Dr. Kyra Belán: Resume

Curriculum Vitae: ARTIST, AUTHOR, ART HISTORIAN, MYTHOLOGIST, LECTURER
Otto M.Burkhardt Endowed Chair, professor emerita of art and art history&gallery director, Broward College
Website:http://www.kyrabelan.com

mailing address: Dr. Kyra Belán, P O Box 275 Matlacha, FL 33993
Cell: 954-829-2788


ARTIST:
PAINTING, DRAWING, MIXED MEDIA, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, DIGITAL ART,
INSTALLATION, LAND ART, PERFORMANCE ART  (see selected exhibitions)

 

AUTHOR/BOOKS:

INSTALLATION ART ( Edwin Mellen Press, International Scholarly Pub. of Advanced Research, Fall 2017)
DIVINE LADIES IN AMERICA (Astarte Books, 2016)
EARTH, MYTHS, AND ECOFEMINIST ART (Createspace Independent Publishing, 2015)
THE VIRGIN AND THE CHILD (Parkstone Press Prestige edition hardcover) Fall 2016         
ART, MYTHS, AND RITUALS (Bent Tree Press, 2007-10)
LAVIRGEN EN EL ARTE (Panamericana Press, 2007)
THE VIRGIN IN ART: FROM MEDIEVAL TO MODERN (BARNES & NOBLE Press, 2005)
EARTH, SPIRIT AND GENDER: VISUAL LANGUAGE FOR THE NEW REALITY (Forbes, '96,'98; Thomson, '01, '03; Benttree, 2005- 2010).
MADONNAS: From Medieval to Modern (Parkstone Press '01, translated to French and German)
LUCID FUTURE: A SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE (fiction), Aegina Press, 2000;  second ed., Create Space, 2012

co-author: Dorothy Gillespie (Radford University Press, '98)


US citizen, origin: Argentina

EDUCATION:
Ed. D., Florida International University
M. F. A., Florida State University
B. F. A., Arizona State University

SELECTED HONORS, AWARDS AND GRANTS

Special Merit Award, Animals Juried Competition, Light, Space, & Time Gallery, April 2015
Special Merit Award, Botanicals Juried Competition, Light, Space, & Time Gallery, Jupiter, FL July 2014
Special Merit Award, Botanicals Juried Competition,  Light, Space & Time Gallery, Jupiter, FL August 2013
Third Place, Arts for Act Multi-Themed Juried Exhibition, Ft Myers, Fl, July 2012
The Marquis Who’s Who in American Art, ’08,’09, ‘10, ’11, 12. 13, 14, 15, 16
Florida Achievement Award in the Arts, Women's Caucus for Art Florida Chapter, 2007-8
Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals 07-08 vip member
Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals 06-07
Honorable Mention, Summer International Exhibition, Museum of the Americas, 2006
Southeastern Art Conference Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement,
October 2005, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Annual ArtServe Encore Awards nominee 2002
Who's Who in American Art, 24th edition, 2001-2003
Otto M. Burkhardt Endowed Teaching Chair Recipient, BC, 1999-2002
Broward County Women's Hall of Fame Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, FL,1999
Who's Who in American Art, 23rd edition, 1999-2000
International Woman of the Year, 1997/98, Cambridge, England
Who's Who in American Art, 22nd Edition, 1997-98
Who’s Who in American Art, 21st Edition, 1995-96
Broward County Women’s Hall of Fame Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, nomination, 1994
Who’s Who in American Art, 20th Edition, 1993-94
Who’s Who in American Art, 19th Edition, 1992
Merit Award, Oswego International Video Festival, Oswego Art Center, Oswego, NY, 1988
Who’s Who of American Women, 15th edition, 1987/88
Who’s Who in American Art, 17th edition, 1986
Merit Award. Expressions! The 6th Annual Competition And Exhibition,
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1986/87
Money for Women - Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Grant, for the Magic Circle Goddess Series, 1986
Metro-Dade Art in Public Places Commission, Miami, FL, 1986
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1985/86
Who’s Who in America, 1985
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1984/85
Second Place, Graphics, Hollywood Creates 1983, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL, 1983
Individual Artist Fellowship, State of Florida, Florida Fine Arts Council, 1982
Cover Art of special edition of The Miami Herald, Hooked on Hollywood,
 selected by the committee of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Hollywood, 1982
First Nationwide Savings Award, WPBT Channel 2 TV Juried Exhibition, Miami, FL,1982
Mayor David Keating Award, Greater Hollywood Creates 1981, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood,  FL, 1981
Gene Segal Award, WPBT Channel 2 TV Juried Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Coral Gables, FL, 1981
Broward Art in Public Places, Commission for Southern Regional Courthouse, Hollywood, FL, 1981

Limited Edition Award, WPBT Channel 2 TV, Miami, FL, 1980

 

SELECTED ART IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL
ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
Broward Art in Public Places, South Regional Courthouse, Hollywood, FL
Broward College, Pembroke Pines, FL
Lake Eustis Museum of Art: LEMA, Eustis, FL
Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.
Museum of the Americas, Doral, FL
Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Metro-Dade Art in Public Places, Miami, FL
Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Art Collection, Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida, School of Performing Arts, Orlando, FL
Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL

 

NUMEROUS PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

SELECTED ONE ARTIST EXHIBITIONS:

