On the First of December 1997, founder Michel Bernard, M.URB. (1959-2008) opened Galerie Bernard, on Laurier Street, Montreal. From then on, this art gallery was oriented to put forward renowned artists, some of them granted with museum recognition, such as Charles Daudelin, Fernand Toupin, Yves Trudeau, Claude Vermette.
In 2003, Galerie Bernard moved to 3926 Saint-Denis Street, Montreal, between the metro stations Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal. This new environment allows the gallery to accommodate temporary individual or group exhibitions (1st Floor), offer a permanent platform for the multigenerational, diverse artists represented by the Gallery Bernard and their artworks (Ground Floor), as well as a private salon exclusive to Art Collectors interested in the purchase of original artworks from local contemporary artists.
For many years, the artistic direction works on the creation of links between renowned artists and the work of contemporary emerging artists, through different medias such as painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. The team is highly dedicated to promote the gallery’s represented artists to private and public Art Collectors, and works in order to enhance their visibility. They also participate in various activities, such as the annual contemporary art fair PAPIER, sponsored by the AGAC (Contemporary Art Galleries Association) of which Galerie Bernard is a Member.
Galerie Bernard’s mandate is to exclusively promote famous contemporary artists, as well as emerging ones, by offering them a targeted visibility through various temporary exhibitions and, simultaneously, permanent ones. The gallery produces six (6) solo or group exhibitions per year, in addition to a permanent display of artworks in consignment. The convivial space of the gallery, surrounded with aged brick walls, offers visitors a most intimate approach towards the artworks we are pleased to present.