Framed Gallery
African American Art
Framed Gallery
African American Art

Beatrice Lebreton

Inspired by the African Diaspora, Béatrice Lebreton sources her multicultural heritage and current events as she creates work that encourages the viewer’s engagement and interpretation. Working primarily in mixed media, Lebreton combines textiles, stitched and beaded surfaces with painted sections on the canvas as a means of commemoration and interaction. The patterns, fabrics, and beads become a focal motif that add a tactile touch and fuse into what she characterizes as a language stretched between the limits of the imaginary and history.  Still, storytelling is quite important to her practice, as evidenced using combining text into the composition. She engages viewers visually on multiple levels while creating a space for curiosity in examining the information embedded within the work.

Unapologetically, Lebreton celebrates womanhood. Throughout her body of artistic expressions, she shatters the stereotypes women are born into and illustrate growth and change. Her art carries connotations of identity, social discomfort, feminism, representation, and transformation.

Her work is in private collections throughout the United States and France. Exhibitions include the Art Institute of Chicago, Winston-Salem State University, the African American Museum in Dallas, Dallas Visual Arts Center, Woman Made Gallery Chicago, Columbia University, and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, among others.

Likewise, Lebreton has amassed a portfolio to include public art commissions for hospitals, hotels, the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York, VIA Metropolitan Transit system in San Antonio and the University of Oregon University, to list a few.  She has been featured in the American Art Review, the Dallas Morning News and the International Review of African American Art, in addition to other noted publications. Equally, Lebreton has garnered broadcast media attention appearing on local affiliates of national news programming from ABC, CBS and NBC.

Lebreton is a French native presently based in Harlem. She received a Master of Fine Arts from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and a Master of Ethno-aesthetic, with a concentration in African Art from La Sorbonne University.


  • I am dark, but lovely, your daughters of Jeruselum
    Unframed
    Acrylic, fabric paint, embroidery
    12x12
    $885
  • My beloved is like a gazelle
    Unframed
    Acrylic, fabric paint, embroidery
    12x12
    $885
  • The season of singing has come
    Unframed
    Acrylic, fabric paint, embroidery
    12x12
    $885
  • I will get up now and go about the city
    Unframed
    Acrylic, fabric paint, embroidery
    12x12
    $885
  • Behold, you are beautiful, my love
    Unframed
    Acrylic, fabric paint, embroidery
    12x12
    $885
  • Let my beloved come into his garden
    Unframed
    Acrylic, fabric paint, embroidery
    16x20
    $1,095
  • Your neck is like the tower of David
    Unframed
    Acrylic, fabric paint, embroidery
    12x24
    $1,095
  • His head is purest gold, his hair is wavy
    Unframed
    Acrylic, fabric paint, embroidery
    12x12
    $885
  • Who is she who looks forth as the morning
    Unframed
    Acrylic, fabric paint, embroidery
    12x12
    $885
  • How beautiful you are and how pleasing
    Unframed
    Acrylic, fabric paint, embroidery
    12x12
    $885
  • If I found you outside, I would kiss you
    Unframed
    Acrylic, fabric paint, embroidery
    12x12
    $885
  • Come away, my beloved! be like a gazelle
    Unframed
    Acrylic, fabric paint, embroidery
    12x12
    $885
  • EGO SUM
    Unframed
    Acrylic, African fabric on unstretched canvas
    44x66
    $9,500
  • RAINBOW IN MY BLUES
    Unframed
    Acrylic, African fabric on unstretched canvas
    46x67
    $9,500
  • BUTTERFLY’S DREAM
    Unframed
    Acrylic, African fabric on unstretched canvas
    49x67
    $9,500
  • FLUID LIKE WATER
    Unframed
    Acrylic, African fabric on unstretched canvas
    46x67
    $9,500
  • NYOTA
    Unframed
    Acrylic, African fabric on unstretched canvas
    53x70
    $10,000