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Gallery Artists

Marc-Antoine Goulard

Marc-Antoine Goulard was born in Neuilly sur Seine, France in 1964.  Growing up in Paris, he began playing the flute at a young age and went on to train as a concert musician at the Paris Conservatoire, where he graduated with honors.  Goulard arrived in America in 1984 to take up the saxophone and continue his studies in jazz composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.  However while music, with its foundation of tine and composition, provided him the means for expression, it would ultimately be in painting that Goulard found his creative voice. 

At last, with the intention of starting his career as an artist, Goulard began travelling regularly to New York City to meet with other artists and visit museums and galleries.  Early influences included such visionaries as Mark Rothko, Joan Miro, Antoni Tapies, Cy Twombly and Nicholas de Stael, who, interestingly was an ardent lover of music and drew inspiration from musical performances.  Continuing to study and refine his aft, Goulard first saw his work exhibited in Boston in 1987.

The next year, Goulard moved to New York City, where he began work on a series of figurative, large-format oil paintings on canvas.  Born out of exploration, his style began to evolve into looser and more abstracted narratives that often combined landscape with figuration.  He also began to experiment with different materials and techniques.  His resulting process of applying paint with trowels and knives onto wood panels marked the beginning of a new direction in the artist’s work. 

From 1990 until 2005, Goulard remained in New York and exhibited extensively in galleries in Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, New York and Paris, establishing a collector base. In 2006, he was granted a residency from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut.

Goulard currently divides his time between New York City, London, the South of France, and Paris, where his primary studio is located.  His works are in public and private collections and he continues to exhibit worldwide.