Born in Haiti where he acquired his love for the ocean, Leslie Jean-Bart now lives in New York City.
He works predominantly in the medium of photography. After earning a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University, Jean-Bart embarked on a photography career that resulted in the creation of images that have garnered awards and recognition.
Earlier days found Jean-Bart on staff at Sotheby’s and Christies where he was surrounded daily by the world’s greatest art.
Jean-Bart began exhibiting in 2001, when a number of his collages were part of the exhibit “Committed To The Image: Contemporary Black Photographers” at the Brooklyn Museum. From 2001-2003 he took part in a number of group exhibits at Monique Goldstrom Gallery in SoHo, NYC. During the last several years Jean-Bart put his career, but not his art on hold. Committed to the care of his mother who has dementia, Jean-Bart became her daily guardian. (His mother passed away in February of 2019). During one of the most trying period of taking care of his mother, Jean-Bart started “Reality & Imagination”, his ongoing series of ten years.
In 2011 Jean-Bart finally received round the clock assistance care for his mother and began again pursuing exhibiting his work. Since then he has taken part in several group exhibitions in the United states and had received a number of honors. He also had three solo exhibitions since then: one at Xavier University in New Orleans, one at the virtual gallery of the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the most recent one at the Kenkeleba Gallery in NYC.