Yolène Legrand
was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and now resides in New York. Although she originally pursued a business career (she has a Masterís degree in Finance and was an international banker for many years), her artistic interest has always remained strong. She eventually enrolled at the Art Students League of New York where she studied anatomy and figure drawing with the late Kay Hazelip and oil painting with noted colorists Peter Homitzky and Leatrice Rose. She also attended David Leffel portrait painting workshop and studied printmaking techniques at the League including etching, aquatint, linocut, monotype, etc. . She is now a recognized international artist and muralist. Ms. Legrand taught art at the Brooklyn Museum and at other educational institutions. Various corporations, individuals and other organizations collect her paintings and her work was recently added to the Brooklyn Museum collection.


Select Solo Exhibitions:

   New York Public Library St Agnes Branch, NYC 2016
   Gallery 18 Riverdale YWHA, NYC 2016
   New York University Kimmel Art Galleries, NYC 2013
   Tompkins Square Library Art Gallery, NYC 2013
    Montclair Public Library Art Gallery, NJ 2012
    Uniondale Public Library, LI, NY2010
    The Museum at the Broward County African-American Research Library, 2010     The Durst Organization, NYC 2010
    The City Club of Washington DC, 2009
    Haitian Embassy, Washington DC, 2009
    New York Public Library, East 67 Street Branch, 2009
    Columbia University Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion Gallery,NYC 2007/8
    Hampton Bays Public Library Art Gallery, LI, NYC 2006
    University College Art Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ 2006
    Wellfleet Public Library Art Gallery, Cape Cod,MA 2006
    Dennis Public Library, Dennisport, Cape Cod, MA 2004
    Manhattan Borough President's Office Gallery, Municipal Building, NYC 2004
    Colgate-Palmolive, NYC Salute to Haiti 2003
    L'Alliance Francaise de Miami 1996, 1998 & 2002
    Shea Stadium, NYC 2000
    101 Hudson Street Gallery, Jersey City, NJ 2000
    L'Alliance Francaise of Washington DC, 1999
    Hamilton Landmark Gallery, NYC 1999
    Treasure Room Gallery - Interchurch Center, NYC 1998
    New York Public Library - Countee Cullen Branch 1996
    Verve Art Gallery, Leuven, Belgium 1996
    Carlos & Rita Morales Gallery, NYC 1995
    The Living Room Gallery - Saint Peter's Church, NYC 1995
    Columbia University - La Maison Francaise Gallery 1995

Select Group Shows:
Brooklyn College Library, NY-Celebrating Haiti's Battle of Vertieres 2017
    Mabee Farm Historic Site-Schenectady Cty Historical Society,NY 2017/18
     Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, NY 2017
Wilmer Jenning Gallery, "Facing the Rising Sun", NYC 2014
    Weill Cornell Medical Art Gallery, NYC 2014 three-person show
    Dorsey Art Gallery, NY 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    International Pastel Artists Invitational, Taipei, Taiwan 2012
    Wilmer Jennings Gallery, NYC 2011/12 -"Middle-Day Landlight:Black Viewpoint"
    Medgar Evers College, NYC 2011 -"Caribbean Art & Artists of the Diaspora"
    Wilmer Jennings Gallery, NYC 2010 "Landscape"
    Taiwan Center International Pastel Artists Invitational, NYC 2010
    Asociacion de Pintores Pastelistas, Spain 2009
   Bearden Foundation Gallery (Fundraising), NYC 2008
 American Museum of Natural History, NYC 2008
    Salon International du Pastel, Giverny, France 2008
    Manhattan Borough President's Office Gallery, NYC 2008
    Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 2007
    Salon International du Pastel, Normandy, France 2007
    Gallery 744, Newark, NJ 2006
    Taiwan Center, NYC 2006
     Makeready Press Gallery, Montclair, NJ 2006
     Dorsey Gallery, NY 2005
     Nicole Gallery, Chicago, IL 2005
     Pen & Brush Club Juried Exhibition, NYC 2004 & 2005
     Bread & Roses Gallery, NYC 2004
     National Arts Club, Juried Exhibition Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC 2004
     Grace Baptist Church Gallery, Mt Vernon, NY 2004
     American Museum of Natural History, NYC 2004
     Latin American Art Museum, Miami, FL 2004
     Health Sciences Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY 2004
    Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, New Orleans, 2003
    Vanderbilt Gallery, Nantucket, MA 2002 & 2003
    Salmagundi Club, NYC Audubon Artists Juried Exhibition 2000 - 2015
    Kenkeleba Gallery/National Black art show, NYC 2002 to 2009
    Moon Child Fine Arts Gallery, NYC 2001
    Newport Art Museum, RI 2001
    Wilmer Jennings Gallery - Kenkeleba, NYC 2001
    Simbi Art Gallery, NYC 2000
    Aljira "National 5" Juried Exhibition, Newark, NJ 1999
    Musee du Pantheon National Haitien, Haiti (MUPANAH) 1999
    Consulat General de La Republique d'Haiti NYC 1999
    Nabisco Corporate Gallery, NJ 1999
    Krasdale Corporate Gallery, NY 1997/1998
    Art of the Americas Gallery, Piermont, NY 1997
    HBO Corporate Gallery, NY 1996
    Art Students League of New York 1992-1996
    Sea Bell Gallery, VA 1995

