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VIDHO LORVILLE

Acclaimed by many art collectors and art critics, Vidho Lorville’s artwork is currently part the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation art collection (New Orleans, Louisiana  - art collection purchased in 2014), the National Museum of Mexican Art (Chicago, Illinois - installation commission 2010), and the McKenna Museum of African American Art (New Orleans, Louisiana - art collection purchased in 2002).

Vidho Lorville ‘s work received artistic rewards and fellowships from art institutions including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation 2011, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation 2006, the Joan Mitchell Foundation 2006 among others. In the summer of 2002 he was a selected artist participant of the Skowhegan Art School of Painting and Sculpture residency program. Between 2005 and 2006, he was one of the selected artists for the studio space program of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC with an artist grant from the Andy Warhol foundation.

Lorville’s art exhibitions across the US and abroad are subjects to good art reviews by many art critics from establish publications. Journalist and HBO film editor Lolas Eric Elie will be the first American writer to publish an interview with Vidho Lorville for the New Orleans Times Picayune news paper titled “For Haitian painter art is a gray area,” in October 26th, 2001. The article was about the body of work of Lorville first solo art show in the crescent city that was currently on display.

In the following year, art critic Doug McCash of the Times Picayune wrote an article about Vidho Lorville second solo art exhibition in New Orleans titled “Fantasy Paintings Contain Harsh Realities” in May 24th 2002. But it was after the Picayune rival news paper, the Gambit Weekly had published two consecutive reviews on Vidho Lorville solo art shows entitled: “Secret Messages” May 14th 2002 and “Different Environments” in October 30th 2001 both article wrote by D. Eric Bookhardt.

In New York, Vidho Lorville’s artwork has been well-received by media-attention. NY1 news channel reporter Stephanie Simon interview Vidho Lorville about his art show at Lincoln Center with the title: “Jazz at Lincoln Center Brings Congo Square Vibe to Big Apple” in May 6th, 2006.” The New York Times article, “New Orleans through the prism of Art” by Joseph Berger in March 16th, 2006 featured Lorville’s art studio space program with the LMCC.

Vidho Lorville had also published several essays about his artwork that were highly regarded by lectors of different social and news media. The NY Arts Magazine in July 2009 published a text by Vidho Lorville titled “Unbearable Barrel.” The written piece was about a conceptual intent of a multi media and found object installation made by the artist over the issue of immigration. The artwork was made during a two month time frame of at the artist in residency program at Le Chateau de la Napoule in the south of France. In January 17th 2010, the Washington Post featured Vidho’s article under the title “Only the worst for my country” which focused on dealing with the possible harsh reality that his daughter may have been dead after Haiti’s earthquake in 2010. In spring 2012, CARTS Magazine features his article about his community outreach and public arts project that connects artists and children affected by the earthquake in Haiti to the city of New Orleans. Vidho Lorville is currently living in New York where he continues to make artwork and teach the visual arts to first education children in the city’s five boroughs.