about the artist

Genevieve Iris Esper is a Haitian Modernist who studied at L'École des Beaux Art in Paris and has an art degree in architecture. Iris did not begin painting until she was 33. she is still called upon to execute the occasional structural design, but purely creative art is now her domain.

The artist’s distinctive style shows architectural influences of Byzantine and medieval style, intricate geometric patterns, and folk art symbols, most of them executed in bold Haitian colors. her work also references the Saint-Soleil painters.

She has exhibited widely throughout Haiti, France, Florida, and washington, d.c. Most recently, she has shown at the Espace Klee Gallery, Paris France; The United Nations, New York; and The Black Arts Festival in New York.