STATEMENT

When Silvère Boureau came from France in 1982, he was primarily an expressionist painter of the human form. However, the discovery of the American landscape and its interpretaion by nineteenth century luminists, opened a new vision on painting. Boureau sought to experience the wilderness first hand, by hiking in remote areas in the backwoods of Maine, the Adirondack Mountains and the Grand Canyon. To stand on a mountain top and look as far as the eye can see without encountering any mark of human intervention remains an exhilarating experience for him. Especially coming from western Europe where the hand of man on the landscape is omnipresent, the discovery of “wilderness” was a revelation.

Plein air painting by Lake Lila, Adirondack mountains.

I take time to roam the Eastern States forests scouting for that special place – an out of the way valley, a hidden water fall in an untouched landscape, where you can feel the timelessness of ecosystems in perfect balance. I paint “en plein air”, sketch, or take a photograph and then paint a larger picture in my studio. My intention is to capture and render the spirit of the place with minimal interpretation .

RESUME

Born 1951 in France, moved to the US in 1983.

Silvère Boureau is also represented by ART SOUTH, INC. corporate art consultants in Philadelphia.

2017

– Blue Mountain Gallery, Small Works Invitational, Chelsea , New York.

2016
– Considine Gallery at Stuart Country day School, Princeton NJ. Two man show.

– Farms Art Exhibition at D&R Greenway Land Trust Princton NJ. First Place award.

– Blue Mountain Gallery, Small Works Invitational, Chelsea, New York.

2015
– New Hope Arts Center – Members Salon Exhibition.
– Blue Mountain Gallery, Chelsea, New York.
– Earth/Fire Art Exhibition at D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton NJ. First place award.

2014
– Blue Mountain Gallery, Chelsea, New York.
– Beacon Art Shortwave Gallery Stone Harbor NJ.
– “Oasis and Mirage : Disapearing Water” Art Exhibition at D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton NJ.

2013
– “Dangerous Blossoms” Art Exhibition at D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton NJ.

2012
– Beacon Art Shortwave Gallery Stone Harbor NJ.
– Spruce, 45 Palmer Sq W, Princeton NJ.
– The Delaware River Gallery Yardley Pa.

2011
– Homefront Benefit, Hulfish Street, Princeton NJ.

2010
– Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, Mercerville, NJ.
– Beacon Art Shortwave Gallery Stone Harbor NJ. One man show.

2009
– The Philadelphia Sketch Club Philadelphia Pa.
– Beacon Art Shortwave Gallery stone Harbor NJ.
– Princeton Art Attack Princeton NJ – William Ris Gallery Stone Harbor Nj.
– Petersen Gallery Lambertville NJ.
– West Windsor Art Council, Marketfair NJ.

2008
– Sherry French Gallery Chelsea, New York City.
– Petersen Gallery Union Street Lambertville NJ.

2007
– “The Road Not Taken” show, D&R Greenway Land Trust at the Johnson Education Center, Princeton NJ.

2006
– Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty, Pennington NJ. One man show.

2005
– Atlantic Avenue Art Walk, Brooklyn NY.
– Blue Mountain gallery, New York City

2004
– Blue Mountain Gallery, New York City

2003
– Gross McCleaf Gallery Philadelphia, PA.

2002
– Blue Mountain Gallery, New York City
– Premiere Fine Arts Gallery, Lambertville, N.J. One man show
– The Hilfield House, Designer Showhouse XII, Princeton, N.J.
– International Artexpo, Javits Center , New York City.
– Delaware River Gallery, Yardley, P.a. One man show.

2001
– Open Studio Show.
– St Andrews Episcopal Church, Yardley, P.a

2000
– Delaware River Gallery, Yardley P.a 1996
– Tawa- artist select artist Trenton City Museum,NJ 1995
– Blue Mountain Gallery, New York City 1994
– Trenton City Museum, NJ

1993
– Evening of the Arts, Lambertville, N.J
– American Craft Museum, New York City 1992
– James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown P.a
– Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA 1989
– Princeton Trenton Art association, Trenton, NJ 1984
– Auction for Henry Street Settlement, Puck Building, New York City 1983
– Terminal Show, Harborside, Brooklyn NY 1983
– Kamikaze Club Show, New York City

1982
– Galerie Delpire, Saint Germain des Près, Paris. one man show.
– The American Church in Paris.

1980
– Salon d’automne de la ville de Paris, Grand Palais
– Théatre Municipal, Chartres

1979
– Rosicrucian center, Paris
– International Graphic Art Show, SONY tower, SONY Osaka headquarters, Japan. Award received

– The Bank of New York Mellon.
– Mc Graw Hill publishing Co. New York City.
– Tiffany Company, Jewelers, New York City.
– Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown NJ.
– Geisinger Health System, Wilkes Barre Hospital, PA.
– Capital Health System Mercer Hospital,Trenton, NJ.
– House Beautiful Magazine, New York City.
– The Princeton Alliance Church, Princeton, NJ.
– Dandelion Jewelry Stores, Princeton NJ.
– Talamore Golf Course, Ambler Pa.
– The Nassau Inn, Princeton, NJ.
– Masala grill Restaurant, Princeton NJ.
– Angelo’s Restaurant, New York City.
– Omar Khayyam restaurant, New York City.
– Long Beach Towers, New York City.
– The Glick Organisation, New York City.
– Numerous commissioned murals and paintings for private residences throughout the United States and France.
Silvère Boureau was featured in HOME AND GARDEN TELEVISION (HGTV) show “Modern Masters”. Modern Masters Show # 713 VIEW VIDEO CLIP ON THE PAINTING OF A SCREEN.
The Trenton Times 12/18/2015 (click here to view the article)
– Hopewell Valley News 12/11/2015 (click here to view the article)
– NJ.com on 12/9/2015 (click here to view the article)
– Bucks County Courrier Times 9/23/2015 (click here to view the article)
– The Intelligencer 9/16/2015 (click here to view the article)
– Hamptons Cottages and Gardens Magazine. July 2012
– House Beautiful Painted ceiling February 2012
– SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE sfgate, 10 gorgeous green rooms 5/3/ 2011
– The Princeton Packet article about the ‘The Road Not Taken’ show, D&R Greenway Land Trust at the Johnson Education Center, Princeton,N.J. Wednesday, December 12, 2007 By Ilene Dube.
– TOWN TOPICS, Princeton weekly. Wednesday December 13,2006.
– US1 – THE PRINCETON PACKET article about the Delaware River Gallery show in Yardley, Pa.
– TOWN TOPICS, Princeton weekly. Wednesday May 12,2004.

Best of Bucks County, Bucks County Award, excellence in Architecture and Design, presented by the Bucks County Chapter of American Institute of Architects.

1978-1974 – Université Paris VIII, Arts Plastiques, Theatre, Paris, France.
1972-1968 – Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliques, Roubaix, France.