Beata Wehr


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Painting, Collages ... 22 Followers Member since 2002
Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Beata Wehr is an award winning artist from Warsaw, Poland. She currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, traveling back to Europe every year.
She graduated from the Warsaw University in Poland with an M.A. degree in art history in 1982 and from the University of Arizona with an M.F.A. in painting/combined media in 1999. She paints and creates artist's books, examining in her work the ideas of home, place, time, transience and multicultural experiences. Her works were shown in international and national exhibitions and are included in nearly 50 public collections in the USA and abroad.


EDUCATION

1999 M.F.A. in Painting/Combined Media, University of Arizona, Art Department, Tucson, AZ
1982 M.A. in Art History, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland
1984-85 Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014- Adjunct instructor, Pima Community College, Art Department, Tucson, AZ
2010 Adjunct instructor, The Art Center Design College, Tucson, AZ
2004-2012 Art instructor, Tucson Museum of Art School, Tucson, AZ
2007, 2005 Adjunct instructor, University of Arizona, School of Art, Tucson, AZ (Advanced/Graduate Contemporary Drawing, Watercolor, Non-figurative Drawing)
2006, 2001 Adjunct instructor, Pima Community College, Art Department, Tucson, AZ (Bookmaking, Basic Design)
2000-03 Adjunct lecturer, University of Arizona, School of Architecture, Tucson, AZ (Foundation Studio)
1997-99 Teaching assistant, University of Arizona, Department of Art, Tucson, AZ (Color and Design - 7 semesters , instructor of record, Painting –1 semester)
1994-96 Art instructor, Tucson Museum of Art School, Tucson, AZ
1995 Art instructor, Parks and Recreation, Tucson, AZ
1995 Art Instructor, The Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ
1982-83 Assistant, Warsaw Historical Museum, Department of Works on Paper, Warsaw, Poland

AWARDS
2013 Special Collections, University of Arizona, Purchase Award, Tucson, AZ, Paperwoks Artist’s Book Exhibition
2012 Tucson Pima Arts Council, Tucson, AZ, Best in Show, Open Studio Tour Preview at JCC
2009 Alchemy: Transmutation from the base to the precious, Marin MOCA, Novato, CA, Honorable Mention
2005 Tucson/Pima Arts Council, Travel Grant
2003 Tucson/Pima Arts Council, International Exchange Grant
2002 Northwest Bookfest, Seattle, Washington, Honorable Mention
1999 University of Arizona Final Project Financial Aid Award
1998 Albert M. Haldeman Scholarship, University of Arizona, Tucson

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA
Atlanta College of Art, Artists’ Book Collection, Atlanta, GA
Biblioteca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
Boise State University, Montana
Bokartas, Vilnius, Lithuania
Book Arts Museum, £ódz, Poland
Center for Creative Photography, Rare Books, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
Cleveland Art Institute Library, Cleveland, OH
Duke University, Durham, NC
Flaxman Library, School of Art Institute...