My paintings seek to express
that intimately perceptible life force that draws me in,
whether I find it in the miracle of nature, or, simply, in everyday objects;
the strength hidden in the changing,
complex and apparently fragile reality.
I strive to have my art convey that sense of beauty
and energetic harmony that I experience.
Bibiana Vidal Curell was born in Argentina, moving to Belgium with her family as a teenager. After graduating from High School in Brussels, she traveled across Europe (Italy, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Holland, England, Spain, Portugal, Austria and Switzerland).
It was during these years that painting evolved into the great passion for Bibiana that it is today.
Vidal Curell obtained her University Degree in Sociology, while living as a nun, and began working in social work. She participated in several prominent artistic workshops in Buenos Aires.
Continuing her life as a nun, Bibiana found herself working in Social Services and living in different provinces. This afforded her the opportunity to sketch and paint a variety of plein air rural scenes and landscapes.
During this time she continued to travel to Italy, Greece, Israel and Republic of Turkey.
In the search for painting subjects, Bibiana went to Belgium and Russia, studying Art History and the Russian masters. This became the seminal moment in Bibiana's life - she decided to become a full-time artist. The spark that she had nurtured for so long burst into a roaring fire.
In 2000 Bibiana had her first solo exhibition in a professional gallery and received her first recognition as a professional artist.
In 2002, she visited New York consuming the masterworks in the Metropolitan and Guggenheim Museums, and the Frick Collection.
In 2006, Bibiana left her beloved Argentina and Canada became her home.
Her paintings, primarily oil on canvas, have a raw energy, a sense of calmness and an intimate and spontaneous character. They have enjoyed exposure in solo and group shows and can be found in local, national and international collections.
La Maison des artistes visuels francophones
CARFAC (Canadians Artists Representation/Le front des artistes canadiens)
ACI (The Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba)
Federation of Canadian Artists
2015 Solo Show, Still Lifes & Landscapes, Grollé Fine Art Gallery, Winnipeg
2013 Summer Exhibition, Gallery in the Park, Altona - Manitoba
2013 InspiRED, Cre8ery gallery, Winnipeg
2012 pARTage/ArtShare, Duo Show, Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg
2011 L'art en partage, Duo Show, Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg
2010 The Untitled Art Show, Wayne Arthur Gallery, Winnipeg
2010 Smallworks Plus, Birchwood Art Gallery, Winnipeg
2009 Group Show, Gallery in the Park, Altona
2009 Fall Show, Birchwood Art Gallery, Winnipeg
2008 Glimpses and Glances, Duo Show, Wayne Arthur Gallery, Winnipeg
2007 Group Show, The Vault Gallery, Winnipeg
2006 Group Show, Wayne Arthur Gallery, Winnipeg
2005 Polo Recoleta-Solange Martinez Gallery, Buenos Aires (Arg)
2004 Solo Show, Landscapes, La Mision Gallery, Buenos Aires
2004 Expoclasica, Palacio San Miguel, Buenos Aires
2004 Sheraton Hotel, Buenos Aires
2003 Russian Views, Duo Show, Alicia Brandy Gallery, Buenos Aires
2003 Solo Show, Argentine Landscapes, Alliance française, Belgrano (Arg)
2003 Michelangelo Studio Show, Casa de la Cultura, San Isidro (Arg)
2002 Group Show, 9 Salon de pintura, Scientific Foundation, Vicente Lopez (Arg)
2002 Contemporary Argentine Art, Art Master Gallery, Praga (Czech Rep)
2002 Group Show, La Casella, Umbria (Italy)
2002 Juried Show, Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires
2001 Solo Show, Daily Impressions, Alliance française, Martines (Arg)
2001 Juried Show, De Las Naciones Gallery, Buenos Aires
2001 Arte el Portal Gallery, Caballito (Arg)
2001 Group Show, Loft Espacio Alfa Gallery, Buenos Aires
2001 Group Show, Liga de Madres de Familia, Buenos Aires
2000 Group Show, Ateneo Popular de La Boca, Buenos Aires