Magical Paradise: Paintings and Drawings, Broadway Palm Theatre Fine Art Gallery, April 6 – May 15, 2016
Installation: Rosa Sinensis, Arts for ACT main Gallery, November 2015
Kyra Belan: Recent Artworks, Art Gallery at Cape Coral City Hall: November-December 2014
Kyra Belan: Paintings, Digital Mixed Media, Cape Coral Library Art gallery, September – October 2014
American Beauty Series, Broadway Palm Art Gallery, Fort Myers, FL May 26—June 22, 2014
Kyra Belan: Paintings, Drawings, Mixed, Members Gallery, The Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers FL December 2013
Instalaltion: American Beauty, Fine Arts Gallery, Cape Coral Arts Studio, Cape Coral, FL December 2013
Sacred Ladies, Arts for ACT Gallery, Fort Myers, FL September, 2013
Installation, Goff Gallery, Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, FL January 2013
American Beauty Series: Paintings, Guest Artist exhibition, Harbor View Gallery, Cape Coral, FL August 2012
Art, Myths, and Rituals: Paintings and digital art, Arts for Act, Fort Myers, FL February 2012
Mother Earth, Thought Woman: Mixed Media Installation, The Art Gallery, BC South, Jan-Feb  2009
Lady Liberty and Other Archetypes, digital art installation and ritual performance; Magic Circle XXIX, The Art Gallery, BC South, March-April 2004
Spirit Circle, digital art; installation and ritual performance: Magic Circle XXVIII, The Art Gallery, BC South, 1999-2000
Celebration of Mother Earth: Magic Circle XXVII, earth art and ritual performance, Rochester
Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. 1998     
Goddess of the World: Magic Circle XXVI, site specific installation and ritual performance, The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL. 1996-97
The Floralia Series, site specific installation, paintings, The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL. 1995
Goddess Lakshmi: Magic Circle XXV, site specific installation and ritual solstice performance,
Yoga Vedanta Science and Arts Center, Ft. Lauderdale. FL. 1994
Mother Earth, Changing Woman: Magic Circle XXIV: site specific installation and ritual performance, The Art Gallery, Broward College, Pembroke Pines, FL, 1994  
 Mother Earth, Mother God:  Magic Circle XXIII, site specific installation and ritual performance, The 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 1993
Magic Circle XXII: Celebration for Goddess Juno, Sri Naranda Yoga Centre, Hallandale, FL, 1993
Goddess Sulis: Magic Circle XXI, performance, Salisbury, England, 1992       
Our Lady of Florida: Magic Circle XX, The Art Gallery, Broward College, Pembroke Pines, FL, 1991
Great Goddess Gaia A Celebration: Magic Circle XIX,15th Annual Holiday Festival, Broward Art Guild, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1990
Great Goddess Chalchiutlicue: Magic Circle XVIII, The Rim Institute, Payson, AZ, 1989
Great Goddess Chicomecoatl/Shakti: Magic Circle XVII, The Rim Institute, Payson, AZ, 1988
Great Goddess Rhea: Magic Circle XVI, performance, Malia, Crete, Greece,1988
Cosmic Goddess Chicomecoatl/Demeter: Magic Circle XV, Dupont Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA, 1988
Great Goddess Chicomecoatl: Magic Circle XIV, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL, 1987
Great Goddess Medusa: Magic Circle XIII, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL, 1987
Nature Goddess Sekhmet: Magic Circle XII, Miami Site, Key Biscayne, FL,1987
Sun Goddess, Emergence of Myth: Magic Circle XI, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL, 1986
The Magic Circle Series 1978 - 1985, Einstein Library, Nova University, Davie, FL, 1985
Great Goddess:  Magic Circle X, Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Coral Gables, FL, 1985
In Quest of the American Goddess Coatlicue: Magic Circle IX, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL 1985
Great American Indian Goddess Coatlicue: Magic Circle VIII, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL, 1984
Goddess Isis: Magic Circle VII, New World Campus, Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL, 1984
Magic Birds of Florida, The Gallery, Bailey Hall, Broward College, Davie, FL, 1983
Goddess: Magic Circle VI, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL, 1982
Isis: Magic Circle V, Broward College, Pembroke Pines, FL,1982
Tropical Magic, Florida Atlantic University Library, Boca Raton, FL, 1981
Magic Florida, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL, 1980
Goddess Isis: Magic Circle IV, Unitarian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1980
Recent Drawings, Womanart Gallery, New York, NY, 1977
Isis Oh Isis, Wm D. Pauley Art Gallery, Miami Dade College, FL, 1976

