Ingrid LaFleur grew up in Detroit, traveled the world, and is back to be apart of the future of her hometown. In the midst of finishing up one art tour and planning the next, she finds time to be apart of the transformation sweeping across the city. “Detroit is a fascinating place,” she says, “and as a native Detroiter I feel responsible to participate in the revitalization efforts.” Ingrid believes that art must be active and inspire people to engage, thus successfully serving community, which is where she sees the growth happening.
Her gallery space, Maison LaFleur, was founded in 2012. It acts as a space for “all things Ingrid.” Born into a family of art collectors, Ingrid naturally gravitated towards visual art. She began her academic studies with a B.A. in Art History from Spelman College and went on to pursue her M.A. from New York University with a concentration in Museum Studies. With over a decade of curatorial and arts administrative experience to her credit, she has worked with artists and arts organizations in New York, Detroit, Nairobi, Johannesburg and a host of other cities.
"Detroit is unique and we must celebrate it," can agree.