Gulay Berryman received her art training at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts de Versailles, France, the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy and the Ecole du Louvre in Paris, France.
She has exhibited in France, Iceland, Senegal, Mauritius, Italy, Oman, Belgium, Switzerland, and the United States. These included exhibitions at the American Cultural Center in Reykjavik; as the official U.S. Participant to the 1992 Int’l Exhibition for Human Rights, Goree Island, Senegal; and at the Salon des Independents, Paris.
Gulay was commissioned to do several portrait paintings by a member of the Royal Family of the Sultanate of Oman in the late 1990’s.
She twice won the American Embassy Paris Art Show (2001-02). In 2005, she was invited to participate in the prestigious biennial in Florence, Italy which gathers between 800-900 artists selected from around the world.
Gulay was a finalist in the SEETAL 2006 Art Competition by Kunst-Forum-Int’l in Switzerland. Her paintings were chosen in 2008 and 2009 for the poster of Williamsburg’s ‘An Occasion for the Arts.’ Gulay participated in the U.S. Biennial Artist’s Exhibition at the Broadway Gallery, New York in 2010. Her artwork was featured in the 2011 and 2013 editions of “International Contemporary Artists.”
She served as a judge for both ‘Art on the Square’ and ‘An Occasion for the Arts’ in 2013 and as a juror in 2014 for ‘Art at the River’ in Yorktown.
From 2015-18, Gulay was the owner/director of the Williamsburg Art Gallery located on Merchants Square in historic downtown Williamsburg. In 2017, this gallery was nominated Best in Virginia and one of the 25 Best Art Galleries & Museums in America by American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com). She continues to operate Williamsburg Art Gallery as an online gallery (www.wmbgartgallery.com).
In 2017, she was juried into the Art Renewal Center (ARC) as a Living Artist © and in 2019, into the Salmagundi Club of New York. In 2020, Gulay was juried into the International Guild of Realism (IGOR). She is an elected member of the American Artists Professional League (AAPL) and an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America (OPA).