SELECTED JURIED, INVITATIONAL OR FACULTY EXHIBITIONS

Founding Females Exhibition, Edison & Ford Winter Estates,  Fort Myers, FL March – May 2016
ACSWF Juried Exhibition, Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers FL, March 2016
International Print Festifal in Italy, Arte in Centro, Bergamo, Italy, June 2015
NLAPW SE Branch Exhibition, Sidney and Berne Art Center, Fort Myers, FL March 2015
Basel-Christmas, International Art Exhibition, Museum of the Americas, Doral, FL Dec 5 -2014 – Jan 2-2015
Founding Females Invitational Exhibition, Edison & Ford, Fort Myers, FL March – May 2015
Juried Exhibition,  org. by Museum of the Americas,  Caroussel de Louvre, Paris, France 2014
Art Takes Miami, SeeMe and Scope Art Fifth Annual, Booth G19, 1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach,  Dec 2014
Diametriclly Opposed Members Exhibition, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myer, FL August 8 – August 29, 2014
Elements of ARTchitecture, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL June 6 – June 26, 2014
II Premio Internacional Don Quijote de la Mancha, Crisolart Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, group exhibition/catalog, March 28-April17, 2014
Women’s Rights: An Artist’s Perspective, UniteWomen.Org juried online exhibition and catalog, 2013
Black and White Members Exhibit, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL, August – September 2012
Annual Arts for ACT Preview Exhibit, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Edison College, Ft. Myers, FL July 13 – August 8, 2012
Summer Member Exhibit, juried, Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, FL, June-July, 2012
Art Takes Times Square, Billboard Premiere at Times Square, NY and website, June 2012
NLAPW - SW Florida Exhibition, Cape Coral Library, March 2012
NLAPW - SW Exhibition: Art, Poetry, and Music, Cape Coral Arts Studio, January 2012
7th Annual Arists Registry Members Juried Exhibition, Gallery at Avalon, December 2011-January 2012
The Red chair Visits Public Art and Dance, Orange County Library, Winter Park. FL , December 2011
The Red Chair Visits Dance II, UCF Center for Emerging Media, Gallery 500, Orlando FL September 2011
The Red Chair Visits Dance I, Orange County Administration Bldg Exhibition Space, August 2011
Invitational Ehibition, CityArts Factory, Orlando, FL June - July 2011
First Annual Florida Juried Exhibition, Florida Museum for Women Artists, November 2010 - February 2011
6th Annual ArtistsRegistry.com Members Juried Exhibition, Gallery at Avalon Island, December 2010- January 2011
2010 Annual Juried Art Show, Osceola Center for the Arts, Kissimmee, FL May 2010
Women in the Arts 2010, Museum of the Americas, Doral, FL, March 7 - April 3 2010
5th Annual ArtistsRegistry.com Members Juried Exhibit, Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, FL Dec 2009-Jan. 2010
Broward College Faculty Art Exhibition, Broward College Administrative Art Space, Jul-Sept 2009
Hispanic Heritage in America, Museum of the Americas, Doral, Fl Oct-Nov 2008
Seventh Annual Holiday Member Showcase, ArtServe, Ft lauderdale Fl 2007
Summer International Exhibition, Museum of the Americas, Doral, Fl 2007
Mix It Up, a mixed media exhibition, ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2007
International Artists in California 2006, Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA , December 1-30 2006
Summer International Exhibition, Museum of the Americas, Doral, FL, 2006
Tribute to Independence: Argentina and Colombia, Museum of the Americas, Miami, FL, 2005
Hispanic Heritage in America 2001, Latin American Art Museum, Miami, FL, 2001
Intuitive Art:The Artist as Shaman, Rosemary Court Galleries, Sarasota, Fl 2000
Fascinating Faces of Portraiture, invitational exhibition, ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1998
Argentine Cultural Month, juried exhibition, The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, Miami, FL 1997
Presence of the Argentine Art, invitational exhibition, The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, Miami, FL. 1996
BC Art Faculty Exhibition, Fine Art Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL, 1995 - 98
Second Annual XS Best of the Gallery Exhibition, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL, 1995
Herencia Hispana en America, invitational exhibition, The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, Miami, FL, 1995
Mujeres en el Arte, invitational exhibition, The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, Miami, FL, 1994
BC 1994 Art Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL, 1994                                                                        
Art Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL, 1993
WCA Miami Chapter invitational Exhibition, The Art Gallery, Broward College, Pembroke Pines, FL, 1993
Broward College 1992 Art Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Davie, FL, 1992
Women’s Caucus for Art Invitational Exhibition, Bizarre Bazaar Gallery, Miami, FL, 1992
Women’s Caucus for Art, Miami Chapter 20th Anniversary Juried Exhibition, Main Library Auditorium, Miami-Dade Public Library, Miami, FL, 1992
Broward Community College 1991 Art Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Davie, FL, 1991
Works from the Permanent Collection, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL, 1990/1991
Grand Opening Gala Celebration Exhibition, The Divine Feminine, Monterey, CA, 1990
Sky Art: Paintings in the Air, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL, 1989
Invitational Exhibition, Broward Art Guild, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1988
Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL, 1988
Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL, 1987
Expressions: The 6th Annual Competition and Exhibition, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1986/87
Una Idea Mechanica, Initiated in Italy, traveled Europe and USA, 1986/87
Sky Art, Kassel Museum, Kassel, Germany, 1986
Connexus, South Regional Library, Pembroke Pines, FL 1986
BC Art Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community College, Davie, FL, 1986
Connexus Environmental Sculpture Cooperative Project, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL, 1985
Community Art Alliance 1985, Juried Exhibition, Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL, 1985
Erotica, Juried Exhibition, Union Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 1984
BC Art Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community College, Davie, FL, 1984
WCA Tri-State Juried Exhibition: Florida-Louisiana-Texas, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community College, Davie, FL, 1984
Aviary Art, Four Artist Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community College, Davie, FL, 1984
Sky Art: Paintings in the Air, Invitational Exhibition, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL , 1983
Hollywood Creates, Juried Exhibition, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL, 1983
Art Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL, 1983
Women’s Vision, W.C.A. Juried Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community College, Davie, FL and Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, 1983
Contemporary Women Artists of the Gold Coast, Invitational, Gulfstream Bank, Boca Raton, FL, 1982
BC Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL, 1982
The Community College Capitol Art Exhibit, Juried, The Capitol,Tallahassee, FL, 1982
Faculty Exhibition, Library Gallery, Barry University, North Miami, FL,1981
Inception, Juried, Jewish Community Center of South Florida, Miami Beach, FL, 1981
Greater Hollywood Creates, Juried, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL, 1981
23rd Annual M. Allen Hortt Memorial Competition and Exhibition, Juried,The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1981
Channel 2 TV Juried Exhibition and  TV Auction, Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Coral Gables, FL, 1981
Local Color, Juried Exhibition, Grove House, Coconut Grove, FL, 1981
Whitney Counterweight 3, Invitational, Alain Bilhaud Gallery, New York, NY, 1981
Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL, 1981
Invitational Show, Tropical Audubon Society, Miami, FL, 1980
Channel 2 TV Juried Exhibition and TV Auction, Miami, FL, 1980
Media Plus, Juried Exhibition, Lowe-Levinson Gallery, Miami Beach, FL, 1980
Southern Exposure:  Selections by Women Artists, Juried Exhibition, Hanson Galleries, New Orleans, LA, 1980

