Valerie Gilbert

lives and works in New York. She is currently enrolled at The New York Academy of Art for his Master of Fine Arts.

Starting fall 2014: Master degree in Fine Arts at the New York Academy of Art (NYAA)
[BAC] Fine Arts: Major Painting & Drawing
Concordia University in Montreal
[DEC] College degree in art
Cegep Ste-Foy at Quebec City (Canada)

Formations: (mainly outside of the academic structure)
2012 Workshop ‘’Kama pigment’’: paint manufacturing, acrylic, oil, Egg Tempera paint, tube, handmade varnish, handmade gesso, gold leaf application.

2011- 2009 Formation (pastel drawing & portrait) Artist Mrs. Marie-Josée Larochelle.

2009 Formation (oil painting & portrait) Haitian artist, Mr. Hervé LeBreton of Montreal.

2008 Formation (oil painting) Surrealist multi-disciplinary artist Mr. André Labbé of Montreal.
Formation (water color for landscape representation) Artist Mr. Jean-Rock Labrie.

2005 Formation (natural pigments & gold leaves) Artist Mrs.Yolande Bernier.

Voluntary work
2012-2013 Participation at ‘’Black history month’’ for Youth and Family Centres Batshaw hospital.

2010 Louis-Philippe-Paré High School,Châteaugay teacher Mrs.Virginie Théoret, Painting workshop with 10-15 years old. Fundraising ‘’school supply in Africa. ‘’

2003-2004 Responsible for the Makeup for the Cabotins Theater Company for the theater play The heroes of my childhood.

2002-2003 Live painting in Montreal, at the Annual Meeting of the BGE (Brundtland Green Establishment) which seeks to promote: ecology, peace and solidarity values.
Makeup Artist for the Cabotins Theater Company for the play «The chark cercle».

Collective Exhibitions
2013 Galleria la Pigna UCAI, Palais Maffaei Marescotti, Vatican. Rome, Italy, 38th International Exhibition of the CAPSQ.
Beffroi gallery, Bruges Belgium. 37th International Exhibition of the CAPSQ.
ART MATTERS FESTIVAL At the Casa Del Popolo, 4873 St. Laurent Blvd Montreal on March 1st to February 1st, 2013.

2012 Marius Barbeau Museum of Saint-Joseph de Beauce, Contest of the 9th edition of Artworks. Winner of the Jury Award.
Expos Rally 2012, Views of Africa, at the Corrid’Art Gallery of the F Company (entrepreneurship for women center) Montreal. Bousmaha Seddiki Commissioner.
Expos Rally 2012, Views of Africa, Exhibition studio Bizz, Mont-Royal, Montreal.

Solo Exhibitions
2014-2015 Marius Barbeau Museum St-Joseph de Beauce. Title to be determined. Louise Senecal, Commissioner.

2013 Moulin la Lorraine Art center, Lake Etchemin. Yvy, by Valerie Gilbert. Josée Marceau, Commissioner

2012 Thetford Mines Arts Station. Academical retrospectives, from primary school to university. Daniel Tremblay, Commissioner.
Gallery Corrid’Art of F Company of Montreal City. «My Universe».
Expos Rally 2012 Views of Africa, at Studio Bizz in Montreal. Exhibition G, by Valerie Gilbert. Bousmaha Seddiki, Commissioner.
Batshaw Hospital, Youth and Family Center in Montreal (Batshaw Center) , at the conference of Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson. History of Art and Communication associate teacher, McGill University. Activity organized for ‘’the month for black people’’
Batshaw Hospital, Youth and Family Center in Montreal, during the projection of the film “Colour Me.” Activity organized for ‘’the month for black people’’

Prize and honor
2012 1e Grand Prix for Distinct techniques, Gala- Contest of the circle of painters and sculptor of Quebec.
Grand Prix of Art Contest, at the Marius Barbeau Museum, for the MRC Appalaches.
Jury Prize «Moulin La Lorraine», attributed to the next generation (16 to 35 years), Marius Barbeau Museum art contest.
Title of personality of the month of March, Zenith Gala of the business chamber and Industry of Thetford Mines.

2010 Invitation to join the Golden Key society for academic excellence.

2009 Mention, synthesis project, college degree (DEC= college diploma)

University works
University presentation on Valerie Gilbert, graphic evolution: plastic evolution, presented by Daniel Laflamme University of Sherbrook, Province of Quebec Canada.