Come celebrate with us on December 17th, from 1 to 5pm, our 25th anniversary and the holiday season. Welcome to all!

It is with great pride that the Galerie Bernard team announces that the year 2023 will be the gallery’s 25th year of existence.

On the first of December 1997, Michel Bernard M.URB. (1959-2008) opened the gallery on Laurier street, in Montreal, with the sincere wish of supporting and encouraging visual artists. Since 2003, the gallery is situated on 3926 Saint-Denis street (MTL).

I am delighted to assure the radiance of the Galerie Bernard and its artists, since 10 years, whether they are known and benefit from museum recognition, emerging or upcoming. I also am fortunate to be working with an enthusiastic and devoted team: Jonathan Sardelis – Assistant director, Landeline Dartigues – Assistant, as well as Gisèle and Marc Bernard, the owners, who allow us to pursue this great journey.

Today, the gallery represents twenty six artists of all ages and showcases their diverse artworks. We present you a great selection of modern and contemporary artworks that you have been appreciating and acquiring from us, for 25 years!

Furthermore, we would like to generously thank those who have collaborated to the evolution and the presence of the Galerie Bernard in the Montreal landscape: directors, director assistants, assistants, interns, technicians, journalists and historians, new or loyal visitors and collectors, not forgetting more than 70 artists and their agents. You have all contributed to the success of this family business since 1997.

Note that you are invited to come and celebrate our 25th anniversary and the holiday season together, on Saturday December 17th, from 1 to 5pm.

Welcome to all and happy new year!

LV



Gilles Boisvert: Tableau jaune, 1963, acrylic on canvas, 132 x 183 cm

We are thrilled to announce the recent acquisition of a major artwork from our artist Gilles Boisvert, by the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ). This painting, titled “Tableau jaune”, 1963, is now part of their permanent collection. Congratulations!


The Galerie Bernard is thrilled to participate at the Papier Art Fair 2022, at the Grand Quai du Port of Montreal, from August 26th to 28th!
You can grab your tickets here: https://www.papiermontreal.com/

Art Fair schedule
Thursday, August 25th: VIP opening and benefit evening
Friday, August 26th: 12pm to 9pm
Saturday, August 27th: 11am to 7pm
Sunday, August 28th: 11am to 6pm

Grand Quai, 200, de la Commune West street
Montreal, H2Y 4B2
By metro: Place-D’Armes or Square-Victoria-OACI

Our participating artists:
Carole Baillargeon
Gilles Boisvert
Charles Daudelin
Montserrat Duran Muntadas
Lise Gagné
Florence Giroux Gravel
André Jasmin
Charlie Lescault
Fanny Mesnard
Steven Orner
Gilles Tarabiscuité
Fernand Toupin
Claude Vermette


We salute our catalan artist Montserrat Duran Muntadas for her first bilingual monograph: “Montserrat Duran Muntadas, ENGENDRER L’IMPALPABLE“. In this book, the author Pascale Beaudet retraces the artist’s journey and artistic practice since 2009.

We are very happy for this young, beautiful and talented sculptor and glass blower, who creates impressive glass and textile artworks whose themes encompass important and complex themes, such as femininity, fertility and nature.


Gilles Boisvert was and continues to be a significant visual artist of our history in Quebec for more than 60 years. We wish to underline his obtainment of a new architecture integration (1%) project, at the reception hall of the Metropolitan Parc of the Domaine Seigneurial de Mascouche, the 20th since the beginning of his career.

Bravo to this great artist for this ambitious project, that will be constructed in May 2022!


We wish to congratulate the great Czech ceramist Eva Lapka for the recent acquisition of one of her artworks from the “CHUCHOTEMENT” series, by the Musée des métiers d’arts du Québec (MUMAQ), in 2021.

Bravo to Lapka for all her beautiful, atypical, provocative and intimate artworks, full of history, that she offers to the world since more than 50 years!

“The “CHUCHOTEMENT” series are made of heads hidden behind murmuring hands. You have to understand that I lived my childhood and adolescence years in the Czechoslovakia communist era. The walls had ears and silence was mandatory, under penalty of denunciation.” Eva Lapka


We would like to congratulate our artist Carole Baillargeon for her creative research residency at the Maison des métiers d’art de Québec (MMAQ), from January 31st to April 1st 2022.

Baillargeon will refine her research on natural dyes extracted from local plants and exotic materials. She will pursue the creation of artworks for her “exploration journals” of dyes and natural inks, that we have presented at the Papier art fair 2021. We wish her success and enjoyment during her residency. We are already excited to see the next big “pages” to come!