Virginie Bocaert was born in France. She has been living and working in Montreal since 2002. "It was around the age of 10 that I discovered oil painting and began exploring with the medium. As my parents were big fans of painting, they took me to Paris several times to visit artist workshops and studios. It was the experience of visiting artist spaces, art galleries, and museums throughout my childhood that enriched my cultural perspective"…
In 1997 she obtained a diploma from the Graduate School of Paris fashion with honors.
After a career as a designer for women, the artist decided to turn back to
painting full time. Following several workshops with artists like Anne Van Mierlo, Jennifer Hornyak and Marilyn Rubenstein, she decided to take a studio to work in her own style.
The achievement of several abstract works by means of textiles, clothing and
collages today leads to a more figurative work, which represents the accumulation of
her life experiences.
Virginie Bocaert has been represented in Ottawa Ontario by Koyman Galleries for several years.