Kristin Beeler

Kristin Beeler is Professor of Art and head of Jewelry and Metalwork at Long Beach City College in the Los Angeles area.

Her solo exhibitions include Archive of Rag and Bone featured at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum (2016) and Beauty and Other Monsters, at Velvet da Vinci gallery (2007).

Major group exhibitions include Shadow Themes at Reinstien/Ross in New York, (Lost) Paradise at Alliages in Lilles, France, California Handmade: State of the Arts at the Maloof Foundation, Los Angeles (2015), SEIRAAD International Jewellery (2013, 2014), Amsterdam, La Frontera at the Franz Meyer Museum, Mexico City (2013-2014), the Museum of Art and Design New York and Extreme Beauty at the Glassell School of Art, University of Texas, Houston (2010).

Professional contributions include lectures at the Material Matters conference at East Carolina University (2015), La Frontera Symposium in Mexico City (2013), the Northwest Metals Symposium, Seattle (2011), the Society of North American Goldsmiths conference, Houston (2010), the Yuma Symposium (2007), and an essay in Metalsmith magazine (January 2011).

She has been a resident artist at Cleveland Institute of Art, Kent State University (2009, 2011) and visiting artist at Cranbrook Academy of Art (2012). Currently, she is also a Research Associate at the University of Technology Sydney in the Faculty of Engineering and IT working with the Materialising Memories research programme (2016-2018).

Her work has been published in Natural Materials Jewellery Handbook, A&C Black Publishers, 500 Lockets and Pendants, Lark Books, 2006 Exhibition in Print, Metalsmith magazine, 500 Necklaces, Lark Books, 2003 Exhibition in Print, Metalsmith magazine, and Art Jewelry Today, Schiffer Publications.


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Kristin Beeler
(562) 938-4318

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Artist Work

Natura Morte.2 (Detail) (2016)
Object detail of Natura Morte.2, Mother of pearl, fine and sterling silver on charcoal table

Scar Map of a Woman.3D (2018)
Installation View Left: Portrait of a Woman.3A, Digital print on aluminum Right: Natura Morte.3: Carbonized wood, laser engraved mother of pearl, ink

Scar Map of a Woman.3D (2016)
Digital image of scarring used as embroidery map.