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Artist, author, mythologist, and art historian, Dr. Kyra Belán 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. Belán has had over 60 solo
art exhibitions and has participated in over 90 group art exhibitions. She has
received numerous awards, including Who’s Who in American Art, 2000-16;
the Florida Achievement Award in the Arts, Women’s Caucus for Art
Florida Chapter, 2008; 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 public and private collections.
Author of several articles published in journals, Dr. Belán has co-authored a
book, Dorothy Gillespie, Radford University Press, 1998. She has
written a novel, Lucid Future, CreateSpace, 2014, and a hardcover book titled
Madonnas: From Medieval to Modern, Parkstone Press, 2001, 2007 (English,
German, and French). Fifth edition of her book, Earth, Spirit, and Gender:
Visual Language for the New Reality, was published by Thomson; latest
edition, titled Art, Myths, and Rituals, was published by Bent Tree Press,
2007-10. Also hardcover book The Virgin in Art: From Medieval to Modern,
Barnes & Noble Books, New York, 2006, and La Virgen en el Arte,
Panamericana, 2007; hard cover book, Images of the Divine, Parkstone 2014.
Art, Myths, and Ecofeminist Art, CreateSpace, 2015; and Divine Ladies in
America, Astarte Books, 2016.
Dr. Belan is the Otto M. Burkhardt Endowed Chair and professor of art and
art history emerita at Broward College. She was the founding art gallery director
at Broward College, Pembroke Pines FL from 1991 to 2011, and coordinated
the Seminole Arts and Culture Project (2007 – 2009). Frequent exhibitor and
conference presenter, Belan is included in The Power of Feminist Art, 1998;
100 Contemporary International Artists, Biblioteca de Artistas de las
Comunidades Europeas, 2007.

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