Reviews & Accolades:
    Caribbeat NY July 2017(read article)
    Beacon 9/29/16
    Caribbeat-NY Daily News, 10/9/16
    Caribbean Life, 2/24/12(read article)
    New York Times (L.I. Edition) 9/12 & 9/19/10
    France Amerique 9/24/10
    South Florida Times April 2, 2010
    Caribbean Life,9/30/09 (read article)
    Harlem New Group, 3/23/09
    Wayne Today, NJ 8/24/06
    New York Times (L.I. Edition) 8/12 & 8/26/06
    New York Daily News Caribbeat 8/6/06
    Newsday.com 8/5/06
    Hampton Bays Online 8/3/06
    Hamptonsview/Hamptons Online 8/1/06
    Provincetown Banner 6/22/06
    The Cape Cod Voice 6/15-6/28/06
    CapeCod.com, 6/23/06
    New York Daily News Caribbeat 6/06
    Cape Cod Today 6/06
    The Cape Codder 6/23/06
    Tribes Magazine Fall 2005 - Front & Back covers
Haitian Times, 3/15/00, 2/6/02 & 10/5/05
    Caribbean Life 11/23/04
    Amsterdam News 9/30/04
    CaribNews 10/5/04
    New York Beacon 8/26/04
    The Cape Codder 8/20/04, 8/27/04
    Cape Cod Times 8/20/04
    Cape Cod Register 8/12/04
    Caribbean Life 2/17/04
    WNBC TV1/8/04
    NY1 TV 1/7/04 (read about it)
    Newsday 1/8/04 
    The Miami Herald 9/13 & 10/4/02
    Miami New Times 9/12 & 10/3/02
    Miami Today 9/5 & 9/12/02
    Who's Who in American Art 2002 - 2016 editions    
    Haitian Times 3/15/00 & 2/6/02
    News-Leader, NJ 1/27/99
    The Glen Ridge Voice 5/98
    The Glen Ridge Voice 3/98
    The Glen Ridge Paper 3/98
    The Miami Herald 3/8/98
    Miami New Times 3/12/98
    Le Francophone International 3/11/98
    The KIP Business Report 2/98
    Caribnews 2/17/98
    Miami Times 6/27/96
    The Miami Herald 5/23/96
    EXITO 5/22/96
    Miami Today 5/16/96
    Passe-Partout, Leuven, Belgium 1/17/96
    Le Francophile 11/95

Memberships & Affiliations
    Former Board First Vice President & Treasurer of Audubon Artists, Inc.
    Life Member of The Art Students League of New York

Member American Alliance of Museums
    Allied Artists of America
    Pastel Society of America
    Art du Pastel en France
    Award Juror Cornell Staff Art Exhibition 2014


    Winner of Elaine & James Hewitt Memorial Award in Oil2006
    Recipient 2005 L'Ouverture Business Award as Haitian-American 
Proclamation by the Manhattan Borough President at City Hall 9/27/04
    Winner of LMCC Manhattan Community Arts Funds Grant 2000    


Studio: 32 Union Square East, #807, New York, NY 10003
212/ 253-6803


Artist Statement




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