Ingrid Black,  a self-taught artist  was  born in Germany  and lives in  Montreal.  Her  maternal  grandfather  struggled to
make a living painting in Berlin in the 1920's.  All  through her childhood  she was  encouraged  to draw and  paint.  She
has been working with acrylics for over 25 years.

In the eighties, she sold cityscapes through Oliver Gallery in Dorval, Quebec, and couldn’t keep up with the demand.  In
1985 she became a real estate agent and there was no time left for her art.

She  picked  up  her brushes again in 2000,  searching for a new direction – something fresh.  Still working as an agent,
she made time to experiment  with  different ideas.  From  2000 to 2007 she toyed  with  new concepts  and finally
found  what  she   was  looking  for  in  2007.  Her  large  and  powerful  portrayals  of  well  known  performing  artists  
capture  her  subjects’ energy  on stage.  They  are  much  more  than  just  portraits - her  works are a kaleidoscope of
shapes,  colors,  textures, and everyday objects combined in surprising ways – a visual adventure.  

On June 1, 2008, she  retired  from  real  estate  and  is now devoting all of her time to painting. She has participated in
numerous  exhibitions,  Her works can be found in
Galerie Sinfonia di Colori in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue and various
private collections.   An active member of
The Society of Canadian Artists and The Lakeshore Association of Artists,   
she will be participating in the
NEXT LAA EXHIBITION at Fritz Farm in Baie d'Urfé, in April 21, 22, 23, 2017.
With a quirky and humorous mixture of surrealism,  rock and roll,  and  flat  out  talent,  Ingrid Black
creates  images  that amuse, intrigue  and perplex. She has the painterly panache and  boundless
imagination that characterized Salvador Dali and René Magritte.

Her work is a mixture of visual puns, ironies and coloristic bravado.  She has an  attention to  detail
and  light that makes her earlier work a revelation and  that give her  later  pieces a sense  of ease
that is the true sign of a master.

– Kelvin Holland, owner, Galerie Espace 127