Anne Beffel



Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Certification Training in Mindfulness Facilitation. 2015-16

Master of Fine Arts, Studio Arts. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1998 (Iowa Arts Fellow)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art, magna cum laude, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1986

Whitney Museum of American Art Studio Program and Fellowship, New York, NY, 1999–2000

Selected Teaching and Administration

Full Professor, Tenured, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, 2013–Present. Department Chair, July 2013 through December 2014.

Associate Professor, Tenured, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2006–2013.

Assistant Professor, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2000–2006.

Assistant Professor, St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict, Collegeville, MN, 1998–1999.

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Engaged Public Art Projects

City of Shoreline Poetry Walks, Shoreline, WA 2020

Ford Center Forest, Contemplative Forest Art Walk, Michigan Technological University, Alberta, MI, 2019.

Color of Kindness, University of Iowa Department of Brain and Psychological Sciences, 2018 to present.

Meditation Circuit, Hamlin Park, City of Shoreline, WA. August 2018-July 2019.

Many Colors of Green, Hamlin Park, City of Shoreline, WA. October 21, 22, 2017.

Every Color of Eyes, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. Spring, 2017.

The Color of Kindness, Finlandia University, Hancock, MI. October–November, 2012.

Video Meditations: Collaborative London Video Project, Syracuse University – London Program and Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University, in collaboration with Syracuse University students and faculty, Syracuse, NY. March–April 2011.

Sitting Still: Contemplation and Creation with University of Memphis Museum of Art, University of Memphis and Syracuse University students of art and architecture, and Memphis public high school students, Memphis, TN. February 2008.

Mirrors Project with New York Downtown Hospital and Surrounding Communities, art installation and public performances. September–November 2006.

Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY. About. March 2003.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and World Financial Center, New Views Artist Residency and Public Art Project, New York, NY. Apologies at the World Financial Center, public art project. November 2002–January 2003.

Selected Group Exhibitions

Art Center of Northern New Jersey, New Milford, NJ. 10th Annual National Juried Art Show. Juror: Tracey Bashkoff, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY. May 2002.

Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Museum of Modern Art’s P.S. 1 Lecture Lounge Series, New York, NY. Access Zone: Transitory Audio Archive. 

August–September 2001 (traveling).

Selected Grants, Funding, Residencies and Awards

RAMA Art Residency, Maceira, Portugal, 2022

Hegebrook Radical Craft Retreat, 2021, 2020

Copper Country Community Arts Center, Professional Development Grant, 2019.

Michigan Technological University Research Excellence Fund, 2018; 2019.

Nominee, Spannocchia International Residency Program, Tuscany, Italy, 2018.

4Culture and City of Shoreline, funding for pilot project “Many Colors of Green,” and Banners, 2017-18.

Michigan Technological University Research Funding, 2013-2016.

New York State Council for the Arts Film Media Arts Grant, coauthored with Everson Museum Curator of Education, Pamela McLaughlin, 2008.

Kauffman Foundation Initiative Grant: Contemplative Arts and Society, 2007–2009.

Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Academic Fellowship, 2008.

Fund for Creative Communities/New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council with sponsorship from the Art for Healing NYC Organization, New York, NY, August 2006.

Manhattan Community Arts Fund: New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY, August 2006.

Selected Appearances in Print

Daily Mining Gazette, Joshua Vispers, September, 2019

TV 6, Coverage of Contemplative Forest Art Walk, 2019

TV 6, Coverage of Every Color of Eyes, 2016

TV 6, Coverage of student mindfulness photography exhibition, 2016

University of Iowa News, coverage of Color of Kindness exhibition, 2018

Carol Mellor, “Hang Time,” Seattle New Times, December 26, 2007–January 2, 2008; personal mention and image.

Moukhtar Kocache and Erin Shireff, Site Matters: The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s World Trade Center Artists’ Residency, 1997–2001 (New York, NY: LMCC, 2004) 44–45; personal mention.

Carol Vogel, “Space for Artists,” New York Times, November 1, 2002: E33; personal mention.

Village Voice, “Best of” issue, October 2002; group exhibition mentioned.

Stephanie Cash, “Front Page News, Lower Manhattan Art Group Back on Its Feet,” Art in America, vol. 9, September 2002: 29; group exhibition mentioned.

Holland Cotter, “Rain or Shine, Residing Outdoors,” New York Times, August 9, 2003: Weekend Fine Arts.