About

EYE BUY ART helps individual collectors, trade professionals, and organizations discover the perfect artwork for any project. Through our online gallery, pop-ups, and custom consulting services, we are a gateway to connect with award-winning, innovative, and thought-provoking artwork.
We support you to make the best choice in finding art that’s right for you. Whether that be a direct sale through our website, through our Trade program for industry professionals, or through our Custom Art Solutions consulting.

The EYE BUY ART advantage lies in our non-traditional methods. We do not represent or act as agents for artists, instead we constantly scour the globe for artwork that we believe offers the most exciting and thought-provoking selection. This means we are never limited in what we are able to offer, and artists are never bound to us as their sole dealer (win-win!). For custom art solutions clients, this means we tailor our selections specifically to what you’re looking for, each and every time.

Our work follows a passionate belief in the power of art to create inspiring experiences. We’re constantly experimenting with innovative strategies that enhance our digital presence, alongside projects that take place in the physical world. These projects include international art fairs, pop-ups, strategic partnerships, and temporary public art exhibitions.

EYE BUY ART has been making walls happy since 2009. We’ve shipped prints to over 30 countries worldwide, and have been featured in numerous publications including Business Week, Real Simple, Style at Home, Elle Magazine, Chatelaine, enRoute, House & Home, The Globe and Mail, and The Huffington Post, among others.

Emily McInnes
Founder and CEO

Emily McInnes is the founder of two art servicing businesses: one that curates site-specific contemporary art projects for corporate partners; and the other, an e-commerce platform for innovative and thought-provoking artwork.

Emily was the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Flash Forward Festival, and was the Director of Creative Development for CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival where she curated large-scale, temporary public art projects to activate partnerships with Magnum Photos, Scotiabank, The National Gallery of Canada and others.

Emily was an advisor to Magnum Photos and was a founding member of the Timeraiser where she served on the art jury for 11 years. In 2010, Emily was selected as one of 15 “Women Entrepreneurs Who Make a Difference” from among 16,000 applicants across the globe, to participate in private business program led by thought leader Seth Godin in New York.

Emily McInnes, Toronto

Rose Ekins
Director

Rose Ekins has worked in public art museums and private galleries in a variety of roles (from public engagement and special events to curation and gallery management), each time bringing unparalleled passion towards meaningfully connecting people with visual art.

Rose received her Master’s of Art History with specialization in Art Exhibition and Curatorial Practices from Carleton University in 2016. Rose joined EYE BUY ART in 2018 and has been working in the position of Director since 2019. Rose has curated art exhibitions and written independently for several art publications. Rose is passionate about contemporary art, travel, and eating obscene amounts of Italian food.

Rose Ekins, Ottawa