Journey Exhibited in Toronto

Montreal, November 21, 2013.  Two pieces of the ‘Journey’ series (a collaboration between Visual artist Denise Buisman Pilger and Photographer Pazit Perez) will be exhibited in Toronto at the Moniker Gallery “Finale” - Exhibition Series 6. The exhibit will open on November 28 with a festive opening night from 7 - 11 pm with live music performances by:

Tree-octica - 
Soundscapes made with a treebranch!

Nicodemus the Evilrobo

DJ Eternal

Moniker Gallery is located on 452 Richmond Street West in Toronto. Opening hours are Tuesday-Sunday 12-6pm Opening Night will be on Thursday November 28th, 7 - 11pm (Free entry, hors d'oeuvres). The show will run from November 29th - December 04th (Closed Monday).  | Pictures >>

Découvertes/Discoveries: Montréal

Exhibition and Book Launch at viva vida art gallery

Montreal, September 9, 2013.  L’artiste néerlandaise basée à Montréal Denise Buisman Pilger présentera sa plus récente série d’œuvres, -Découvertes : Montréal, dans le cadre d’une exposition solo à la Galerie d’art Viva Vida (278-2, ch. Lakeshore, Pointe-Claire). Le lancement d’un livre d’art sur les œuvres exposées aura lieu au même moment. L’exposition et le livre contiennent tous deux des photomontages surréels inspirés des quartiers et des villages uniques et pittoresques qui composent l’île de Montréal. Le vernissage aura lieu le 25 octobre de 19 h à 22 h et l’exposition se poursuivra jusqu’au 7 novembre. | Pictures >>

Montréal based Dutch artist, Denise Buisman Pilger will exhibit her most recent series; -Discoveries: Montréal, in a 2 week solo show at Viva Vida Art Gallery (278-2 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire.) An art book of the series will be launched at the same time. Both exhibition and book feature a series of surreal photomontages inspired by the unique and picturesque boroughs and villages that make up the Island of Montréal. The show runs from October 25 to November 7, with a vernissage on Friday, October 25, 7pm – 10pm.Pictures >>

Découvertes/Discoveries: Montréal
Viva Vida Art Gallery, 278-2 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire, Quebec.

25 octobre au 7 novembre 2013 / October 25 – November 7, 2013

Vernissage : 25 Octobre 2013 de 19 h à 22 h / Vernissage: October 25, 2013: 7pm - 10pm

(ouvert au public / open to the public)

Lundi : sur rendez-vous seulement / Monday: by appointment only
Mardi au jeudi / Tuesday to Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Vendredi / Friday: 10 h à 20 h
Samedi / Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Dimanche / Sunday: 12 - 5pm 


Journees de la culture

Journeés de la Culture at Viva Vida Art Gallery

Montreal, September 16, 2013.  It’s that time of year again, time to celebrate and enjoy all things culture at la Journeés de la Culture. On September 27, 28 and 29 Viva Vida Art Gallery(278-2 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire) will be celebrating art. They will start on the Friday with a special Vernissage featuring new pieces from a range of gallery artists. Saturday and Sunday there will be a host of cultural activities at the gallery including hands on demos by some of the gallery artists. A unique opportunity try your hand at things like direct transfer, jewellery making and acrylic painting.

inFOCUS Exhibit Toronto

Montreal, September 9, 2013.  Two pieces of the ‘Journey’ series (a collaboration between
Visual artist Denise Buisman Pilger and Photographer Pazit Perez) will be traveling to Toronto for the inFOCUS Photography Exhibit that will be held at Moniker Gallery in Toronto from September 20-25. The Opening reception will be on September 19 form 7-11pm and will be open to the public. 

Moniker Gallery is located on 452 Richmond Street West in Toronto. Opening hours are Tuesday-Sunday 12-6pm | Pictures >>


Special Recognition Award for ‘Rome I’

Montreal, July 9, 2013.  Visual artist Denise Buisman Pilger received a Special Recognition Award for her piece ‘Rome I’ which was part of the 3rd annual “CityScapes” Art Exhibition organized by the Light Space & Time Online Gallery. The gallery received and judged 494 entries from 22 different countries from around the world. 

The Light Space & Time Online Gallery offers monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. Light Space & Time’sintention is to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions buy marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these artists.

• Official Press Release
• Event Postcard
• Event Catalogue
• Youtube video

Indiegogo rewards

Indiegogo Campaign is a success!

Montreal, July 2, 2013.  Visual artist Denise Buisman Pilger ran a successful Indiegogo Campaign. The funds raised will go towards the production of an Art Book of her latest series ‘Discoveries: Montreal’. The first ‘Perks’ are being sent out to the contributors this week and work on the book is in full swing. The book is expected to come out in the fall of 2013. There will be an official book launch party which will coincide with the vernissage for the show ‘Discoveries: Montreal’. More information will be posted here as it comes out.

Let’s create an art book together!

