Acclaimed internationally 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), the McKenna Museum of African American Art (New Orleans, Louisiana – art collection purchased in 2002).
Vidho Lorville’s fine art work received 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. 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. In the summer of 2002 he was a selected artist participant of the Skowhegan Art School of Painting and Sculpture residency program.
Lorville’s art exhibitions across the US and abroad are subjects to positive art reviews by art critics from several establish publications. In New York, Vidho Lorville’s artwork was featured by NY1 news channel by reporter Stephanie Simon in a conversation with Winton Marsalis about the connection among different art forms. Vidho Lorville exhibited his body of work made in New Orleans, LA around this subject at Lincoln Center in response to Winton Marsalis premier musical composition entitled: “Jazz at Lincoln Center Brings Congo Square Vibe to Big Apple” in May 6th, 2006.” The New York Times article published an interview with Vidho Lorville about his work experience as a visual artist titled : “New Orleans through the prism of Art” by Joseph Berger in March 16th, 2006. The article featured Lorville’s art studio located in the Tribeca neighborhood in New York City with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC space program. Vidho Lorville had also published many 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 months time frame of an artist in residency program at Le Chateau de la Napoule in the Azure Coast of southern France.
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.
The Gambit Weekly, another notorious New Orleans publication 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 writer D. Eric Bookhardt.
In January 17th 2010, the Washington Post featured Vidho’s article where he shares his personal opinions and hopes dealing with the possible harsh reality during the night of Haiti’s earthquake of January 12, 2010. In spring 2012, CARTS Magazine in New York City published an article featuring Lorville’s community outreach project in Haiti that is involving local artists doing hailing through the art program working with children in public schools and orphanages. In 2011, the program took the initiative to connect children of New Orleans and Haiti through the making of a public art project of a mural which documenting and sharing their respective experiences of a natural disaster survivors of these two places.
Vidho Lorville is currently living in the city of New York where he continues to make artwork and teach the visual arts in the city’s five boroughs.
Artist Vidho Lorville paintings exhibition for “Spectrum Miami 2019″ reflect on the commonality between alternative facts and virtual reality in the era of social media. The selected paintings by the artist for this art show highlights how socio-cultural debates enhance the quest of identity and authentic representation within multiculturalism environments. Vidho Lorville palette density relates colors composition to multiple shapes and functions that creates layers of screen that redefined the notion of space and place. His body of work visually displays the massive consumption of images and motion pictures in the first century of our third millennium.
Museum Permanent Collection
2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Museum, New Orleans, LA, USA
2010 The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL, USA
2003 The McKenna Museum of African American Art, New Orleans, LA, USA
Fellowship and Funding
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation
Henry Clews Memorial Art Foundation
The Wheeler Foundation
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Andy Warhol Foundation through “The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council” Artist in residency and Studies
