Meet our Gallery Manager
Akshata Naik is an internationally recognized, talented visual artist, arts educator, curator, and administrator. She is the Program and Gallery Manager at Arts Etobicoke and is very invested in community arts both through her job and her personal art practice.
Before moving to Canada, Akshata was an Assistant Professor at Parul University in Gujarat, where she taught drawing and painting. Akshata moved to Canada in 2017 and quickly became active in the arts scene, widely showing her interactive art in many exhibitions reaching diverse communities across Toronto.
For Arts Etobicoke, Akshata manages The Storefront Gallery at Arts Etobicoke including upwards of eight exhibitions annually, the Storefront Gallery Online at Arts Etobicoke, artist talks, professional artist development, as well as managing the arts education program.
She is also an accomplished speaker, most recently presenting at the Gathering 1.0 organized by Cultural Pluralism in the Art Movement Ontario (CPAMO) and Emergence Symposium organized by the Neighbourhood Arts Network. Among her many accomplishments, Akshata received a Newcomer Artist Mentorship Grant by Toronto Arts Council in 2019 and a 2020 RBC Newcomer Arts Award.
She looks forward to helping you find the perfect piece of art for your space and introducing you to Arts Etobicoke’s talented roster of artists.