Born in the south of France, Véronique Gambier started to paint on large scale canvases at the age of 12 under the guidance of French Master Pierre Pallut, developing a strong sense of color and abstraction. She attended L’école des Beaux Arts de Toulon (College of Fine Art of Toulon) and L’école des Beaux Art de Luminy (Luminy College of Fine Art) in Marseille. Beginning at the age of 17, she participated in several group shows in the south of France.

Always drawn towards texture as well as color, Véronique chose to pursue a career in fashion which lead her to Paris, London and then New York. After working in fashion, then as a Graphic Designer, Gambier decided to devote her time to painting. Today Gambier is committed on a full time basis to her artwork and exhibits in group shows in the NY area.

Gambier’s creative process is to capture the contradistinctive values of the media she uses. She seeks to express tension rather than harmony, movement rather than stillness. “For me, balancing light and dark is the pure essence of imagery”. Gambier lives in Brooklyn, NY.

EDUCATION

  • 1999-2001 · New School · Graphic Design · New York
  • 1999-2002 · SVA · Packaging · New York
  • 1999-2003 · SVA · Graphic Design · New York
  • 1992-1994 · SVA · Illustration with Jack Potter · New York
  • 1989 · University of Fine Art · Environmental Design · Marseille/Luminy · France
  • 1987-1988 · University of Fine Art · Toulon · France
  • 1985-1986 · Studio de Peinture du Patronat with Collette Chauvin · Toulon · France
  • 1985 · Baccalauréat Literature & Visual Art · Toulon · France
  • 1980-1985 · Studio de Peinture du Patronat with Pierre Pallut · Toulon · France

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS & FAIRS

RECIDENCIES & AWARDS

  • 2015 · Certificate of Recognition by Christiane Paul · Black & White Show · Brooklyn · NY
  • 2015 · Artist in Residence · Ground Floor Gallery · Brooklyn · NY
  • 2015 · Honorable Mention · Chelsea International Fine Art Competition · New York · NY
  • 2014 · Residency · CAC at Woodside · Troy · New York
  • 2014 · Residency · Starry Night · Truth or Consequences · New Mexico

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2017 · STUDIO VISIT PUBLICATION · Fall Winter 2017
  • 2015 · Exhibition Catalogue “Voices” · NAWA Gallery · New York · NY
  • 2014 · Exhibition Catalogue “Current: Gowanus” · Arts Gowanus · Brooklyn · NY
  • 2014 · Exhibition Catalogue "Identity" Gallery Nine5 · New York · NY
  • 2014 · Spring issue · Ritz Carlton Magazine "World Traveler: Sara Bengur"
  • 2014 · Feb issue · Italian Marie-Claire "Gallery Girl"
  • 2011 · April issue · Italian Marie-Claire (Illustration)
  • 2010 · April issue · Italian Marie-Claire (Illustration)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2010-today Visual Artist · New York
  • 2001-2009 Freelance Graphic Designer · New York
  • 1999-2000 Graphic Designer Mac Cosmetics · New York
  • 1997-1998 Calypso St Barth Executive Director · New York
  • 1995-1996 Agnes B. New York Brand Manager · New York
  • 1992-1994 Agnes B. New York Buyer/Visual Merchandiser · New York
  • 1989-1991 Agnes B. London Visual Merchandiser · UK