Gallery History

Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver

Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver Exterior | Image credit: Geoff Webb

Bau-Xi Gallery was established in 1965 by Bau-Xi Huang in Vancouver to showcase the many Canadian artists in need of gallery representation on the West Coast. It is the oldest commercial gallery in Vancouver. The gallery has been a member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada since the early 1970s and is a founding member of the South Granville Gallery Association. Today Bau-Xi operates in a purpose built, light-filled building on Vancouver’s exclusive Granville Street.


Bau-Xi Gallery | Dundas: Main Floor Gallery 

Early on, Bau-Xi Huang recognized the need to bring his artists to a larger market and to national attention. In 1976 Bau-Xi Gallery expanded its reach, opening a location in Toronto allowing for national representation for his artists in two of Canada’s largest cities. Bau-Xi Toronto is located directly across the street from the Art Gallery of Ontario. Dundas Street West has become an art hub in Toronto, housing some of the cities leading art galleries. For more than forty years the gallery has operated in both Toronto and Vancouver, presenting artists from across Canada through thousands of solo and group exhibitions.


Foster/White Gallery

Foster/White Gallery Interior 

In 2001, Bau-Xi continued to reach new goals and acquired Foster/White Gallery in Seattle. Founded in 1968 by Richard White and then owned by Donald Foster, Foster/White continues to be recognized as one of the premier fine art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. Foster/White Gallery is located in Pioneer Square, Seattle’s most historic neighborhood and occupies 12000 square feet of an industrial building constructed in 1904. The gallery represents American and Canadian painters, photographers and sculptors, many of whom are also represented by Bau-Xi Gallery. Click here to take a virtual tour of Foster/White Gallery

In 2010, Bau-Xi Gallery grew again to open Bau-Xi Photo, creating one of only a few venues in Canada dedicated exclusively to art photography, showing both local and international, new and established talent.


Bau-Xi Gallery | Dufferin: Main Floor Gallery 

Bau-Xi Gallery | Dufferin: Upper Gallery 

July 2023 marked another milestone for Bau-Xi Gallery, as it opened its doors to a new Toronto flagship location in one of Toronto’s fastest-growing arts neighbourhoods. The new location offers over 22,500 sq. ft. of gallery space dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary painting, photography, mixed media, and sculptural works by Canadian and International artists. With the opening of the new flagship location, Bau-Xi Photo closed its doors as photography and painting are shown together at Bau-Xi Gallery | Dufferin. 340 Dundas Street West remains open as a downtown satellite location right across the street from the Art Gallery of Ontario. 

For nearly 60 years, Bau-Xi Gallery has been recognized as one of Canada’s most highly regarded art galleries, with a reputation founded on adherence to the highest standards in quality of art as well as service to clients.


Canada House Gallery

Canada House Gallery Exterior 

In 2018, Canada House Gallery was acquired by Bau-Xi Gallery. Established in 1974, Canada House Gallery has been representing Canadian artists from coast to coast in one of the world's most beautiful locations, Banff National Park, Canada's oldest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gallery has been rated Banff's best art gallery for the last seven years. At 4000 square feet, Canada House offers visitors a curated selection of contemporary and historical Canadian art.

Today, the Bau-Xi group of galleries represents emerging and established visual artists across a variety of media and genres, and remains committed to excellence in the promotion and presentation of exceptional contemporary fine art.

A15- Climbing west on Hamilton Street. From the project, BACKGROUND / VANCOUVER, an Artist’s View of the City, October 30th, 1972.  Courtesy of Michael de Courcy 

The first Bau-Xi Gallery location at 555 Hamilton St. in Vancouver, opened in 1965. 

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