Kyra Belán

ARTIST, AUTHOR, ART HISTORIAN, EDUCATOR
PAINTING, DRAWING; NEW GENRE: SITE SPECIFIC, EARTH ART, PERFORMANCE,
MULTIMEDIA AND DIGITAL ART
BOOKS/author: EARTH, SPIRIT AND GENDER: VISUAL LANGUAGE FOR THE NEW REALITY,
Forbes, 1996, 1998; LUCID FUTURE, Aegina, 1999
BOOK/co-author: Dorothy Gillespie, Radford University Press, 1998
US citizen, of Hispanic origin (Argentina).
Professor of art and art history, department coordinator/ gallery director, Broward Community College, Pembroke Pines, Florida.

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

SELECTED HONORS, AWARDS AND GRANTS

Otto M. Burkhardt Endowed Teaching Chair Recipient, BCC, 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, 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
Judges Recognition Award, Broward Art Guild Fourth Annual Art Festival,
Fort Lauderdale, Fl, 1979.
Outstanding Young Woman of America Award, 1979
Award of Merit, Realism/Representation Exhibition, Broward Art Guild,
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1979
Honorable Mention, First Annual Art Show and Competition, Long Galleries
and the Arts Gazette, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1979
Outstanding Artist of the Southeast, American Art/Southeast Magazine,
1978
Best of Show Award, Best of Womanart, Anniversary Exhibition, Womanart
Gallery, New York, NY, 1977
First Place, Exhibition of Contemporary Art, W.A.I.T., Grove House Gallery,
Coconut Grove, FL., 1976
First Place and Second Place, The 10th Annual Thomasville Art Show,
Thomasville, GA 1975
Honorable Mention, Monticello Arts Festival, Monticello, FL, 1974
Merit Award, Honorable Mention, and Honorable Mention, Winter Park Art
Festival, Winter Park, FL, 1974
Second Place, Monticello Art Festival, Monticello, FL 1974
First Place, Winter Art Show, Miami-Dade Community College South,
1974
First Place, South Miami Chamber of Commerce Art Show, 1974
Teaching Assistantship, F.S.U., 1974/75

 

ART IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
Broward Art in Public Places, South Regional Courthouse, Hollywood, FL
Broward Community College, Pembroke Pines, FL
The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, Miami, FL
Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Metro-Dade Art in Public Places, Miami, FL

NUMEROUS PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

SELECTED ONE ARTIST EXHIBITIONS:

Earth Spirit: Magic Circle XXVIII, digital art, installation, ritual performance, The Art Gallery,
BCC 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 of 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
Community 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, Salisbury, England, 1992
Our Lady of Florida: Magic Circle XX, The Art Gallery, Broward Community
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, 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
Community 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 Community 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 Community College, Davie, FL ,1985
Great American Indian Goddess Coatlicue: Magic Circle VIII, Fine Arts
Gallery, Broward Community College, Davie, FL, 1984
Goddess Isis: Magic Circle VII, New World Campus, Miami-Dade
Community College, Miami, FL, 1984
Magic Birds of Florida, The Gallery, Bailey Hall, Broward Community
College, Davie, FL, 1983
Goddess: Magic Circle VI, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community
College, Davie, FL, 1982
Isis: Magic Circle V, Broward Community 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
Magic Circle III, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, 1979
Magic Circle II, An Alternative Gallery, North Miami, FL, 1979
The Magic Circle, Grove House South, Miami, FL, 1978
Recent Drawings, Womanart Gallery, New York, NY, 1978
Isis, Oh Isis..., Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community College, Davie, FL,
1977
The Timeless Explosion of Fantasy's Dream, Womanart Gallery, New York,
NY, 1977
The Bicentennial Man, Woman's Expo '76, Miami Beach Convention Hall,
Miami Beach, FL, 1976
Are Birds Free from the Chains of the Skyway?, Wm. D. Pawley Creative
Arts Center, Miami-Dade Community College North, Miami, FL, 1976
M. F. A. Exhibition, The Gallery, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL,
1975
Recent Drawings, Bainbridge Junior College, Bainbridge, GA, 1975
Fantasy Wings, Artful Dodger Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 1975

 

