Juliette Vaissière (b. 1995, Avignon, France) received her BFA from the University of North Texas, and her MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She is fascinated by the precious and beautiful objects people collect to make concrete an ever-elusive “ideal” environment, and her subjects often include animals or anthropomorphic objects in place of the human figure. A student of history, her paintings reference the visual excesses of the Baroque and Rococo periods as a means of processing and understanding modern-day consumerism and economic disparity. She incorporates mixed media and trompe l’oeil elements as a nod to the glossy façade of the digital age. Vaissière’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in private collections across the United States and Europe. She currently lives, works, and teaches in Shrewsbury, MA.