BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors perform a critical role of guiding 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.
Rachel Boyle (President) is the Deputy Director of Oakville Galleries. Most recently she was the curatorial director of the New York–based Pace Gallery where she managed numerous exhibitions and supported many of the gallery's leading artists and estates. Rachel, who has collaborated on several fine arts publications, has more than 20 years of experience working with artists and cultural institutions worldwide.
Maria Kanellopoulos (Vice President) 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.
Natalie MacLean (Treasurer) is a Senior Consultant on the Organization and Strategy Team at Lord Cultural Resources. She uses her research and analytical skills to provide clients with important data and analysis, leading to practical and actionable solutions. Her expertise in Digital Strategy helps organizations connect with and inspire audiences across multiple platforms. Natalie holds a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, a MA in Art History from York University, and an MBA specializing in Arts, Media, & Entertainment Management from the Schulich School of Business. Her graduate research focused on the impact of social media use on visitor experience in museums and galleries. Previously, Natalie worked as a curator at Wreck City, an independent arts organization in Calgary, Alberta that organizes art events in underutilized urban spaces. She has also worked as a co-director of Pith Gallery and Studios, an arts hub focused on providing resources to emerging artists.
Zinnia Naqvi (Secretary) (she/her) is a lens-based artist working in Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada. Her work
examines issues of colonialism, cultural translation, language, and gender through the use of photography, video, the written word, and archival material. Recent projects have included archival and re-staged images, experimental documentary films, video installations, graphic design, and elaborate still-lives. Her artworks often invite the viewer to consider the position of the artist and the spectator, as well as analyze the complex social dynamics that unfold in front of the camera. Naqvi is a member of EMILIA-AMALIA Working Group, an intergenerational feminist collective. Naqvi received a BFA in Photography Studies from Toronto Metropolitan University and an MFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University. She is currently a sessional lecturer at the University of Toronto and Toronto Metropolitan University.
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.
Rachel Wine is a freelance Director of Photography and Cultural Producer. Her current clients include Maclean’s, Toronto Life and Stephen Bulger Gallery. She has held positions at The Globe and Mail, with a focus on long form documentary projects and the lifestyle publications, Globe Pursuits and Globe Style Advisor, and Air Canada's enRoute Magazine, and Canadian Business. She is an independent curator who lectures, writes, and consults on photography.
Kate Wong is a curator and writer. With over 10 years experience, she has held curatorial positions at Serpentine Galleries, V.O Curations and the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, where she currently serves. In these positions and as a director at Sadie Coles HQ, Wong has worked on ambitious projects with artists including Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Roscoe Mitchell and Sarah Lucas. She is the founder of low theory, a contributing writer for frieze and AnOther Mag, and has written for numerous other publications including TANK Magazine and Yishu Journal. Wong has taught as part of the Sandberg Instituut and University of the Underground’s New Politics and Afrofuturism Master’s programme, and has been an invited speaker at Tate Modern and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Mimi Joh-Carnella, Art historian, writer, professor at 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, The Image Centre
Craig D'Arville, Co-founder, FFOTO.com
Sarah Aranha, Museum and education consultant
Hiba Abdallah, Artist and educator, former Board Chair of Gallery TPW
Liz Ikiriko, Curator, Collections and Art in Public Spaces, Art Museum
Solana Cain, Photo Editor, The Globe & Mail
Magdalyn Asimakis, curator, Executive Director, Images Festival, former Board Chair of Gallery TPW
Masaki Kondo, Social Media and Marketing Manager, Hot Docs