Artist Bio

Bela’s Artist Bio

Bela's Tainos Series

Béatrice Lampla Mellinger, also known as Bela, her artist signature, was born on the French Caribbean island of Martinique. Art has always been an important part of Bela’s life. She studied painting extensively and also works with different mediums and various printmaking materials to create her narratives.

Bela’s work incorporates multicultural references from her Asian, African, and European ancestors, and from her birthplace, with its own multiethnic heritage.

Bela has exhibited widely in galleries and art fairs in The United States, France and Barbados. She has travelled extensively and has lived and studied painting in many countries across several continents and believes that her paintings convey her rich experience. She states that, “Painting is a universal language that enhances the awareness as well as the understanding of other cultures.”
Bela currently resides in Saint-James, Barbados, where she continues to explore and investigate narratives.

Béatrice Lampla Mellinger, 2016
www.belafineart.com

Videos

  • Published on May 3, 2013 by International Visions Gallery
    Here’s a short clip of Beatrice Mellinger discussing her art at the Opening Reception for “The Fallen Gods” (4/27/13).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwkQPvCt3R8
  • Published on May 22, 2013 by International Visions Gallery
    On May 16, 2013, IVG was pleased to present Conversations with Beatrice Mellinger, in conjunction with her exhibit, “The Fallen Gods”. We had a lively discussion with Ms. Mellinger about the inspiration for her provocative series, her process, and what themes she hopes to explore in her art in the future.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtfMOVjhpWM
  • International Visions Gallery & Consultants presents: An Artist talk with Beatrice Lampla Mellinger (March 25th, 2016)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDnout7ueSo