// Born in 1954 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
// Lives and works in Miami, FL
// Pan American Art Projects, Miami, FL
In his work, Édouard Duval-Carrié portrays a “Marvelous Reality,” as defined by Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier in the prologue for his book, The Kingdom of this World, a story about Haiti that strongly influenced him. As a result, he enfolds into his art the fantastic world of his country—by rendering its illustrious myths and legends—in ways that clearly critique the prevailing social and political order within Haitian society.
Duval-Carrié’s art also features important aspects of Haitian history, including revolutionary heroes and other relevant figures. He references them to comment on the vital impact of Haitian history on contemporary society, including the legacy of slavery and independence and its weighted imprint on the country’s development up to the present. Duval-Carrié and his art also emphasize the neurological affects of immigration, exile and displacement on daily Haitian life, at home and abroad.
He was educated at the École Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, in Paris, France; and at the University of Loyola Montreal, in Quebec, Canada. Duval-Carrié’s art belongs to many prominent museum and private collections globally, including the Davenport Museum of Art (Davenport, Iowa, USA); Pérez Art Museum Miami (Miami, Florida, USA); Musee des Art Africains et Oceaniens (Paris, France); Musée de Pantheon National Haïtien (Port-au-Prince, Haiti); and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico).
Pieces in the Exhibit
Édouard Duval-Carrié // Prester John and His Emissaries, 2017, mixed media on Arches watercolor paper in artist frame, 36 x 26 inches. (courtesy of the artist and Pan American Art Projects, Miami)
… the print that represents the Eternal Father upon a mirror is the creation of the world when God made the Firmament along with all things, and so the illustration is inscribed with the W[ord] that says “beginning” …