Mirlande Jean-Gilles is a mother of two, a visual artist and writer. Her award winning fiction and poetry have been published in various literary journals and anthologies.
Mirlande creates vibrant collages using papers from books and magazines. She is old school and likes to work with paper, scissors and glue.
Her collages have been exhibited at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, University of Baltimore, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Kenkeleba Gallery and Corridor Gallery in New York. She was selected to be a “Bearden 100” in collaboration with the Romare Bearden Foundation.
Her artwork appears on the covers of various books, including “Strut” by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and “Two Moons” by Kyrstal Allen.
She was one of the women featured in the documentary “Imagine a Future”. She's a recipient of the Maryland State Council for the Arts-Individual Artist Award. In 2019 she was commissioned by Baltimore Center Stage to create original artwork for their 2019/2020 season. She currently lives in Baltimore City, Maryland with her family