MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2016
Mirlande Jean-Gilles is a mother of two, a writer and a visual artist. Her award winning ficiton and poetry have been published in various literary journals and anthologies.
Her vibrant collages are inspired by her Haitian heritage as well as the work of women and mothers all over the world.
In 2012 Mirlande was selected to be "Bearden 100" in collaboration with The Romare Bearden Foundation.
Her artwork has been exhibited at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland as part of their Caribbean History Month celebration. She was part of the group exhibition; "Cover to Cover- 20 years at African Voices:. This group art show took place at the legendary Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. She also took part in, "Legacy of Romare" a group art show that paid tribute to the extraordinary art of Romare Bearden. In August 2015 she exhibited in a group art show celebrating Haitain art at the Kenkeleba Gallery in NYC.