My paintings seek to express
that intimately perceptible life force within.
It 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 fragile reality
is my muse.
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.
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, are filled with light and intend to express the spiritual energy that emanates through the effect of light on the subject. More than 200 of Bibiana's works are in private collections in Argentina, Canada, France, Belgium, and the United States.They have enjoyed exposure in solo and group shows and can be found in local, national and international collections.
2015 Still Lifes & Landscapes, Grollé Fine Art Gallery, Winnipeg
2005 Visions, Polo Recoleta-Solange Martinez Gallery, Buenos Aires (Arg)
2004 Landscapes, La Mision Gallery, Buenos Aires
2003 Argentine Landscapes, Alliance française, Belgrano (Arg)
2001 Daily Impressions, Alliance française, Martinez (Arg)
2018 Vital Connections, Warehouse Artworks, Winnipeg
2013 Summer Exhibition, Gallery in the Park, Altona - Manitoba
InspiRED, Cre8ery gallery, Winnipeg
2012 Duo Show: pARTage/ArtShare, Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg
2011 Duo Show: L'art en partage, Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg
2010 The Untitled Art Show, Wayne Arthur Gallery, Winnipeg
Smallworks Plus, Birchwood Art Gallery, Winnipeg
2009 Gallery in the Park, Altona
Fall Show, Birchwood Art Gallery, Winnipeg
2008 Duo Show: Glimpses and Glances, Wayne Arthur Gallery, Winnipeg
2007 The Vault Gallery, Winnipeg
2006 Wayne Arthur Gallery, Winnipeg
2004 Expoclásica, Palacio San Miguel, Buenos Aires
Sheraton Hotel, Buenos Aires
2003 Duo Show: Russian Views, Alicia Brandy Gallery, Buenos Aires
Michelangelo Studio Show, Casa de la Cultura, San Isidro (Arg)
2002 9 Salón de pintura, Scientific Foundation, Vicente Lopez (Arg)
Contemporary Argentine Art, Art Master Gallery, Praga (Czech Rep)
La Casella, Umbria (Italy)
Juried Show, Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires
2001 Juried Show, De Las Naciones Gallery, Buenos Aires
Arte el Portal Gallery, Caballito (Arg)
Loft Espacio Alfa Gallery, Buenos Aires
Liga de Madres de Familia, Buenos Aires
2000 Ateneo Popular de La Boca, Buenos Aires