Vladimir Cybil Charlier
"Basket of Women"
A graduate in Fine Arts from Queens College and the School of Visual Arts in New York, Vladimir Cybil Charlier also completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (summer 1993) and the Studio Museum in Harlem (1996-1997).
For years, Cybil has mined Haitian art and culture for inspiration. Born in Queens in 1967, she has since spent time in both Haiti and New York, living andezo, that is, “between (two) waters.” After showing together for 15 years in many venues in the United States, in 2005 she and her husband Andre Juste had their first collaborative solo show, “The Politics of Paradise,” which focused on certain marketing practices that have brought to the fore the colorful and fantastic works that so often pass for Haitian art. Their work was exhibited in the 2007 Venice Biennale.
Garnering critical reviews by several publications including The New York Times, Art Nexus, Small Axe, and Bomb magazine, her work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally including the Biennal del Caribe at the Museo de ArteModerno of Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic and the VII Biennal de Cuenca, in Ecuador.
More of her work can be found at http://skotogallery.com/SPT-0-91-default-Andre_Juste_and_Vladimir_Cybil_Charlier_Recasting_ParadisebrNew_collaborative_works.asd