Le Chateau de la Napoule, LaNapoule-Mandelieux, France
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), New York, New York
Skowhegan Art School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
Year Gallery Title
2017 Viridian Artists, New York, NY “Selfies and self-portraits” September 5th-30th
2017 Viridian Artists, New York, NY “A Political / Apolitical Show” December 5th -30th
2016 Rowan College Art Gallery, NJ “Shades of Past, Colors of present September 8th to October 28
2016 Ceres Gallery New York, NY “Friends of Ceres” July 19 – Aug 13th
2016 Wheaton Arts Center ,NJ “Shades of Past, Color of Present” July 8th-Aug 14th
2016 Pleiades Gallery New York, NY “Spring Art Fair” Feb 23rd – Mach 18th
2015 Smack Melon, Brooklyn, NY “Respond”
Year Gallery Title
2013 Gallery35, NY, NY “From the Soul”
2007 Ridge Art Gallery, Oak Park, IL “The Art of Vidho Lorville”
2002 Wyndy Morehead Gallery, NOLA “Allegory of Colors”
2001 Porche West Gallery, NOLA “Behind the Mask”
2001 Le Centre d’Art, Port-au-Prince, Haiti “Vote”
2006 Bergdorf Goodman, NY, NY “Lower Manhattan Cultural
Council Studio Program Exhibition”
2006 Jazz At Lincoln Center, NY, NY “Showcase”
2006 The Hewitt Gallery of Fine Art, NY, NY “showcase”
2006 Tribes Gallery, NY, NY “showcase”
2006 Bronx River Art Center Gallery, Bronx, NY “showcase”
2004 New Orleans African American Museum of Art, “showcase”
2003 Atelier Gallery, NY, NY “showcase”
2002 Gallery Six, Fort Lauderdale, FL “showcase”
1998 Tebo Touche d’Art, Petion Ville, Haiti “showcase”
THE WASHINGTON POST, “Artist Looking for his daughter After Earthquake in Haiti” by Vidho Lorville, Washington D.C, 01/17/2010
NY ARTS MAGAZINE, “ Unbearable Barrel” by Vidho Lorville, New York 07/2009
PIONNER NEWS, “ Haitian artist observes culture with art” by Lilli Kuzma, Chicago, IL, 12/19/2007
CANNE MATIN, “La Nouvelle Orleans expose ses artists au chateau” by L.L., Mandelieu-La Napoule, France, 3/3/07
AMERICAN STYLE MAGAZINE, “Manhattan Transfer” by Lee Lawrence, October 2006
THE NEW YORK AMSTERDAM NEWS, “NOLA artists living in New York” by Leslie Ann Murray, 8/30/06
MANHATTAN NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK, Channel 34 “Ancestor House” by Camille Yarbrough, 8/26/06
NY1 NEWS, “Jazz at Lincoln Center Brings Congo Square Vibe to Big Apple” by Stephanie Simon, 5/6/06
NEW YORK TIMES, “New Orleans through the prism of Art” by Joseph Berger, 3/16/06
COLOMBIA SPECTATOR, “… Tired of Living in Limbo” by Lauren Hovel,” 1/25/06
VILLAGE VOICES, “The Heart Breaking Hotel” by Tommy Hallisey, 10/13/05
THE TIMES PICAYUNE, “Artist’s Studio Open for a day” by Perry Kesprzak, 6/9/05
PUBLISHER: LIGHT OF NEW ORLEANS PUBLISHING, Book Cover, Artist/Illustrator for Southern Fried Divorce, 2003
REUTERS, “Haitian Painters Find Buyers Online” by Micheal Deibert, 7/29/02
PUBLISHER: VIE AND ART COLLECTION, Featured in Haitian Art In The Diaspora by Michel Lerebours, 2002
THE TIMES PICAYUNE, “Fantasy Paintings Contain Harsh Realities” by Doug McCash, 5/24/02
GAMBIT WEEKLY, “Secret Messages” by D. Eric Bookhardt, 5/14/02
GAMBIT WEEKLY, “Different Environments” by D. Eric Bookhardt, 10/30/01
THE TIMES PICAYUNE, “For Haitian painter art is a gray area” by Lolas Eric Elie, 10/26/01
Year Gallery Title
2011 Caribbean Cultural Center, NY, “Standing With Papa Legba”
2010 Contemporary Art Center,NOLA “Aye-Ti Mounn Yo,”
2010 National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL “Day of the Dead,”
2010 United Nation South Gallery, NY, NY “400 Years of Struggle”
2008 McKenna Museum of African American Art, NOLA “Standing With Papa Legba”
2007 Mediatheque De Suresnes, Suresnes, France ”Showcase”
2007 Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans, LA “New Orleans Expose”
2007 Le Chateau de La Napoule, Mandelieux, France “New Orleans Expose”
2006 Tribeca Open Studio, 200 Hudson St, NY,NY “Lower Manhattan
Cultural Council Studio Program Exhibition”