About The Gallery
Sandra Ainsley Gallery
Sandra Ainsley Gallery is one of North America’s leading contemporary glass galleries. Founded in 1984 by Sandra Ainsley, the Toronto-based gallery has been recognized as a force in the international glass market. The Gallery represents the world’s leading artists working primarily in glass, as well as a roster of diverse, contemporary emerging artists. For over 35 years, the Gallery has established strong relationships with both private and corporate clients, assisting them in finding the perfect piece for their collection. Located in a 6,000 sq/ft converted warehouse space, with 22-foot ceilings, dramatic lighting, and an open concept layout, the Gallery is the ideal backdrop to exhibit our outstanding collection of glass sculptures. Sandra Ainsley Gallery has represented world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly since 1989.
Sandra Ainsley Bio
Since she established her first gallery in Hazelton Lanes in Toronto’s Yorkville area in 1984, Sandra Ainsley has developed and nurtured her passion for glass into a thriving and successful business.
Sandra Ainsley Gallery expanded in 1989 to become the premier gallery in the Financial District’s Exchange Tower. This location allowed Sandra to better meet the needs of both private and corporate clients with an impressive roster of international artists. Today Sandra Ainsley is one of the leading dealers of contemporary glass in North America.
The Exchange Tower space launch in 1989 with a Dale Chihuly exhibition. Sandra Ainsley Gallery at The Distillery opened November 2002, with over 2000 people in attendance, and pioneered the largest exhibition by Dale Chihuly in a private gallery.
In September 2012, Sandra Ainsley Gallery relocated to an industrial warehouse in the Don Valley Parkway and Eglinton Ave area at 100 Sunrise Ave, Unit 150. It was a surprising move but the space, with its 22 foot ceilings, is an ideal backdrop to show sculpture, especially the pieces with scale.
This new location enables Sandra to spend quality time with her clients and artists. Many of the artist Sandra has represented for over 35 years and she enjoys her long standing relationships with them. The gallery works with private collectors, corporate clients, designers, and architects in placing major pieces and installations as well as more intimate sculpture.
After over 35 years in business Sandra has become an integral part of the international glass community. She has established herself as one of the leading dealers of contemporary glass in world.
Sandra’s passion these days is to work closely with her clients and expose them to the always evolving world of glass.