BIO

Giliane Bader

Watertown, Massachusetts

E-mail: info@gilianebader.com

Phone: 857-228-8240

I am a self-taught artist who pursued art classes until 16.  True to my rebellious self, I chose to explore my art without constraints and go with the flow.  Observation, through photography, pattern or system analysis was the common thread in my various life pursuits.  I discovered personal computers in the early 80s and was hooked.

 

Born in the Sahara, starting schooling in Germany, I traveled back to my native country as a civil war emerged.  Back to France, a few years later, along with many refugees, I welcomed my family’s relocation to Tahiti a year later.  This was a time of healing and reconnection with nature.  Later, after traveling on my own to Africa, Turkey, Egypt, West French Indies, I settled in Boston, Massachusetts, tucked between the Charles River and Atlantic Ocean. 

 

Growing-up, I developed a visceral bond to the lands surrounding me – 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 my stay in Tahiti, I have been a practitioner of various Chinese martial arts since 2003.  

 

My inspiration originates from meditation practices, dreams, walks in the nature or by the ocean, my pleasure at observing birds, trees, or shapes that appeal to me. I am always looking for beauty or harmony. My passion for nature and technology come together with my current art work.  I craft each piece with digital tools on an iPad Pro while maintaining a respect for tradition through my selection of ink and print material.

2010 - present
2010 - present