bibiana vidal curell
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.