Giliane is a self-taught artist who pursued art classes until 16. True to her rebellious self, she chose to explore her art without constraints and go with the flow. Observation, through photography, pattern or system analysis was the common thread in her various pursuits. She discovered personal computers in the early 80s and was hooked.
Born in the Sahara, starting schooling in Germany, she traveled back to her native country as a civil war emerged. Back to France, a few years later, along with many refugees, she welcomed her family’s relocation to Tahiti a year later. This was a time of healing and reconnection with nature. After traveling on her own to Africa, Turkey, Egypt, West French Indies, Giliane settled in Boston, Massachusetts, tucked between the Charles River and Atlantic Ocean.
Growing-up, she developed a visceral bond to the lands surrounding her – crabbing in the Mediterranean, watching tropical fishes fluttering around corals in the Tahitian lagoon, swimming in the Congo River or exploring a copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Drawn to Eastern philosophies since her stay in Tahiti, Giliane became a practitioner of various Chinese martial arts.
Her sensitivity to nature along with her meditation practices are her source of inspiration. The fauna and flora, patterns and light qualities she encountered in Africa, the Mediterranean and Tahiti flow surreptitiously throughout her work. Her passion for nature and technology blend with her current work. Each piece is crafted with digital tools on an iPad Pro while she maintains a respect for tradition through her selection of ink and print material.