Montreal, May 20, 2013.  For the past two years Denise Buisman Pilger has been working on a series of 34 artworks called 'Discoveries: Montreal'. In this series she explores the boroughs on the island of Montreal, capturing the iconic and quirky details that make every borough unique, turning each into a one-of-a-kind mixed media panel. Now that the series is almost completed the artist wants to give each of you the opportunity to own the entire series in the form of a high quality art book. 

To help realize this dream the artist has created an IndieGoGo crowd sourcing campaign to raise funds to help with the costs of creating the book. There are some amazing rewards ranging from personalized cards and high quality prints to acknowledgements in the book and signed copies. 

Work on the book is in an advanced stage, text is being edited and the graphic design has almost been completed. Arrangements have been made for photography of the pieces and for the translation of the texts, which will be in both French and English.

Making a donation is easy, If you would like to contribute you can follow this link and click on the 'contribute now' button on the right. Contributions start as low as $5,- and donators can receive awesome thank you gifts ranging from personalized cards and hight quality prints to acknowledgements in the book and signed copies.†There are set donation amounts for each 'Perk' (thank you gift) but you can enter any amount you wish to donate and don't forget to select your 'Perk' after you've entered the amount! For shipping we ask that you add the appropriate amount (as stated with each reward) to your donation manually when you enter the amount you wish to donate. If I see you often or you live close by you don't have to add the shipping because we can probably figure out a way for you to receive your gift directly :) Payments can be made through credit card or PayPal and amounts will be automatically converted to your own currency.

We have chosen to do a fixed campaign which means that if we don't reach our goal your money will be returned to you in full. If there are any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

Please consider making a pledge. You can check out the campaign here. Can't give today? No worries! There are plenty of other ways to help the artist achieve this goal. Please share this project with all of your friends, family members and acquaintances both on and off-line. Use Facebook and Twitter (or any other social media site), blog about it, talk about it with your colleagues or your hairdresser, tell as many people as you can! We are sincerely grateful for any help you are able to give us. Thank you!

“ARTiculation” - Expressions of words and image

Montreal, May 10, 2013.  This exhibition explores visual art's long standing connection to language. Visual images and language have been an essential part of human history, dating back to hieroglyphics. Language and its ability to incite, arouse, instigate, persuade, evoke and provoke thought and emotion, is part of its continuing appeal to artists of all disciplines.

“ARTiculation” explores the many ways in which word influences image and image, word. The inherent relationship of visual, written and spoken language is a vital part of this show. Artists will demonstrate through a variety of different media, the many ways in which we strive to interconnect with each other. Submitted work will represent the power that written, spoken and visual language has to articulate.

A series of lectures, workshops, performances, musical events and film screenings will accompany the show. The exhibit opens May 10th and continues through June 2nd, 2013. Visit and the upcoming events page for a list of talks, workshops, films and performances.

Coming Soon: Discoveries; Montreal

Montreal, February 13, 2013.  For almost two years Denise Buisman Pilger has been working on her ‘Boroughs Project’. For this project the artist visited and photographed all the boroughs on the island of Montreal and combined these photographs in 33 unique acrylic collages representing the unique neighbourhoods that make up this island city. The project, officially titled ‘Discoveries; Montreal’ will be finished soon and is expected to be presented to the public later this year. Keep an eye on this page for more information on the upcoming show. 


Let it Snow!

Montreal, January 2, 2013.  As winter is holding Montreal in its white cold grip the Montreal Art Center will start the year off with a burst of colour and warmth with their ‘Let it Snow’ exhibit. Showcasing the works of Montreal artists this exhibit will bring a perfect opportunity to enjoy some beautiful artwork in the heart of the Griffintown district. 

The Montreal Art Center is a visual arts centre and the home of up to 100 member artists working in 65 personal studio spaces in the Centre’s building located at 1844 William Street, Montreal, Quebec. The Centre is situated in the rejuvenating Griffintown district of Montreal. Two art galleries at the Centre, The Griffintown Gallery on the second floor and The William Street Gallery on the first floor, host the works of members in two large public exhibition spaces. The Montreal Art Centre is a thriving example of how the arts are part of the revitalized local community of Griffintown.”

Let it Snow will be on display from January 17th until January 31st with a vernissage on January 17th from 5-9pm. The Montreal Art Center is located at 1844 William Street, Montreal, Quebec.  | Pictures >>

VIBRANT at Viva Vida Art Gallery
278-2 Lakeshore Drive,
March 21 , 2014 - April 3, 2014
Vernissage: March 21, 7pm - 11pm

VIBRANT Small Works Exhibition at Viva Vida Art gallery

Montreal, November 19, 2012.  It is that time of the year again, the days are getting shorter, holiday decorations are going up around the city and Viva Vida Art Gallery will host it’s 4th annual Small Works Exhibit. This one of a kind Juried exhibit and sale will feature paintings, sculpture, ceramic, jewellery, glass, photography, mixed media and more from a large variety of artists. This exhibit is the perfect venue to start your early holiday shopping with such a large variety of items there will be something for everyone! The exhibit will run from November 23 2012 until January 27 2013. Join us on Friday November 23 from 7-10 pm for the vernissage. There will be wine and snacks and many of the artists will be in attendance. | Pictures >>