BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors perform a critical role of guiding, governing, and broadening the gallery’s operations. Gallery TPW’s Board is primarily composed of artists and curators as well as professionals providing expertise in finance, human resources, and communications. Over the past 40+ years, TPW has been fortunate to count some of Toronto’s most prominent artists and curators as members.

The Board meets approximately every other month and hosts the Annual General Meeting.

Magdalyn Asimakis (President) is a curator and writer based in Toronto. She is the co-founder of the roving project space and curatorial collective ma ma.

Rachel Boyle (Treasurer) is an independent art consultant based in Toronto. Most recently she was the curatorial director of the New York–based Pace Gallery. Rachel, who has contributed to and edited numerous fine-arts publications, has more than 20 years of experience working with artists and cultural institutions worldwide.

Maria Kanellopoulos (Secretary) is an arts professional based in Toronto, with experience in collections management, curatorial practice and research, and exhibitions and public programming. Her research focus includes the transformative capacities that photography, archives, and contemporary art provide in creating spaces for underrepresented artists and their histories.

Dana Prieto is an Argentine artist and educator based in Toronto whose site-responsive practice manifests in sculpture, installation, performance, writing, and collaborations. Dana’s work deftly examines our intimate and collective entanglements with colonial institutions and power structures by exposing how we relate, think, make, and consume in the Anthropocene. Her work has been presented in national and international galleries, public spaces, and informal cultural venues.

Christina De Marchi is an independent art advisor and development professional based in Toronto.

​Solana Cain is a news photo editor at The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper. She is passionate about ensuring diversity and inclusion behind the lens in news coverage. Solana has worked as a photo editor for Getty Images, HELLO! Canada and Maclean's. Solana is a member of Diversify Photo, The Authority Collective, Women Photograph and a mentor in the newly launched BIPOC photojournalism mentorship program, Room Up Front. Solana occasionally works as a freelance photojournalist and is committed to her own photojournalism practice of documenting authentic and empowering images of Black women and girls. Solana was selected as one of the first artists in residence at Nia Centre for the Arts in Toronto. She graduated from Ryerson University School of Journalism and the photojournalism program at Loyalist College.

Camille Rojas (she/her. b. 1993 Toronto; lives and works in Toronto) is a multidisciplinary artist working with film, photography and dance. Her work uses movement as the primary vehicle to dissect ideas and emotions. Recent interests include art economics, stock market drama and computer vision science.

Steven Beckly is a Chinese-Canadian photographic artist residing in Tkaronto/Toronto. Beckly’s work has been featured in exhibitions at Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto; the Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto, Scarborough; Stride Gallery, Calgary; Remai Modern, Saskatoon; the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Aisha Green has over 15 years of experience working with a range of nonprofit, arts, and community-based organizations committed to social justice. She is currently the Operations/Office Manager at Justice for Children and Youth—a community legal aid clinic and childrens’ rights organization. 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

Mimi Joh-Carnella, Art Historian, Writer, Professor OCAD University, Chair, Partners In Art​​​

Sophie Hackett, Curator of Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario; Former Board Chair of Gallery TPW

Dr. Gaëlle Morel, Exhibitions Curator, Ryerson Image Centre

Elle Flanders, Artist, Educator, Co-Founder of Public Studio 

Craig D'Arville, Co-founder, FFOTO.com

Sarah Aranha, museum and education consultant  

Hiba Abdallah, artist and educator