“My art focuses on my experiences as a woman and on social issues.”
Artist, author, and mythologist, 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 over 100 group exhibitions. Her awards include Who’s Who in American Art, the Florida Achievement Award in the Arts; Women’s Caucus for Art Florida Chapter Achievement Award; the Southeastern Art Conference Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Broward County’s Women’s Hall of Fame Outstanding Achievement in the Arts; and the Individual Artist Fellowship, Florida Arts Council. Her books include The Virgin in Art: From Medieval to Modern, Barnes & Noble Books, New York, 2006, and La Virgen en el Arte, Panamericana, 2007; Art, Myths, and Ecofeminist Art, CreateSpace 2015, and Divine Ladies in America, Astarte Books, 2016. Dr. Belan is the Otto Burkhardt Endowed Chair, emerita professor of art and art history at Broward College, and founding art gallery director at Pembroke Pines campus. While there, she coordinated the Seminole Arts and Culture Project (2007 – 2009). She exhibits nationally and internationally.