Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein, was born in Colombia, South America and has resided in Colombia, Germany, Mexico, and the United States.

Through a career of forty years, Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein had had more that Thirty selected solo shows in Germany, Mexico, USA, Canada, and Colombia, and participated in over fourty collective exhibitions, in Europe, USA, and Latin America. In 2014 she presented The TED TALKx, titled: Decisions, Risks, Wholeness – An Artist’s Journey- (Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein at TEDxLaSierraUniversity).

Beatriz has been actively participating in several multidisciplinary collaborative projects; The Moving Matters Traveling Workshop, with presentations of her performance Mi Tiempo, Mein Raum, My Map (in three languages) in SOSE Theater Group in Los Angeles, the Center for Ideas and Society University of California Riverside, Pavilion Vendome in Clichy France, The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam, and the Freie Universitaet in Berlin, Germany.

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Public collections include: Arias Foundation For Peace and Human Progress/Museum for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica, The Museum of American Art of The Smithsonian Institute. (Self Help Graphics Archives. Self Help Graphic Inc. Los Angeles, CA.) Los Angeles County Museum. Printmaking Archives. Museum Of Latin American Art, Long Beach, Ca. Museo de Antioquia. Medellin, Colombia. Biblioteca Publica Piloto. Medellin, Colombia. University California Santa Barbara, CA. Caridad Project. The Huntington Museum at University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Riverside Art Museum. Riverside CA

Her work has been extensible reviewed in print, video and in the Internet. In 2004 she was published in the Robert Bersson’s Responding to Art. Form, Content, and Concept. Beyond Painting and Sculpture. Expanding Boundaries for Art. (Mc Graw Hill, Higher Education. Pg. 616-617. ISBN 0-697-25819-X Featured: “Mute Muse”).

Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein academic activities include Tenured Faculty at La Sierra University in Riverside California from 1997 to 2014. She has received several appointments, grants and awards, including: Appointed Chair of the Department of Art at La Sierra University an director of the La Sierra University’s The Roy and Francis Brandstater Art Gallery in Riverside, California from 2004 until 2014. She served as artistic director of forty Contemporary Art Exhibitions. She had been invited to Juror art Competitions, to present master group critics, and had lectured in several universities nationally and internationally.

Beatriz retired from her academic duties in June 2014 and moved to Central Florida where she maintains her private studio.

The art of Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein represents a reconstruction of her life journey, and helps her to understand, and accept that all the blessings and misfortunes have left her a distinct mark, had a purpose, and contributed to the person she is today.

Artist statement

The statement I make trough my art express my genuine concern for human rights, and the need of solidarity. In my art I question actions, express skepticism toward mandated behavior, and pour the complexity of my emotions into the goal of communicating to the viewer. I do not limit myself by tools or media, but instead use what is available, proper, and oftentimes dictated by the content of the message itself. My art became a tool of communication and a weapon to fight against social injustice and violence. My images create an unsettling narrative, pointing out children, women, and the forgotten ones in this society.
These images demand attention and confrontation. Using unconventional materials like burlap, ton paper, segments of fabric pasted in layers, sand, and found objects I present metaphors to the fragmentation of each of us in community. These fragments sewn, and mended together develop a sturdy surface as we become strong when we learn to hold together in solidarity. I continue to identify boundaries to break, and human beings that need to set free. Art granted me a tool to take ownership of my own world. With my art I am raising a voice for many that are voiceless.