto, Ontario) 2008 Wet Tambourine – Fute Design (Toronto, Ontario) 2007 Nervous Laughter-- Soho Gallery (Toronto, Ontario) 2006 Janna Watson – River Salon (Toronto, Ontario) Group Exhibitions 2012 Miami Scope – Miami Basel, (Miami, Florida) 2011 The Memory Project – Okanagan Heritage Museum (Kelowna, BC) 2009 Queen West Art Crawl- Trinity Bellwoods (Toronto, Ontario) 2009 Art Expo 2009 – Toronto Convention Center (Toronto, Ontario) 2009 Spring exhibition- Hamilton Art Gallery (Hamilton, Ontario) 2008 Winter exhibition- Hamilton Art Gallery (Hamilton, Ontario) 2008 Queen West Art Crawl – Trinity Bellwoods (Toronto, Ontario) 2008 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition – Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto, Ontario) 2008 Our Space is Vast – Transit Space – Installation (Toronto, Ontario) 2007 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition – Nathan Phil

    Detailed Description : No Strict Rhythm mixed media on panel with resin 48x48 inches