 

BOOKS AND EXHIBITION CATALOGS

Belan, Kyra. Divine Ladies in America, Astarte Books. 2016
Belan, Kyra. Earth, Myths, and Ecofeminist Art, Createspace, 2015
II Premio Internacional Don Quijote de la Mancha, Crisolart Galleries, Barcelona, Spain and Museum of the Americas, 2014
Aldrich, Jeffrey, editor. Art Takes Times Square,  Signature Book Printing, 2013
Aldrich, Jeffrey, editor. One Life, Signature Book Printing, 2013
Aldrich, Jeffrey, editor. Art Takes Miami, Signature Book Printing, 2013
Carlos M. Guidicessi, editor. Contemporary Women Artists 2010, European Communities Artists Library, Barcelona, Spain, Dec. 2009
Carlos M. Giudicessi, editor. 100 Contemporary International Artists, European Communities Artists Library Press, Barcelona, Spain, 2007
Belan, Kyra. La Virgen en el Arte, Panamericana Press, 2007
Belan, Kyra. Art, Myths, and Rituals, Bent Tree Press, 2007
Belan, Kyra. The Virgin in Art: From Medieval to Modern,  Barnes & Noble Press, 2005, 2007
Belán, Kyra. Madonnas: From Medieval to Modern, Parkstone Press, 2001
Belán, Kyra.  Lucid Future, Aegina Press, 1999; CreateSpace 2012
Belán, Kyra. Earth, Spirit and Gender: Visual Language for the New Reality, Forbes, Inc., 1996, 1998, Thomson, 2001, 2003
Belán, Kyra. Site-Specific Works, chapter from Dorothy Gillespie, Radford University Press, 1998
Kyra Belán: The Floralia Series,  Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL, 1995
Heller, Jules and Nancy G. Heller, editors. North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century.Garland Publishing,Inc. New York and London, 1995
Broude, Norma and Garrard, Mary D. The Power of Feminist Art: Harry N. Abrahms Publishing Co., 1994
Belán, Kyra. Cover Art. The Latin Deli. Judith Ortiz Cofer. University of Georgia Press, 1993
Women’s Caucus for Art, Miami Chapter 20th Anniversary Juried Exhibition. Main Library Auditorium, Miami-Dade Public Library System. Juror: Dorothy Gillespie. March 14-May 23, 1992
Orenstein, Gloria. The Reflowering of the Goddess. Pergamon Press, 1990
Kyra. Cover Art. The Line of the Sun. Judith Ortiz Cofer. University of Georgia Press. Athens, GA, 1989
Kyra. Cover Art. The University of Georgia Press Catalogue. Athens, GA, 1989
Wynne, Patrice. The Womanspirit Sourcebook. Harper & Row, 1988
Expressions! The 6th Annual Competition and Exhibition. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Juror: Judy Chicago.1986/87
Himnelsschreiber. Jonas Verlag. Harald Kimpel (Hg), 1986
Third Annual Miami Waves Experimental Film and Video Forum. Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL. Invitational. 1984
Erotica. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery.  Jurors: Jane Brite, Assistant Curator, Milwaukee Art Museum; Karen Savage, Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute, Chicago; Joan Semmel, Associate Professor, Rutgers University. Milwaukee,  WI, 1984
Kyra. Foreword. Haitian Art of the 80’s. Fine Arts Gallery, Broward College, 1984
Tufts, Eleanor. American Women Artists. Garland Publishing, 1984
Kyra. Foreword. Pottery Questions. Fine Arts Gallery, Broward College, 1983
Florida Visual Artists, 1982-1983. Fellowship Catalogue, Florida Department of State. George Firestone, Secretary of State. 1983
30th Anniversary Gallery Exhibition. Juried. Broward Art Guild, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1982 
24th Annual M. Allen Hortt Memorial Exhibition. The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1982
Kyra. Cover Art. Among the Ancestors. Judith Ortiz Cofer, 1981
Women’s Vision. Juror: Dr. Paula Harper. Fine Arts Gallery, Broward College, FL and Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, 1981
American Artists of Renown, 1981-1982. Anne Avery, editor. Texas, Wilson Publishing Co., Gilmer, TX, 1981
Kyra. Illustration. The Native Dancer. Judith Ortiz Cofer. Lieb/Schott Publications, 1981
Inception. The Inaugural Event of the New Miami Beach Jewish Community Center. Juror: Dr. Eleanor Tufts. North Miami Beach, October 24 - November 29, 1981
23rd Annual M. Allen Hortt Memorial Exhibition. Juror: Donald B. Kuspid. Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1982
Southern Exposure: Women Artists in the South. Juror: Dorothy Gillespie. Foreword: Donald B. Kuspid.   Hanson Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 1980
Kyra. Illustration. Latin Women Pray. Judith Ortiz Cofer. The Florida Arts Gazette Press, 1980
Kyra. Magic Florida. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL. September 9 - October 10, 1980
Media Plus. Lowe-Levinson Gallery, Temple Beth Shalom. Juror: Miriam Shapiro. Miami Beach, FL, May 5 - 24, 1980


SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS IN MAGAZINES

Book Corner. Divine Ladies, éBella Magazine, April 2016
DeFrank, Carol. Divine Women. FtMyersSouthwestFlorida Magazine, March-April 2016
Wozniak, Mary. Woman, Myth & Legend. Grandeur Magazine, October – December 2015
Filippo, Cathelijne. Lucid Future: a Spiritual Adventure. Paradigm Shift, issue 66 , May – August 2014.
Hall, Tom. News from the Atelier of Dr. Kyra Belan, Examiner, 05-23-14.
Hall, Tom.  Local artist Kyra Belan included in UniteWomen.org national exhibition and catalog, Examiner, April 2013.
Bell Matuszewski, Barbara. Earth, Spirit, and Gender; Visual Language for the New Reality. The Pen Woman, February 2005
Belan, Kyra. Nancy Azara's Making Spiritual Practice of Making Art, Woman's Art Journal, Winter 2005, vol.25(2)
Belán, Kyra. The Art of Mary Beth Edelson. Woman's Art Journal, Fall 2003/Winter 2004, Vol. 24 (2)
Belán, Kyra. Art Portfolio: Digital Art. Magical Blend Magazine, November 2001
Benson, Mara K. Lucid Future by Kyra Belán. Magical Blend, 2000, no.69
Cox, James. A Penultimate New Age Novel. Midwest Book Review, February 4, 2000
DeBeer, Barbara. Earth, Spirit and Gender: Visual Language for the New Reality  by Kyra Belán. Chrone Chronicles. Summer Solstice 1998, No. 35
Belán, Kyra. Discovering the Goddess Within.Of a Like Mind. Candelmas (Winter) 1998, vol. XIV, (4)
 Weissman, Celia Y. Earth, Spirit and Gender: Visual Language for the New Reality by Kyra Belán. Women's Art Journal. Fall 1997/ Winter 1998, vol. 18 (2)
Cox, James. The Metaphysical Bookshelf. The Midwest Book Review, Internet Bookwatch. September 1997
Hakimi, Maxine. Kyra Belán, Priestess of Art. Pulp, January 1997
Wong, Sarah. Earth, Spirit and Gender: Visual Language for the New Reality by Kyra Belan. Magical Blend, August-September-October 1996, issue 52
Belan, Kyra. The Great Mother Archetype. Yoga Vedanta Journal. 1994, 3, (2). Also cover art and reproductions of artwork
Kyra. Cover art, illustration and brief bio.  The Cathartic, No. 28, Spring/Summer 1992
Lauter, Estella. Women as Mythmakers Revisited. Quadrant  XXIII:1,1990
Kyra. Cover art. The Cathartic. 1988, 20 (Spring)
Kyra. Art and profile. The New Renaissance. 1988, 22, (Spring)
Kyra. Cover art. On the Riviera. September 1987
Kyra. Goddess Images, Myths, and Symbols in the Art of Women of the Southeast. Southeastern College Art Conference Review. 1987, XI,(2)
Moore, Sylvia. Alternative Sources of Fundraising. Women Artists News, 1987, 12(2)
Kyra. The Magic Circle Series. Woman of Power. 1987, 6 (Spring)
Moore, Sylvia. Advocacy, Coalition of Women’s Art Organizations. Women Artists News, 1987,12(2)
Kyra. Her Self. Hue Points, 1986,14(1)
Kyra. Cover art, illustration and profile. The Cathartic, 1984, 12
Gildar, Lisa.   Male Nude:   The Image is the Issue.   Hue Points, 1983, 12(1)
Comini, Alessandra. The Hierarchy in Art History: Has it Changed After a Decade of Ferment? Women Artists News, 1983, 8(4)
Kyra. Censored: The Male Nude. Women Artists News, 1982/83, 8 (2)
Dressler, Kirt. The Newcomers: Up and Comers Among Them. The Best of Broward Including The Best of Lauderdale. 1981, Souvenir Edition
Goldberger, Carol. Florida’s Feminist Artists.The Florida Arts Gazette., 1980,  4 (4)
Kyra. Male Nudes Still Draw Hostility in the Art World. New Directions for Women, 1980,  9 (6)


