Dr. Kyra Belán is an artist, author, mythologist, and art historian. She graduated from Arizona State University with a BFA in fine arts, and from Florida State University with and MFA in visual arts. Her Ed.D from Florida International University is in higher education and art history. Dr. Belán has had over 45 solo art exhibitions and has participated in over 80 group art exhibitions. She has received numerous awards including: Who’s Who in American Art, the Florida Achievement Award in the Arts, Women’s Caucus for Art Florida Chapter, the Southeastern Art Conference Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award, Broward County’s Women’s Hall of Fame Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, and the Individual Artist Fellowship. Author of several articles published in journals, Dr. Belán has co-authored the book, Dorothy Gillespie. She wrote the novel, Lucid Future, and the book titled Madonnas: From Medieval to Modern. Her book Earth, Spirit, and Gender: Visual Language for the New Reality is in its fifth edition. Currently Dr. Belán is a professor of art and art history at Broward College, FL. She also coordinates the Visual Arts Program and is the founding gallery director and the director of the Seminole Arts and Culture Project.
“I chose to participate in this project because of its eco-friendly approach: recycling now useless metal object and making it esthetically valuable while cleaning up/ beautifying the land.”Kyra Belán