About Us


Studio 21 Fine Art has exhibited the best contemporary Canadian art for over 30 years, providing artwork to private and corporate collectors in Atlantic Canada, nationally and internationally. While half of the gallery’s artists are from the Atlantic region, the gallery represents a broad spectrum of Canadian contemporary artists.

Studio 21 holds a reputation of highest quality and professionalism across Canada. Our artist list includes established and emerging artists, and work from a small number of Estates. The gallery attends art fairs, including Art Toronto and Papier in Montreal, and others in the US. It is known for its support of practising artists, aspiring artists and for being an educational resource for the visiting public. Studio 21 is a member of the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC). Exhibitions change monthly. The gallery provides framing and ships worldwide.

Deborah Carver working with a client.Studio 21 Staff

Deborah Carver has been the Director and owner of the gallery since 2011. Since childhood, Deborah has been steeped in art, with an architect father and a household full of artworks. Prior to Studio 21, she was the Executive Director of a non-profit environmental organization. Deborah worked for five years at NSCAD University in external relations and before that at Salter Street Films as VP Communications. She first trained and practised as a lawyer in Halifax. Deborah has a degree in environmental studies, an LL.B. and an LL.M., and has taken university level courses in many fine art disciplines.

Lindsey has joined Studio 21 as Director of Communications & Marketing. Together, we have a great combination of experience, talent, knowledge and, above all, passion for art and our artists.

Some of our corporate and institutional partners:

  • Air Canada, Executive Lounge, Halifax
  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
  • Burnett, Duckworth & Palmer, Calgary
  • Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
  • Department of Global Affairs, Ottawa
  • Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
  • Ernst & Young, Toronto & Saint John
  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto & Calgary
  • Stewart McKelvey, Halifax
  • Telsat Canada, Ottawa
  • Vela Marine Services Ltd., Halifax
  • Lavalin, Montreal
  • Nortel, Montreal
  • McInnes Cooper, Halifax
  • TD Waterhouse, Halifax
  • Deloitte, Halifax
  • Nova Scotia Power Inc. / Emera, Halifax
  • RBC
  • Scotiabank
  • BMO
  • TD Canada Trust

Studio 21 Exhibition space.

Artist Submissions

Studio 21 Fine Art currently represents over 50 artists. We occasionally add new artists to the gallery’s roster, usually through inclusion in a group exhibition. We have a particular interest in young and emerging artists. However, as with most galleries, we do we do not have time available to look at unsolicited, mailed packages. We are more likely to open an email with attached images. If you are interested in the gallery, we suggest that that you have an introduction from one of our current artists, one of our clients or another gallery. Please visit the gallery and get to know us. For the most part, we expect that artists represented by Studio 21 are professionally trained in fine art at the university level.