SELECTED REVIEWS IN PERIODICALS

Magazine, March 2015
Happenings Magazine, August - September 2014
Happenings Magazine, March 2014
Happenings Magazine, February 2012 & March 2012
Cogdill, Oline H. Local Book Reviews. Sun Sentinel, August 17th, 1996
Shulman, Sandra Carol.  Mother Love: Artist Tracks the Mythology of Worshipping Women Since the Beginning of Time. XS Magazine, Special Eco Issue April 27, 1994
Kay, Julie. Earth Goddess Art Exhibit Opens at BCC South Campus. The Herald, April 14, 1994
 Brown, Rene. Installation Praises Earth Divinity, Florida Flambeau, September 10, 1993
Happenings. Tallahassee Democrat. Friday, September 10, 1993
Fisher, Sophia M. Artist’s Showcase. Fort Lauderdale News/Sun Sentinel, February 20, 1991
Higgins, Michael S.   Exhibit Opens with Symbols of Peace. Hollywood Sun, January 25, 1991
Kohen, Helen L. It’s Art Happening at the Zoo. The Miami Herald, March 27, 1987
Duke, Lynne. Art Show at Old Zoo Captivates Visitors. The Miami Herald, March 22, 1987
Blaylock, Debbie. Artist’s Works Soar with Spirit of Freedom. Fort Lauderdale News/Sun Sentinel, June 30, 1985
Aver, James. Erotic Exhibit Shows a Different Blue Boy. Milwaukee Journal, August 6, 1984
Stanier, Carole. Fine Arts Gallery Offers Alternative: “ Coatlique, Magic Circle VIII” by Kyra is a Good Example.   Hollywood Sun-Tattler, June 15, 1984
Harper, Paula.  Sky Painting: Good Idea, Bad Day. The Miami News, April 25, 1983
Stanier, Carol. BCC Faculty Displays Its Various Talents. Hollywood Sun-Tattler, February 11, 1983
Defino, Teresa. Exhibit Keeps Women’s Art in Focus. Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel, December 9, 1982
Kohen, Helen L. Broward’s Eye on Reel Life: A Fine Video Update. The Miami Herald, November 12, 1982
Alioto, Susanne. Kyra: Giving a Shape to Magic Realism. The Miami Herald, February 11, 1982.
Lingner, Ellie. Regional Artist Maintains a Close Brush with Florida. Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel, August 9, 1981
Mirrer, Lori. Magic of the Tropics Inspires Artist. Hollywood Sun-Tattler, September 5, 1980
Women to Watch in the 80’s.   Sun-Sentinel, January 15, 1980
Rayson, Kathy. Feminist Fights Bans on Her Art. Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel, January 15, 1980

