David H. Kaye holds an A.O.C.A. from the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario (1972). He was awarded a Chalmers Scholarship and the Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal. Between his third and fourth year at OCA he worked as an apprentice in tapestry studios in Montréal with Helena Hernmarck and in Stockholm with Agneta Flock, and took a study trip through Europe, North Africa, Turkey and Israel. After graduating from OCA he participated in solo exhibitions at the Merton Gallery, Toronto, as well as group exhibitions nationally and internationally. He obtained a B.A. from the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario (1978) and an M.F.A. from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (1980). He managed Prime Gallery, Toronto from November 1984 to November 2002. He worked at Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto from December 2002 to January 2006. He then opened the DAVID KAYE GALLERY, Toronto in April of 2006.


The DAVID KAYE GALLERY opened April 5, 2006 with a mandate to exhibit objects, jewellery and painting.

It had an on-going program of exhibitions in three exhibition spaces within the gallery. The West Gallery exhibitions opened at the beginning of each month with receptions to meet the artist that were usually held on the first Saturday of the run of the exhibition.

The East Gallery space featured exhibitions that opened mid-month so that every two weeks the exhibitions would have changed. And in some cases it was possible for an artist to have both spaces to allow for a more extensive presentation.

The Alcove Gallery showed a variety of work and also continued to show some work from the previous feature exhibitions.

There was also a wall with three shallow cases accompanied by two stand-alone cases that showcased jewellery objects.

The gallery closed December 2018.

I am pleased to be able to continue working with this great group of artists, that grew over the years, by allowing this website to be available. I feel it is important as an archival online document that showcases the amazing efforts of all those with whom I worked and exhibited. The newly formed DAVID KAYE PROJECTS will be a developing platform that allows me to resume promoting these extraordinary talents.