Béatrice Serre


Born in Paris in 1970, Béatrice Serre grew up in an ever-changing environment, moving with her family from Gabon to China to Brazil, all before her teenage years. This constant movement and interaction with the unfamiliar surely lent itself to Serre's persistant interest in the peoples and places of the world, and most particularly the natural elements among them.


Drawn by the energy of stones and minerals with which she felt deeply connected from her earliest years, Serre chose the path of an artist as soon as she returned to France. She first practiced tapestry at the lycée polyvalent de Sèvres, and then began studies at the National Superior School of Applied Artis in Paris where she created her first works of mosaic and from which she quickly began her career as a mosaist.


Serre's work was almost immediately recognized as exceptional and unprecedented in the field of mosaic, a practice that had come to be seen as outdated and old-fashioned. Her daring approach to this ancient art, applying full minerals and raw stones throughout the bodies of her works took the mosaic community by storm.


Serre's extraodinary success in the field has only continued to flourish, and she is now represented in major international galleries and by the most renowned contemporary decorators.

In 2018, she was awarded the gold metal of Le Salon des Artistes Français (the French Artist's Salon), one of the oldest and most prestigious artistic contests in France.


Béatrice Serre's journey with the Galerie Yves Gastou began in the early 2010s and continues to build with a number of monumental works for major projects and an unprecedented solo-show in 2024.