SELECTED JURIED, INVITATIONAL OR FACULTY EXHIBITIONS

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
BCC Art Faculty Exhibition, Fine Art Gallery, Broward Community 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
BCC 1994 Art Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community College, Davie, FL,
1994
Art Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community College, Davie, FL, 1993
WCA Miami Chapter invitational Exhibition, The Art Gallery, Broward Community College,
Pembroke Pines, FL, 1993
Broward Community 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,
Hollywood, FL, 1989
Invitational Exhibition, Broward Art Guild, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1988
Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community College, Davie,
FL, 1988
Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community 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
BCC 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
BCC 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 Community 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
BCC Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community 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 Community 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
Realism/Representational Exhibition, Juried, Broward Art Guild, Fort
Lauderdale, FL, 1979
Contemporary Reflections of the 19th Century, Juried Exhibition, Burdines
Gallery, Burdines, Dadeland, Miami, FL, 1979
Juried Exhibition, Grove House Gallery, Coconut Grove, FL, 1979
First Annual Fine Art Juried Exhibition, Long Galleries,
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1979
Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community College, Davie,
FL, 1979
Best of Womanart, Second Anniversary Juried Exhibition, Womanart
Galleries, New York, NY, 1978
Woman Artist '78, Juried Exhibition, Long Galleries, Fort Lauderdale, FL,
1978
Nudes and Owls, Invitational Exhibition, Jeanne Taylor Gallery, New York,
NY, 1978
Invitational Art Exhibit, Design for Living '78, Miami Beach Convention
Center, Miami Beach, FL, 1978
Invitational Exhibition, An Alternative Gallery, Miami, FL, 1978
Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community College, Davie,
FL, 1978
Holiday Show, Juried, Womanart Gallery, New York, NY, 1977
Perceptions 1977, Invitational Exhibition, The Gallery, Miami-Dade
Community College, North Campus, Miami, FL, 1977
Best of Womanart, Juried Anniversary Exhibition, Womanart Gallery,
New York, NY, 1977
Women's Museum Group, Juried Exhibition, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln
Center, New York, NY, 1977
Faculty Show, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community College, Davie,
FL, 1977
Invitational Exhibition, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood,
FL, 1976
Professional Women Artists of Florida, Juried Exhibition, Lowe Art
Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 1976
W.A.I.T. Exhibition, Juried, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood,
Hollywood, FL, 1976
The National Cape Coral 10th Annual Art Exhibition, Cape Coral, FL, 1976
The National Pensacola Drawing Exhibition, Juried, Pensacola, FL, 1976
25th Estancia Annual Exhibition of Art, Juried, Boca Raton Center for the
Arts, Boca Raton, FL, 1976
Women Artists It's Time, Juried Exhibition, Wm. D. Pawley Creative Art
Center, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL, 1976
Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community College, Davie,
FL, 1976
Exhibition in Black and White, Juried, Boca Raton Center for the Arts, Boca
Raton, FL, 1975
Grand Opening Group Show, Invitational, Gallery 741, Tallahassee, FL,
1975

 

SELECTED BOOKS AND EXHIBITION CATALOGS

Belán, Kyra. Earth, Spirit and Gender: Visual Language for the New Reality, Forbes, Inc., 1996, 1998.

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

Broude, Norma and Garrard, Mary D. The Power of Feminist Art. The American Movement of the 1970's, History and Impact. Harry N. Abrahms Publishing Co., 1994.

Belan, 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 Community 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 Community College, 1984.

Tufts, Eleanor. American Women Artists. Garland Publishing, 1984.

Kyra. Foreword. Pottery Questions. Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community 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 Community 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.

Contemporary Reflections of the 19th Century/South Florida Women. Juror: Dr. Alessandra Comini. Burdines Auditorium, Dadeland, Miami, FL. May 4 - 19, 1979.

____. . Outstanding Young Women of America. Biographical Work Compilation. Montgomery, AL, 1979.

Best of 1978. Juried. Womanart Gallery, New York, NY, 1978.

Art Now Gallery Guide, vol. 8, No. 5. New York, NY, 1978.

Best of Womanart 1977. Juried. Womanart Gallery, New York, NY, 1977.

Art Now Gallery Guide, vol. 8, No, 3. Full page reproduction of the Best of Show Award, Best of Womanart Juried Exhibition. New York, NY, November 1977.

Art Now Gallery Guide, Vol. 7, No. 8. New York, NY, 1977.

The National Pensacola Drawing Exhibition. Juried. Pensacola, FL, 1976.

Professional Women Artists of Florida. Jurors: John J. Baratte, Director, Lowe Museum, Shirley Henderson, University of Miami. Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 1976.

Women Artists Third Century. Juror: Dr. Sandra Langer. Burdines Gallery, Dadeland, Miami, Fl, 1975.

 

SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS IN MAGAZINES

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, number 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).

Comini, Alessandra. Titles Can Be Troublesome: Misinterpretations in Male Art Criticism. Art Criticism, 1980, 1 (2).

Springer, Marylyn. People to Watch in 1978. Broward Life, 1978, 4 (4).

____ . Southeastern Artists: A Cross Section. Contemporary Art/Southeast. Annette Skelton-Cone, editor. 1978, 2 (1).

 

 

SELECTED REVIEWS IN PERIODICALS

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.

Green, Shirley. Art Exhibit Promises to be Way Out. Hollywood Sun-Tattler, July 7, 1978.

Edwards, Ellen. Couples Create Pair-Art Jungle. The Miami Herald, July 7, 1978.

Oliver, Kitty. Always Intrigued by Possibilities, Artists' Wedding Videotape Event. The Miami Herald, March 4, 1977.

Bullinger, Mary. Spectators to Enter Her Superreal World. Hollywood Sun-Tattler, August 4, 1976.

Oliver, Kitty. She Fights Male Nude Censorship. The Miami Herald, April 23, 1976.

 

SELECTED PAPERS, PANELS AND LECTURES

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 of 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 Annual Meeting, 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 Core, 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.

 

 

SELECTED RADIO/TV INTERVIEWS:
WLRN, Cover to Cover, interview by David Reuter. September 1996.
Channel 6, interview by Maury Alter, 1982.
Channel17, interview by Don Webb, 1980.

 

SELECTED INTERNET SITES about Kyra Belán:

netdreams.com
libweb.sonoma.edu/special/waa/belan
amazon.com
waking/books

Earth, Spirit and Gender: Visual Language for the New Reality
on line distributor and author interview: Amazon.com
distributed by BOOKPEOPLE or at your favorite bookseller

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