Sally Binard is a mixed-media artist of Haitian and Belgian heritage. Early and continuous exposure to the Dutch painters in Belgium and the rich history of Haitian art provided an eclectic and exciting idea of what art was and could be. This dichotomy has been a remarkable influence on her work.

In painting portraits Sally works to distill sections of life into an image, a means of record keeping and resolving personal questions. Her work is a poignant method of assigning meaning and permanence to times that cannot be shared with others through verbal language, but can perhaps be shared viscerally, through painting.

Post Hurricane Irma, Sally’s work became more engaged with the idea of art as public service, a means of adding to and creating conversations around identity, history and social issues.

Sally Binard is a 2021 recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship.

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