SELECTED PAPERS, PANELS AND LECTURES

Technology and Women Artists, Panel chair, CAA 103th Annual Conferencee, February 3-6, Washington, DC 2016.
Women and Installation Art, Panel chair, paper presenter, CAA 103th Annual Conference, February 11-14, New York, NY 2015.
Installation Art: Fine Arts, Digital Media, or Social Issues Art? panel chair; paper: Installation Art and Eco-Feminist Vision, SECAC, Sarasota, FL 2014
Winners of SECAC Aritsts of the Year Awards Panel. Presenter: American Beauty Series, SECAC, Raeigh, NC 2012.
Asian American Women Artists: A Postmodern Perspective. Panel chair.CAA 100th Annual Conference, February 20 - 23, Los Angeles, CA 2012.
Regional Women Artists: Exploring Nature, Spirituality, and Universal Order. panel chair, paper: Mother Earth, Thought Woman. CAA 2010 98th Annual Conference, February 10 - 13,Chicago, ILL, 2010
Mothers of Innovation III Exploring Mixed Media, New Media, panel chair, SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference), Mobile, AL 2009
Mothers of Innovation II.Exploring Mixed Media, New Media., panel chair, paper: Mother Earth, Thought Woman: Installation, CAA 2090 97th Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA Feb 25-28, 2009
Mothers of Innovation: Exploring Mixed Media, New Media: panel chair; paper: Mother Earth, Changing Woman: Installation, Performance, Video/dvd, CAA 96 Annual Conference, Dallas, Tx February 20 - 23, 2008
The Sacred Feminine in Art and the Da Vince Code, chair; paper: The Virgin in Art From Medieval to Modern, SECAC, Charleston,West Virginia, October 2007
Spirituality, Nature, and Social Issues: Installations and Experiments in Space, chair. Paper: Celebrating the Sacred Feminine: Installations, Digital works, Earthworks. CAA 95 Annual Conference, New York, February 14-17, 2007. CAA Abstract
The Virgins, Madonnas, and Goddesses in Art., chair. Paper: Earth, Spirit, and Gender: Visual Language for the New Reality. CAA 94 Annual Conference, Boston, February 22-25, 2006.. CAA Abstract
Florida Women Artists: Re-defining the New Millennium, Panel chair. Southeastern College Art Conference, Little rock, AR October 2005
Women Artists in the New Millennium: Taming Postmodernism and the Printed Word, panel chair. Paper: Earth, Spirit, and Gender: Visual Language for the New Reality. CAA College Art Association 93 Annual Art conference, Atlanta, GA, February16-19, 2005, CAA Abstracts.2005
Women Artists as Interpreters of Socio-Political Issues of the Twenty-First Century, panel chair. Paper: The Archetypes of the Feminine and the Politics of Spirituality. College Art Association 92nd Annual Conference, Seattle, WA February 18-21, 2004
Installation, Performance and Ritual Art in the Twenty-First Century, panel chair. Paper: Artist as Shaman:Installation, Ritual Performance: Electronic Woman: The Computer and the Art of Southern Women, panel chair. Paper title: Lady Liberty and Other Archetypes. Southeastern College Art Conference, Raleigh, NC, October 29 - November 1, 2003
Woman as Divine: The Great Mother, the Goddess, and the Madonna, chair. Paper: Our Heavenly Mother, the Divine Madonna. College Art Association 91st Annual Conference, New York City. February 19-22, 2003. CAA Abstract
 The Great Mother Archetype: Interpretations of the Divine Feminine, panel chair. Paper: Madonna From Medieval to Modern. Southeastern Art Conference, Mobile, AL October 2002
The Madonna and the Divine Feminine, panel chair. Paper title:Madonna from  Medieval to Modern, College Art Association 90th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, February 20 -23, 2002. CAA Abstract 
The Virgin Mary as Redeemer, panel chair. Southeastern College Art Confeence, Columbia, SC. October 24-27, 2001
The Artist as Shaman: Paper. Southeastern College Art Conference, Columbia, SC. October 24-27, 2001
The Impact of Digital Technologies on College Level Art Programs, panel chair. Paper: Distance Learning, Digital Technologies and the Perplexing Issues of Copyright and Intellectual Property. College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, February 28-March 3, 2001
Books About or by Women Artists:  An Important Contribution to Art History of the New Millennium, panel chair.  Paper: Earth, spirit and Gender: Visual Language for the New Reality.  College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, February 23-26, 2000
Books by or about Contemporary Women Artists: An important Contribution to Art History or a Passing Trend?  panel chair. Paper: Artist as Author, an Emerging Tradition.  College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, 1999
Eco-Spirituality, Nature, and the Artist as Shaman, panel chair; Paper: Shamanic Art in "Earth, Spirit and Gender: Visual Language for the New Reality." 1998 Southeastern College  Art Conference, Miami Beach, FL, October 28-31, 1998
College Art Education for the Future Millennium , panel chair.  Paper: Earth, Spirit and Gender
College Art  Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, February 25 - 28, 1998
The Site Specific Multi-Media Installation as an Experiment in Creativity, panel chair. Paper: Goddess of the World: Site Specific Installation and Ritual Performance. 1997 Southeastern College Art Conference, Richmond, VA, October 23 - 26, 1997
Re-Visioning the Process of Art Education for the Future Millennium, panel chair. Paper: Earth, Spirit and Gender: Visual Language for the New Reality. College Art Association 1997 Annual Conference, February 12 - 15, New York, NY, 1997
The Eco-Spirituality in the Arts of Women of the South, panel chair. Paper: Earth, Spirit and Gender: Visual Language for the New Reality. 1996 Southeastern College Art Conference, Charleston, SC, October 24-26, 1996
Earth, Spirit and Gender: Visual Language for the New Reality, lecture. Is there Women's Art in the 90's?  Roundtable discussion. Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL, July 13th, 1996
Visual Commentary on Culture and Nature, panel chair.  Paper:  A Personal Adventure into the Spirituality of Nature. College Art Association 83rd Annual  Conference, Boston, MA, 1996
Exploring the Issues of Power, Gender and Spirit, panel chair. Paper: The Flower as a   
 Celebration of the Spiritual in Nature.  Southeastern College Art Conference, Washington, D.C., 1995
Celebrating Regionalism: Aesthetics, Cultural Diversity and the Art Issues Outside New York, panel chair.  Paper: The Exploration of Multicultural Mythologies in the “Magic Circle Goddess Series.”  College Art Association 82nd Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, 1995
The Art of Dorothy Gillespie: A Spiritual Feast of Color, panel chair.  Paper: The Magic of Dorothy Gillespie’s Site Specific Art.  Southeastern College Art Conference, New Orleans, LA. 1994
Art, Law and Social Values in the Nineties, panel chair.  Paper: The Effect of Sexist Attitudes on the Perception of Visual Artists By College and University Students. College Art Association 81st Annual Conference,February 17, 1994, New York, NY
 The Shamanic Journey:   Magic Circle Goddess Series (The Art of Kyra), paper, The Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Dania, March 26, 1992
Art and Sexist Attitudes: Double Standard is Alive and Well in Higher Education, paper, College Art Association 80th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, February 13, 1992
The Collegiate Art World:   Education, Role Models, Law and Sexual Politics, panel chair, College Art Association 80th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, February 13, 1992
Empowering Artists: the Role of Art Schools in Preparing Students to be in Charge of Their Careers, panel chair, 79 Annual Conference of the College Art Association of America, Washington, DC, February 21, 1991
The Great Goddess Archetype in the Works of Women Artists in the Twentieth Century, paper, Southeastern College Art Conference, The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA, October 26, 1990
In Quest of the Power of Myth, paper, Southeastern College Art Conference, The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA, October 25, 1990
The Erotic Male Nude: A Mythical Metaphor, paper, The 11th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Dania, FL, March 25, 1990
The Illusion of Nature: A Journey into the Self, panel chair, The 11th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Dania, FL, March 22, 1990
The Berne Convention and Arts Legislation, panel chair, 78 Annual Conference of the College Art Association of America, New York City, NY, February 15, 1990
The Female Perspective of Sexuality and Power, panel chair, Southeastern College Art Conference, 1989, Little Rock, October 27, 1989
Magic Circle Goddess Series: a Tribute to Female Spiritual Power, paper, Southeastern College Art Conference 1989, Little Rock, October 27, 1989
Goddess Myths and Archetypes in Magic Circle Series, lecture, Cape Cod Community College, Cape Cod, MA, March 24, 1989
The Diakosmos of Demeter and Persephone: a Drama of Life, Death and Resurrection, paper, The International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts 10th  Annual Conference, Dania, FL, March 17, 1989
The Great Goddess as Symbol of the Mother Earth in Magic Circle Goddess Series,  lecture, Transformational Art Conference, The Rim Institute, Payson, AZ, August 18, 1989
The Grass Roots Lobbying for the Arts, paper, 76 Annual Meeting of the College Art Association of America, February 12, 1989
Goddess Chicomecoatl/Shakti:Magic Circle Goddess Series, lecture, Art and Spirituality Conference, Payson, AZ, September 11, 1988
The Artist and the Law, panel chair, 76 Annual Meeting of the College Art Association of America, Houston, February 12, 1988
Female Spirituality and Magic Circle Goddess Series, lecture, Women’s Alliance’s Summer Workshops Camp,  Nevada City, June 20, 1987
Great Goddess Coatlicue: Magic Circle VIII, paper, Southeastern College Art Conference 1987 Annual Meeting, U. of Tennessee, Knoxville, October 15, 1987
Male Nude: a Female Point of View, paper, Southeastern College Art Conference 1986 Annual Meeting, U. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, October 31, 1986
Goddess Power and Revival of Feminist Mythology, paper, Southeastern College Art Association 1986 Annual Meeting, U. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, October 30, 1986
Goddess Images, Myths and Symbols in the Art of Women of the Southeast, panel chair, Southeastern College Art Association 1986 Annual Meeting, U. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, October 30, 1986
Goddess Isis: Magic Circle IV, video presentation, 72 Annual Meeting of the College Art Association of America, February 24, 1984
Magic Circle Goddess Series, paper, 47 Annual Conference Mid America College Art Association, St. Louis, October 27, 1983

