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.
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.