Artist; Victor Labat Endowed Professor, Department of Art, Xavier University of Louisiana
Ron Bechet is an artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He chairs Xavier University of Louisiana’s department of art, where he is the Victor Labat Endowed Professor of Art. He is currently a board member of the Joan Mitchell Foundation and A Studio in the Woods, and has served on several other boards including the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans and the NOCCA Institute Board. He was founding director of Xavier’s Community Arts Partnership Program and has been involved in many arts and youth programs in the New Orleans area. Bechet’s work is based on landscape forms, usually metaphors for concepts, difficult realities, and moral allegories.