Jessica Herzig is a private art advisor and Toronto native. She spent 15 years living abroad in Atlanta, Sydney, New York, and Los Angeles, during which time she earned a BA in Art History from Emory University, and a Masters in Art Business from the Sotheby's Institute New York. In New York City, she worked at a contemporary art gallery in Chelsea, the Guggenheim Museum, and Sotheby's auction house, before settling back at home in Toronto.
In 2013, she launched her own advisory service, working with corporate and private clients to build meaningful art collections that reflect their unique lifestyles and tastes. She is immersed in the international art world and the Toronto art scene in particular, frequenting its galleries, public institutions, auctions and art fairs.
Canada's largest city attracts artists from all over the country, as well as the globe. Toronto is the fifth-largest city in North America and an especially international hub, with an art scene which reflects this.
The last several years have been exciting ones for art in Toronto: museums like the AGO, Power Plant and MOCCA have undergone (or are undergoing) a regeneration, fairs like Art Toronto have grown exponentially larger, and new galleries have pioneered fresh art territories (like the Dupont corridor).
The Oh So Arty Toronto tour formats can be tailored to each group's specific interests. These include highlight walkthroughs of museum spaces; artist studio visits; private and corporate collection experiences; artist-run centres; and gallery hops.
Tours can travel throughout the city to experience a range of Toronto's diverse neighbourhoods, or stay local and explore specific pockets of town in-depth. The goal is to give a distinct feel for what makes the Toronto art scene's heart beat, and an understanding of this unique city's qualities.