Under the leadership of Helen and Jacques Bellefeuille, Galerie de Bellefeuille has become one of Canada’s most recognized independently run art galleries. Founded in 1980 and celebrating thirty-nine years of acumen, the gallery has grown to a staff of close to thirty.
In 2014, to accommodate the gallery’s unprecedented growth, directors Helen & Jacques Bellefeuille inaugurated Galerie de Bellefeuille II. Located opposite their flagship location on Greene Avenue in Westmount Québec, GdB II offers an additional 5,000 square feet of operational and exhibition space. The 2,500 square feet of exhibition space at GdB II is dedicated to the gallery’s dynamic exhibition schedule of curated solo exhibitions as well as themed group shows.
As the old proverb says, “Third time’s the charm” hence the opening of Galerie de Bellefeuille III in June 2016. This jewel in the crown is located on Montreal’s Golden Square Mile, steps from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and occupying the prestigious storefront at Edifice Port Royal. GdB III features spectacular 25 foot ceilings and 40 foot windows on historic Sherbrooke Street. As Helen Bellefeuille likes to say, “This is as good as it gets,” referencing the fabulous gallery spaces found in the Chelsea Art District of New York. The additional 5,000 square feet provides the gallery with greater flexibility in programming.
Proudly, Galerie de Bellefeuille opened its fourth location in Toronto in September 2017. Located in Yorkville Village, a prime location in the heart of Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood. GdB Toronto offers 7000 square feet of gallery space, bringing the total exhibition space of all galleries to 27,000 square feet.
Galerie de Bellefeuille has been named one of the best galleries in the world by Modern Painters two years running. Throughout thirty-nine years of operation, the Bellefeuille’s have always been keen to highlight internationally acclaimed artists. The gallery is proud to have had many firsts within the Canadian art milieu. Galerie de Bellefeuille held the first Canadian Solo exhibition of American pop artist Jim Dine, the first solo exhibition of acclaimed English sculptor Nicola Hicks, the first solo exhibition of reputed English sculptor Sophie Ryder, the first Quebec exhibition of glass sculptor Dale Chihuly and more recently the first Canadian Solo exhibition for Mel Bochner! In addition the gallery offers works by many international acclaimed artists such as Eric Fischl, Damien Hirst, Patrick Hughes, Wolf Kahn, Julian Opie, Robert Polidori, Patrick Rubinstein, Hunt Slonem, and Jane Waterous to name a few.
Galerie de Bellefeuille offers works in all areas of fine Canadian and international art from paintings and prints to photography and sculpture, spotlighting their artist at international art fairs such as Photo London, Art Toronto, Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, and Art Miami.
Now in its fourth decade of operation and offering a total of 27,000 square feet of exhibition space, Galerie de Bellefeuille is unparalleled in Canada. With a reputation for excellence and high levels of service, GdB continues its vibrant cultural agenda, striving to present the best in Canadian and International art with the same passion that ignited Helen and Jacques thirty-nine years ago!