Architect, Painter, Sculptor, switzerland
Guilmette has crossed traditional boundaries between architecture, sculpture, and painting throughout her professional life. Architect DPLG and Dipl. Ing., she has been drawing and painting since her early childhood. Alongside her architecture studies, she was a student at the Beaux-Arts de Grenoble where she was mentored by Simone Magnan, second Grand Prix de Rome in 1954, with whom she became friends and became her protégée. Her atypical background and her travels and moves throughout the world challenged her to deepen her artistic identity. The symbolism and choice of colors have been developed and combined to strengthen the emotions and awaken the senses. She characterizes herself as a minimalist with the simplicity and purity of the line. She creates an art form from which she wants to convey messages that are dear to her: the spiritual essence of the human being, the unity of humanity, the equal rights of women and men, and the development of virtues. Her faith, the Baha'i faith, is her driving force. Guilmette has been featured in magazines and exhibits her work shows in the United States, Switzerland, Great Britain, France, Italy, and notably at the Salon International d'Art Contemporain at the Louvre in Oct. 2021, 2022 and 2023. She has also been awarded in 2023 by the Académie des Arts, Sciences et Letters of Paris, France.