Marc Antoine Goulard
was born in Neuilly sur Seine, France, in 1964. Growing up in Paris, he began playing the flute at a young age and went on to train as a concert musician at the Conservatoire, where he graduated.
Goulard arrived in America in 1984 to take up the saxophone and continue his studies in jazz composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. However while music, with its foundation of tone and composition, provided him the means for expression, it would ultimately be in painting that Goulard found his creative voice.
At last, with the intention of starting his career as a painter, Goulard began traveling regularly to New York City to meet with other artists and visit museums and galleries. Early influences included such visionaries as Mark Rothko, Antoni Tàpies, and Nicholas de Staël, who, interestingly, was an ardent lover of music and drew inspiration from musical performances. Continuing to study and refine his craft, Goulard first saw his work exhibited in Boston in 1987.
The next year, Goulard moved to New York City, where he began work on a series of figurative, large-format oil paintings on canvas. Born out of this exploration, his style began to evolve into looser and more abstracted narratives that often combined landscape with figuration. He also began to experiment with different materials and techniques. From 1987 until 2005, Goulard remained in New York and exhibited extensively in galleries in Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, New York, and Paris, establishing a collector base.
In 2006, he was granted a residency from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut. This experience was a turn into his creative process.
Marc-Antoine Goulard currently work and live in London.