About Us

Rumi Galleries is the largest historical and contemporary Canadian art gallery in Oakville. Founded in 2007, the gallery's focus is divided between its inventory of Canadian, American and European artists of the 20th century and its representation of Canadian contemporary artists of different generations. Works in all media can be found at the gallery including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and printmaking. The gallery continues to develop its exhibition program with the introduction of new Canadian artists, curating exhibitions of 20th century pieces held in inventory and exhibiting at international art fairs. The gallery exhibits annually at Art Toronto and is committed to developing future exhibitions of Canadian art abroad.

Rumi Galleries is a member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada.



JOSEPH RUMI, B.A., M.A.

President

Joseph has enjoyed a plus-20 year career in the Fine Arts industry where he has excelled at leadership roles that combined conservation, curatorial and management positions. He is an accomplished specialist in Post-War Canadian, American and British Art, a seasoned gallery owner, and experienced business leader. He has applied his skill and effort to expand Rumi Galleries' growth throughout Canada with a focus on the galleries' three core collecting criteria of exceptional quality, condition and provenance. In doing so, Joseph has helped build many important collections and become an advisor to numerous clients in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

A member of the Art and Art History Professional Advisory Council for Sheridan College (2015 Present) and the former Program Ambassador to Canada for Sotheby's Institute of Art, Joseph has taken a keen interest in the development and mentorship of emerging art professionals throughout his career. Through guidance to university applicants and young professionals as well as talks and tours for public and private educational institutions, Joseph has come to be considered a motivational leader in the Fine Arts community.

Joseph is the President of the Art Dealers Association of Canada (2019 – Present) and member of the Board of Directors (2015 – Present). He is a former Executive member of the Board of Directors of Oakville Galleries (2009-2016) and the Founder and Past Chair of the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Art Council. Joseph also served on the Town of Oakville's first ever Public Art Selection Committee and is an advisor to numerous artists and their estates. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Victoria (2005) and a Master's in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art and the University of Manchester (2007).

 
 

Rumi Galleries is a proud member of ADAC

 Art Dealers Association of Canada