Artist, author, mythologist, and art historian, Dr. Kyra Belan graduated from Arizona State University with a B.F.A. in fine arts, and from Florida State University with an M.F.A. in visual arts. Her Ed. D. from Florida International University, is in higher education, and art history. Dr. Belan has had over 45 solo art exhibitions and has participated in over 80 group art exhibitions. She has received numerous awards, including the Florida Achievement Award in the Arts, Women's Caucus for Art Florida Chapter, 2007-8; the Southeastern Art Conference Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award, University of Arkansas at Little Rock 2005; Broward County's Women's Hall of Fame Outstanding Achievement in the Arts,1994; and the Individual Artist Fellowship, State of Florida, Florida Arts Council, 1982. Her artworks are found in numerous public and private collections. Dr. Belan was a professor of art and art history, and a founding art gallery director at Broward College, Pembroke Pines FL from 1990 to 2010. Currently Dr. Belan is an artist (painting, drawing, installation,digital art and photography, performance art); writer/author (Art, Myths, and Rituals, Madonnas from Medieval to Modern,The Virgin in Art, etc.), and she is working on her latest book, Sacred Ladies in America and The Virgin and the Child (Prestige ed., hardcover), fall 2012.
In my art I explore the beauty of nature, its plants and animals. I also get inspired by the myths of the world, which often use the plants, animals, and women as symbols for beauty and spirituality.
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