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Florcy Morisset

About Florcy Morisset

Florcy Morisset is an award winning cultural arts ambassador, firmly rooted in creative community and committed to the vibrancy and expressive power of art!  As a thought leader and champion of international culture, her muse affords her a fluidity of titles, businesswoman, lifestyle connoisseur, and community servant; a staunch advocate for access, art and culture for all! Florcy is a firebrand working at the intersection of creative economy, arts management, and business development in the Philadelphia area and beyond.

In 2007, in the midst of a national recession, Florcy debuted Vivant Art Collection on Gallery Row in the heart of Philadelphia’s Historic District of Old City.  Inspired by her passion for culture and love of art, she took on the challenge of opening an art gallery despite not having a traditional background. Her drive and ambition propelled her into the art world. From those modest beginnings, the gallery has expanded its reach to celebrate underrepresented art from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and across the world, while never losing its niche of highlighting Haitian art.  The artwork is best described as vibrant, rich, bold, and embedded with story and history, that highlights the lives of people of color throughout the diaspora.  Vivant’s mission for the past 7 years, has been to educate and empower its guests with the legacy and messages of indigenous art, art makers, and the cultures that gave birth to them.

Florcy believes in building bridges between the art world and the community by hosting social events, films screenings, political receptions, art making, etc.  Some of her popular curatorial projects are “The Illustrated Sounds of Philadelphia,” – A Tribute to Past & Present Philadelphia Musical Icons at Vivant Art Collection, “Transcending History - Moving Beyond the Legacy of Slavery and the Holocaust” a traveling exhibit, and “Haiti: A Tribute in Art” at the Noyes Museum.

In its successful 7 year tenure, Vivant Art Collection has transcended the status of a gallery and grown into a cultural arts destination; A social epicenter, amassing a vast network of artists, supporters and seekers of aesthetic beauty who actively attend First Fridays, Season of the Arts, Vivant Salutes!, charitable  fundraisers, and other signature events.

Florcy has broadened her scope, to respond to the specialized needs of art professionals by creating Vivant Art Consulting. Concentrating on working with artists, corporate, academic institutions and art organizations, Vivant Consulting curates exhibitions and create cultural programs opportunities that bring diverse communities together. With nearly a decade of event production and artist management experience, Vivant Art Consulting tailors marketing strategies that fuse strategic partnership and media outreach targeting diverse young professionals and minority audiences.

Florcy has been recognized as an outstanding leader in Philadelphia, and has been featured in various media outlets, and named on the 1804 List of Haitian Americans to Watch on the United States, by the Haitian Roundtable in 2014, 10 under 40 to Watch in 2011, by the Philadelphia Tribune.  She has received many honors, including 2011 Philadelphia Creative Ambassador for Philly 360, and the Moxie Women 2011 Next Generation of Leadership & Rising Star award from Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown for her efforts in Philly’s business & philanthropic communities. As a civic minded business owner, Florcy has worked tirelessly for her beloved homeland of Haiti, by raising awareness and funds in post-earthquake Haiti and visiting the country on a humanitarian mission with H.E.A.R.T of Haiti. She has governed in various capacities as Chairman of the Board for the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia. 

She serves on the African American Museum in Philadelphia’s  Executive Board, a member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s African American Collection’s Committee, lead for the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia’s Haiti Relief Fund and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. 

Florcy is a Haitian-American, raised in New York alongside her four siblings and mother. She resides between New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC. She is a graduate of Duquesne University, BA in Psychology and Minor in Biology. She was recently accepted into a dual Master’s program at Johns Hopkins University and Maryland Institute College of Art, where she will respectively pursue an MBA and a Masters of Arts in Design Leadership.