Bryant Benoit is a self-taught artist from Lafayette, LA, who began his journey into the art world in 2009. He expresses his perception of the African Diaspora and his Culture through his work. He is a “Storyteller” and each painting tells a story. He opened his first gallery in downtown Lafayette in 2013. He continued to operate downtown until 2020. In November 2021, Bryant opened a new gallery located in North Lafayette.
Bryant’s artwork has been featured in regional galleries and favored by art collectors around the world. Bryant’s work is owned by clients & collectors both nationally and internationally.
Bryant has participated in multiple juried art shows and festivals around the USA, such as The New Orleans Jazz Fest, Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, Bayou Boogaloo Cajun Food Festival & The Piedmont Park Arts Festival, just to name a few. He was commissioned by Mrs Je’Nelle Chargois to create the 1st African American History Celebration Commemorative poster, Let Freedom Ring. He has created a total of 3 commemorative posters for the foundation. Byrant was commissioned to create the official Zydeco Extravaganza Commemorative Poster in 2018 &2019. His painting, “Livin on the Land” was selected by the McComb Veazy Coterie to be displayed on an ArtBox, which is located on the corner of Pinhook and Surrey. City of Youngsville purchased his piece titled, “Louisiana Sugar Mill” which hangs in the Youngsville City & Sports Complex. His painting titled, Passin Tyme, is featured on Keith Frank’s CD cover The Resurrection of The Creole Connection. He is currently collaborating on illustrating an upcoming children’s book. His commissioned piece, “Bloodlines” was created for the local stage play based on the book by Earnest Gaines.
Bryant has been a participant on several speaking panels in Lafayette and has hosted several group and community discussions. He was commissioned to create a commemorative poster for LCG’s Conversation Starters project titled, The Longest Table. He has been featured in several magazines & newspapers. Bryant works to promote art in the community and to inspire & encourage young and upcoming artist.