A Haitian/American, mixed media artist Vickie Pierre was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She studied at the School of Visual Arts acquiring an interest in painting, drawing, and collage, parlaying that interest into a skillful process for creating assemblage and installations. Her continued focus is on the exploration of self-identity, with references to feminine tropes and historic and contemporary cultural politics, while concurrently observing and considering latent associations to Haitian culture and mythologies. Pierre has participated in exhibitions worldwide, including National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Miami Art Museum (Perez Art Museum, Miami), White Box, NY, NY; Boca Raton Museum of Art, Muse’e International des Arts Modestes, Sete, France, and Museo Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, among others. Her artworks can be found in private collections as well as public institutions. In 2017, Pierre was a recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Award for Miami-Dade County. The artist currently resides in Miami.
In most of her works on paper, the anthropomorphic forms represent both females and males reposing in a dream state. The figures are bejeweled and bound by elements of the natural world, evoking the Yoruba religion believed to have been practiced by Jose’ Antonio Aponte, a free black carpenter/artist, a former soldier, and a leader of an ambitious antislavery movement in Cuba in 1812.