Yael Talleyrand was born in Haiti in November 1993, in an artist family. Aside from drawing being some sort of a requirement in her household, she was introduced to graphic design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign by her father at age 9, when her family moved to the South-East coast. Thus allowing her to avoid having her creative expression be hindered by the lack of art supplies in the area. The first medium she learned extensively was Photography, at the age of 13, with Haitian photographer Frédéric Dupoux. She began classical studies in Jacmel, Haiti and Cleveland, Ohio and got to start painting and drawing classes with master painter Daniel Whitely, to then continue her studies in Fine Arts and Videography at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She then returned to Haiti where she teaches drawing and painting for a year. Alongside Loic Jasmin, she started the brand 2Mabouya, mainly to bring back an apparel component to the studio, as well as a platform for visual expression which she is currently focusing on developing. Although, during the last couple years, her production has been more painting oriented.

Her most recent exhibits include:,

  • November 2016 – Art Beat Miami, Florida
  • September 2016: Limena Chronicles. Cafe 36, Petion-Ville, HT
  • April 2016: Diaspora Calling, by Lauryn Hill. King’s Theater, Brooklyn NY
  •  November 2015: Now or Neverland, with Miami Urban Contemporary Experience, Art Basel , Miami FL
  • September 2015: Carifesta Arts Festival, Expressions Gallery, Port-au-Prince Haiti
  • August 2015: Expo Milano 2015, Milano, Italia
  • July 2015: Haïti aux Jardies, La maison des Jardies, Meudon , France
  •  July 2015: Promart, Chateau Luc de Bearn, France
  • May 2015: “Lè Timoun Mande Gonbo Cho…” Fondation Theard, Fermathe, Haiti
  • March 2015: “PluriElles” by Kolektik 509, Villa Kalewes, Pétion Ville, Haiti
  • January 2015: “15 ans d’art contemporain en haiti” book release expo, Villa Kalewes, Pétion Ville, Haiti
  • November 2014: PROMART HAITI’s Ateliers International, City Hall, Pétion Ville, Haïti
  • June 2014: Headphones for Haiti, (design and painting exhibit), With (EPAC Haiti) and Monster.  Openhouse Gallery, Manhattan NY