Myriam’s works have a silent eloquence that could benefit her time and generations to come.
If the people of this Earth could see the beauty of nature as through her eyes,
they would stop destroying it. And if they could see themselves as through her moments of
quiet contemplation, there would not be so much falseness in this world....
you who respect even the tiniest of seeds, teach us the patience to let the all grow from the nothing:
God is the seed of all, you teach me, and the seed of all is the tiniest of seeds.
That is why, you told me, one does not see God.”
Curriculum Vitae: 1980 - 2009
Born : 22 mei 1954, Kortrijk, Belgium
Studies: Grafische Kunsten,
Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten,
in Gent, Belgium, where she dreamed away in the classroom.
Art exhibitions 1980-2009
Galerij Vandevelde, Gent, Belgium
Oude Kerk Vichte, Belgium
NTG, Gent, Belgium
Gallery Studio, Gent, Belgium
Oranjezon Vrouwenpolder, Nederland
Galleri Budor, Løten, Norway
Tetra Galleri, Hamar, Norway
Gravensteenhotel, Gent, Belgium
Norland Tour, Norway : Kobbelv, Straumen, Fauske
Lofoten-Vagan, Sortland, Lofoten-Stamsund
Academie Internationale Burckhardt, Rome, Italy
Centre Culturel des Roches, Rochefort, Belgium
Art Gallery, City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Natuurhistorisch Museum Boekenbergpark, Antwerpen, Belgium
Elverum Museum (Skogbruksmuseet), Elverum, Norway
Gallerij “d’ Hoogpoorte”, Gent, Belgium
Maison d’accueil de Berdorf, Luxembourg
Casino Middelkerke, Belgium
Palais de l’Europe, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France
Kiwiet Domein, Hasselt, Belgium
Gent’s Ecologisch Centrum, Gent, Belgium
Vivart, Vlassenbroeck, Belgium (group exhibition)
eel Gemeente Neerijnen, Nederland
Moulin des Ducs d’Arenberg, Rebecq, Belgique, April 2006
Gallery Man and Nature, Latem, Belgium, September 2007
De Witte Leeuw Gent, Belgium, Jan-Feb. 2009
Casa da Cultura, Mystic Water, Macro photos, Paraty, Brazil 2010
Mossy stones and vegetation along a river bank 101x71cm.jpg
Brazilian vegetation 50x35cm.jpg
Lady's slipper 49x33cm.jpg
Butterfly by a waterfall Brazil 75x45cm.jpg
Wild stone garden 102x73cm.jpg
A HIDDEN TREASURE
If Art is about inner truth, then nothing could be more actual in this world (of global warming, fratricide wars), than the treasures Myriam Vandenberghe discovers or creates in the silence of her kind soul. Rather than futuristic nightmares, I would rather live in the magical gardens she architects for the future: The green, pure, innocent, violence-free worlds she paints and photographs.
As the great classical music, Myriam's art and being, can be seen today as of another time; and forgotten.
How much per cent of the population listens to the treasure of classical music in Radio stations as Klara? Alarming statistics in the past, if I remember well, said it is around one per cent of the population in the area. I do not know if it has evolved.
The explanation for this phenomena is in the spiritual level of the masses.
As the stronger wavelengths of popular radio stations (like radio Donna) have dulled away the cultural radios, as Klara, in Belgium, pop culture gurus would dull her work off the scene.
For most of the people, the real treasure of classic music or of Myriam's art is still buried.
Has the time come for it to be discovered ? I can only present this mysterious person to you, personally, or through my own work, and hope you will see them as the treasures they are. The answer depends on you.