Babette Beaullieu has worked as a sculptor and art educator for 20 years. She works primarily in wood and organic materials which she collects. She has exhibited her wood and mixed media sculptures in galleries and museums through Louisiana and Texas including the New Orleans Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, Brunner Gallery of Baton Rouge, D.o.c.s Gallery in New Orleans, Galeria de Suenos in Lafayette, and Sculpture Symposium at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
She has also been commissioned to produce outdoor sculpture works for private collectors in California, Colorado, and Louisiana. In July 2008, Private Spaces, an exhibit of Beaullieu's new work opened at Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her installation, Secret Gardeners, was part of a city-wide project in New Orleans that opened in November 2008 through AORTA Project's "Community art in the post-disaster landscapes of today".
Beaullieu lives and works north of New Orleans where she teaches Advanced Sculpture in secondary education in the St. Tammany Talented Arts Program. She holds a BFA from the University of California in Santa Barbara in Sculpture. Her art profession began after years in the marine industry where she came to regard her boatbuilding and sail making as the beginning of her interest in sculpture. She has studied art in Europe and recently traveled throughout Bali to study textiles and wood carving.
Memoirs of the Sistahood Chapter 4: Private Property
Contemporary Art Center
August 3, 2013
Becky Beaullieu Valls
New Orleans, Louisiana