Gabriel Bien-Aimé

Haiti, 1951

Gabriel Bien-Aimé was born in Croix des Bouquets in 1951. A former student of the sculptor Janvier Louis Juste, he is known for being one of the best cut metal sculptors. Mixing voodoo and Christian themes, his work is distinguishable by its focus on sculptural relief through techniques such as iron folding and the addition of metallic parts. In 1999 he moved to Boston and lived there until his return to Haiti in 2015. He participated in the famous exhibit “Les Magiciens de la terre,” and has been internationally exhibited, most notably at the Musée national d’art moderne de Paris, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Davenport Museum, the Grand Palais, the Abbaye de Daoulas, the Halle Saint-Pierre, the Fowler Museum, the Musée du Montparnasse, the Museo del Barrio and the Queens Museum of Art. His works are in the permanent collections at the Centre Pompidou, the Musée du Quai Branly, the Musée national d’art moderne de Paris, the Waterloo Museum, the Figge Art Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Le Centre d’Art and the Musée d’Art Haïtien du Collège Saint-Pierre.

Source:  Le Centre d’Art, Haiti