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ANYA KRISTIN BEELER

Professor of Art

Visual + Media Arts Department

Long Beach City College

4901 Carson St.

Long Beach CA 90808

 

Research Associate

Materializing Memories Research Programme

University of Technology Sydney, NSW

 

EDUCATION:

1994 Master of Fine Arts, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

1989 Bachelor of Arts, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

POST GRADUATE:

2011 Alchemia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence, Italy with Iris Eichenberg

2013 Atelier Rudee Contemporary Jewellery School, Bangkok, Thailand with Katja Prins

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2002-Present Long Beach City College, Long Beach, California, Professor of Art,  Area Coordinator, Jewelry and Metalwork

2004-2005 California State University-Long Beach, Long Beach, California, Adjunct Faculty, Beginning Metals

1997-2002 Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona, Adjunct Faculty, Beginning Metals, Design

2000 Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Associate Faculty, Intermediate and Advanced Jewelry

1995 University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Adjunct Lecturer, Beginning Metals

1993-1994 University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Beginning Metals

1991-1993 University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Graduate Teaching Assistant, 3-Dimensional Design

 

WORKSHOPS TAUGHT:

2017 Forget Me Knot, Penland School of Crafts, Penland North Carolina

2011 inCorporeal, Kent State University Blossom Festival, Kent, Ohio

 

HONORS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

2017 Finalist: Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Award

         Long Beach Arts Council Professional Development Grant

2007 Long Beach Arts Council Fellowship

2006 Beverly Alpay Grant, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA

1997 Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts

         Niche Award Finalist

1996 Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts

1995 Visual Artist Fellowship, Tucson /Pima Arts Council

1994 Galeria Mesa Study Grant, Galeria Guild, Mesa, Arizona

1993 Work/Study Grant, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

1992 A. E. Haldeman Scholarship, Dean of Fine Arts, University of Arizona

         Galeria Mesa Study Grant, Galeria Guild, Mesa, Arizona

 

ACADEMIC LECTURES:

2017 Baldessari Grant Lecture, California State University Fullerton, Jewellery as Memory Prosthetic

2016 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, Jewellery as Memory Prosthetic

         University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia, Archive of Rag and Bone

2015 Material Matters, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, Archive of Rag and Bone

2013 La Frontera Symposium, Franz Meyer Museum, Mexico City, Mexico, Rag and Bone Shop

          New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Rag and Bone Shop

2011 Kent State University, Beauty and Other Monsters, Blossom Visiting Artists Lecture

         Featured Speaker, Beauty and Other Monsters, Northwest Metals Symposium, Seattle, Washington

2010 Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Houston, Texas, Beauty and Other Monsters

2009 Cleveland Institute of Art, Resident Artist Lecture, Beauty and Other Monsters

2007 Yuma Symposium, Yuma AZ, Featured Speaker, Beauty and Other Monsters

2004 Kent State University, Hortus Conclusus, Visiting Artists Lecture

 

ACADEMIC RESIDENCIES:

2016   Visiting Fellow, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2012   Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills Michigan

2011   Artist in Residence, Kent State University, Blossom Summer Series, Kent, Ohio

2009   Artist in Residence, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

           Visiting Artist, Kent State University, Kent Ohio

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE, Society of North American Goldsmiths:

2010-2013 Exhibition Planning Committee

2011-2012 Chair, Conference Planning Committee, Phoenix

2008-2010 Nominations and Elections Committee

2010 Juror, SNAG Educational Endowment Scholarship

1999-2004 Board of Directors

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2016 ARCHIVE OF RAG AND BONE, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Mesa, Arizona

2007 BEAUTY AND OTHER MONSTERS, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, California

2005 HORTUS CONCLUSUS, Gallery One, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Tennessee Technical University, Smithville, Tennessee

          HORTUS CONCLUSUS, Traylor Gallery, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

2000 VOYAGE AND VOYEUR, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

           VOYEUR, cultureclash Gallery, Salida, Colorado

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected):

2016    SHADOW THEMES, Reinstein/Ross Gallery, New York, New York, Curated by Marjorie Simon and Biba Schutz, with catalog

            (LOST) PARADISE,  Alliages Gallery, Lilles, France

            BODY OF WORK, online exhibition organized by the Baltimore Jewelry Center as part of the Google Arts and Culture Institute

2015    Presenter’s Exhibition, East Carolina University Gallery, Greenville, North Carolina, In conjunction with the Material Matters Conference

            CALIFORNIA HANDMADE:  STATE OF THE ARTS, The Maloof Foundation and Craft in America Center, Los Angeles, California, with catalog

            WORDSMITH/METALSMITH, Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island

2014    LA FRONTERA, Curated by Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt, with catalog

                       Art Gallery at Indiana University, Kokomo           

                       The Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas         

             THE DIGITAL HAND,  School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

             SEIRAAD International Jewellery Fair, Amsterdam

2013     SEIRAAD International Jewellery Fair, Amsterdam

             PERSPECTIVE AND INTENTION, Taboo Gallery, San Diego, California

             LA FRONTERA, Curated by Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt, with catalog

