Vladimir Cybil Charlier was born in 1967 in New York to Haitian parents, and now  lives and works in New York City. She graduated in Fine Arts fron Queens College in 1991, and the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1993. Charlier was a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture during the summer of 1993, and the Studio Museum in Harlemfrom 1996 to 1997. She received an award for her solo exhibition at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic in 2003.