The Erotic Male Nude, paper, 71 Annual Meeting of the College Art Association of America, Philadelphia, February 18, 1983


DOCTORAL DISSERTATION, Florida International University, 1992
The Effect of Sexist Attitudes on the Perception of Visual Artists by Community College and University Students

SLIDES/CD OF ARTWORKS BY KYRA BELAN:

paintings, colored pencil drawings, digital art are available from UCS (Universal Color Slides, publisher of audio-visuals).

SELECTED RADIO/TV INTERVIEWS:


WLRN, Cover to Cover, interview by David Reuter. August 2000, September 1996
Channel 6, interview by Maury Alter, 1982
Channel17, interview by Don Webb, 1980

SELECTED INTERNET SITES:
http://www.kyrabelan.com
http://www.artistsregistry.com/catalog/premium_artists.php?mid=5556
varoregistry.com/belan
http://absolutearts.com/cgi-bin/news/elaborate.cgi?find=779
amazon.com
bn.com

Selected Recent Lectures and Symposiums:

Kyra Belan. Divine Ladies in America lecture and book signing, Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops, Ft Myers, May 5, 2016
Kyra Belan. Lucid Future book signing, Cape Coral Lee County Library, FL, December 6. 2014
Kyra Belan. Lucid Future book signing, Goddess I AM Healing and Arts Center, Naples, FL Mya 2014
Kyra Belan. Lucid Future book signing, FWA, Orlando, FL Oct 2013
Kyra Belan. Lucid Future book signing, The Arts of Literature Bookseller, Cape Coral, FL, Aug.2012
Kyra Belan. The Art of Dorothy Gillespie, Florida Museum of Women Artists, Deland, FL 2011
Kyra Belan. The Virign in Art, Southern Exposure:Literary Sampling, First Annual Book Fair, Broward College, February 2010
Kyra Belan.The Virgin in Art, Chattaqua Lecture Series. Coral Springs Museum of Art, FL. March 2009
Kyra Belan, director. Second Annual Seminole Art and Culture Symposium and Exhibition, Broward College, September- October 2008
Kyra Belan, director. First Annual Seminole Art and Culture Symposium and Grand Opening of Seminole Chickees, Broward College, September 2007; Second Annual Seminole Art and Culture Symposium, Broward College, 2008.

Selected Professional Organizations: National and Inernational:
CAA
CWAO ( affiliated society, CAA)
SECAC
WCA
NLAPW (National)
FWA ( State)


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