                       Franz Meyer Museum, Mexico City           

                       Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, California 

             WORKING WORDS, Curated by Karen Lorene, Facere Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

2011    Presenter’s Exhibition, Bellevue Museum of Art, Bellevue, Washington, In conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium

2010 EXTREME BEAUTY, Glassell School of Art, University of Texas, Houston, Curated by Kim Cridler

2010 ANATOMY LESSONS, Group exhibition, Taboo Gallery, San Diego, California

2009 THE ART OF OPENING, The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2008 JEWELERS WORK, Three Person Show, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

2007 SIGNS OF LIFE, Group invitational, Curated by Karen Lorene, with catalog, Facere Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2006 LIFE INSIGHT, Group Invitational, Curated by Gail Brown, Kentucky Museum of Art and Design, Louisville, KY

          500 NECKLACES, Invitational Exhibition with publication of 500 NECKLACES, Curated    by Elizabeth Shypertt and Mike Holmes, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, California

          27TH ANNUAL CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS EXHIBITION Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

2005 ARTISTS’ CHOICE, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, New York

          CRAFTFORMS, Wayne Art Center, Wayne Pennsylvania, David McFadden, Curator

2003 CHARMED LIVES, Group invitational, Curated by Gail Brown, Facere Gallery, Seattle, Washington

           THE BRACELET, Group exhibition, Curated by Nancy Yaw, SOFA NYC, Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

            DELIBERATE DECADENCE, Metal Arts Society of Southern California, Sculpture to Wear, Santa Monica, California

            EXHIBITION IN MOTION, Invitational, in conjunction with SNAG conference, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, California

2003-2005 CHESS, Invitational Traveling Exhibition, Curated by Elizabeth Shypertt and Mike Holmes, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, California, Flow     Gallery, London, England, Vennel Gallery, Irvine, Scotland, The Gallery, Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire, Wales, Craft Council Shop at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Gallery I/O, New Orleans, Louisiana, Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan Wisconsin, Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts

2003 bigLITTLE, Juried Exhibition, Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery, Oakland, California

2002 STEEL CITY: CONTEMPORARY AMERICA IN METAL, Group Invitational, Sangre de Christo Art Center, Pueblo, Colorado

          NATURAL INFLUENCES, Pismo Gallery, Denver Colorado

2001 TIARAS WIL BE WORN, Traveling Exhibition, 2000 Shaw Gallery, East Harbor, Maine, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, California, Thomas Mann Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

          NEW MESSAGES, Artemis Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

1999-2000 BROOCH:  THE SUBJECT, Group Invitational, Traveling exhibition sponsored by Arizona Commission on the Arts

1999 BEACONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, Group Invitational, Curated by Boris Bally and Bobby Hansen, Nancy Sachs Gallery, St Louis, Missouri

         Two Person Exhibition, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

1998 STILL ALLURING, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, Tennessee

1997 WEARABLE ART, Regional Invitational, Tohono Chul Park Gallery, Tucson Arizona

1996 CRAFTS NATIONAL 30, Michael Monroe, Curator, Penn State, Pennsylvania

1995 TUCSON'S JEWELERS, Group Invitational

1994 POETIC ADORNMENT, Group Invitational, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona

         FEATURED ARTIST, Solo Exhibition, John Rink Gallery, Portland, Oregon

         NIKE, Group Invitational, Morrison-Rink Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1993 METALICIOUS, Group Invitational, Galeria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona

         ALL THAT GLITTERS, Group Invitational, Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, Arizona

         VAHKI, Juried Competition, Galeria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:

Ron Porter, Independent Collector

Ursula Ilsa Newman, Former Curator of Jewelry, Museum of Art and Design, New York

Jo Lauria, Independent Curator, Former Curator, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles

Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, Tennessee

Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

 

PUBLICATIONS INCLUDING MY WORK:

2016    SHADOW THEMES, Catalog, Curated by Marjorie Simon and Biba Schutz

            The 10 Best Art Shows in Metro Phoenix in 2016, Lynn Trimble, Phoenix New Times Magazine, December 21, 2016

2015    CALIFORNIA HANDMADE:  STATE OF THE ARTS, Catalog, The Maloof Foundation and Craft in America Center, Los Angeles, California.

2013   LA FRONTERA, Exhibition Catalog published by Velvet da Vinci Gallery

2008   Natural Materials Jewellery Handbook, Beth Lagg, A&C Black Publishers, London

           500 Lockets and Pendants, Lark Books

2007   SIGNS OF LIFE, Catalog, Facere Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2006   Exhibition in Print, Metalsmith magazine

           500 Necklaces, Marthe LeVan, Lark Books

2003   Exhibition in Print, Metalsmith magazine

2004   Art Jewelry Today, Dona Meilach, Schiffer Publications

 

PUBLICATIONS WRITTEN:

2011 “Beauty and Other Monsters”, Metalsmith, Winter, Volume 21, Number 1

1995 "Brooch - The Subject", Metalsmith, Winter, Volume 15, Number 1

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Society of North American Goldsmiths

Art Jewelry Forum

Metal Arts Society of Southern California

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College Art Association