Arienne Lepretre

b. San Francisco. Lives and works in Dallas, Texas



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I build my paintings up through improvisational processes and uncontrolled instinctual color applications. Interesting areas appear, and are then either disrupted, erased, or enticed into compositions of various shapes. Arranging and rearranging until all the components work, I find joy in the ambiguous shapes that emerge and their humorous dialogues. Shapes that may seem strange but are easily recognizable by our brain, seemingly familiar but not known as everyday objects, rather known on a deep level in the interior perhaps because they mimic naturally occurring shapes reminiscent of nature and living organisms. It is a cycle of color over shape, painting and painting until the right thing happens.


2011-2013 MFA, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, Dallas, TX. Focus in Painting and Drawing

1972-1978 HFBK, University of Fine Arts Hamburg. Diploma in Textile Design

1971-1972 Boyes- Pulley Schule

Teaching Experience

2019 -2021 Adjunct Faculty. Dallas College, Richland Campus, Dallas, Texas

2011-2012  Adjunct teacher, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Other Experience

1998 -2008 ACL Homes - Design and Construction, President. Dallas, Texas

1985 -1998 Arteriors Intl. Interior Design and Purchasing. Dallas, Texas

1978 -1985 Private art instruction. Nairobi, Kenya


2011- 2013 Meadows School of the Arts Artistic Scholarship Award

Solo and Group Exhibitions

2021 Hamptons Art Fair, Southampton, New York

2021 Blueprint Gallery, Dallas TX

2020 Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas, TX

2019 Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas, TX

2019 Juried Show benefiting Art for Advocacy, North Park, Dallas, TX

2019 Blueprint Gallery, Dallas, TX,

2019. Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX Perspectives, Nature.

2018 Blueprint Gallery, Dallas, TX

2018 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas 

2018 Ward Gallery, Petoskey, Michigan -June

2018 Ginger Fox Gallery, Artscape, Dallas, Tx

2018 Vignette Art Fair, Women's Museum, Dallas TX

2017 Louis Vuitton, North Park, Dallas TX

Rise, Art for Advocacy,

2017 Blueprint Gallery, Dallas, TX


2017 D Artscape, Invitational Fine art auction, Dallas, TX

2016 Blueprint Gallery, Dallas, TX

2015 Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

New Texas Talent, Jurist Barry Whistler

2015 Experiencing Perspectives, Invitational Show, Headquarters,

Mercedes-Benz, Ft. Worth, TX

2013 Atonement- 13 Diptychs, Whitestone Reit Tower, Dallas, TX

2013 Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, TX

MFA Qualifying Exhibition,

2012 Shapes, Solo Show, Doolin Gallery, SMU, Dallas, TX

2011 Experiencing Perspectives, Invitational Show, Headquarters, Mercedes- Benz, Dallas, TX

2005 Dallas Contemporary, TX

Members Show

2003 Hargett Associates Gallery, Dallas, TX

2003 McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX

Members Show

1999 World Women Artists, Dallas, TX

1997 Arienne Lepretre, Boyd-Levinson Gallery, Dallas, TX

1984 Gallery Watatu , Nairobi, Kenya

Arienne und Roli

1983 Gallery Watatu , Nairobi, Kenya

Solo Show: Arienne von Zitzewitz

1981 Solo show, New Stanley Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

Arienne von Zitzewitz, opening by Sir Michael Wood


2021 Dallas DHome. Making Moves, page 50

2018. Interview Boston Voyager Magazine July/August

2018 Interview Luxe Magazine March April Issue

2018 Modern Luxury Dallas, May Issue 2018

2018 Mountain Homestyle Aspen /Snowmass/ Telluride/Vail Spring

2017 Interview SMU Look Magazine

2016 DHome Magazine- September issue

2010 FD Luxe

2005 Papercity Dallas

2004 Papercity Dallas

2003 Southern Accents

2003 Interview Dallas Home Design, July 2003, by Steve Carter

1984 Review The Sunday Nation, Nairobi, Kenya

1983 Review The Kenya Times