Exhibition Opening with Colette Brésilla

Date(s) - Sat. Nov. 05, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


We are delighted to welcome artist Colette Brésilla to the Armory Cafe! You are invited to attend Colette’s reception which will be held on Nov. 5th at 4-6PM in the ROOTED Armory Cafe.

Time/Date: November 5th at 4:00 p.m-6:00 p.m
Location: ROOTED Armory Cafe

Colette Brésilla is a Haitian-born painter, textile designer, and sculptor. Obtaining her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston– Colette has fused her cultural backgrounds in Haitian art by using multiple media to create a transformative and healing potential of the arts and art-production. It is through these processes that she considers herself to be a cultural worker.

Using a Haitian cosmological term, she views her role as an artist as a vessel of multiple traditions and aesthetic frameworks, and through which new ideas also flow. From depicting Haitian market women with pipes and Japanese geishas, to thinkers, nudes, and mothers, Colette uses the female figure and conceptions of women as the primary focus in her work. Her main interests lie in representing complicated figures simultaneously at ease with themselves while mirroring particular identities.

At the forefront of Colette’s practice is improvisation, as it has been greatly influential on how she chooses to approach the painting process. She has exclusively painted with palette knives, oil sticks, and wax paste. She strives to make paintings whose quality in texture gestures go beyond the two-dimensional– taking on a sculptural form.

Colette has exhibited her works at museums and galleries, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The The New Bedford Art Museum; Centre D’art Visuel Galerie and Musée D’Art Naïf, Québec; Fitchburg Art Museum; The National Association of Women Artists, Inc., New York; Saatchi Gallery online; Aurora Gallery, Worcester; The Providence Art Club; and the Kim Po Gallery, New York.

Colette’s paintings have been acquired by corporate and private collectors including: Paris, England, Italy, The Netherlands, Boston, New York, Nigeria, and Miami. She has also had the pleasure of collaborating with academics, who have solicited her work for inclusion in literary projects, reproducing paintings in books, literary journals, and recently for a book cover.

For more information and to explore Colette’s work, please visit her website here.

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