Helene Mukhtar in her studio
Helene in her studio

Helene is a painter, animator and digital installation artist.

Energy, passion, life, movement, color… these words define her work. She celebrates the human spirit and life on our planet in all its forms. In her colorful and magical world, she mixes abstraction with realism and minimalism with exuberance.

Trained as a painter, Helene’s work, today, encompasses films, computer graphics, animations and video installations. She constantly experiments and combines these new mediums with her more traditional practice.

Her colors reflect all the warmth of the Mediterranean sun which she experienced growing up in the South of France. In her paintings, stylized dancers, acrobats, divers and other athletes are evolving in sensuous and graceful moves.

Helene was born in Nice, France. She now lives and works part of the year in Brooklyn. Helene started an artist’s career late in life. In New York City, she studied at the School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League. In 2006, she received an MFA from Florida State University.


Her work has been exhibited widely in the US and abroad. Recent solo shows and art fairs include 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, Ion Studio in Soho, the Broadfoot and Broadfoot Gallery in New Jersey, the 155 Project in Manhattan, Galerie ArtSud and La Galerie des Dominicains in France, the Asia Contemporary Art Fair in Hong Kong, Art for Florence Design Week in Italy and ArtExpo in New York City.

Helene discusses her animations on
Brooklyn Free Speech TV