Mildred Beltré’s work has been exhibited nationally at Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY; The International Print Center New York; Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT; Load of Fun Gallery, Baltimore, MD; Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA; University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; Art in General, NY and internationally in group shows at Projecto Ace, BuenosAires, Argentina; Hollar Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic; Brun Leglise Gallery, Paris France, among others. Her work is included in the Special Collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN among others. She has been awarded residencies at the Lower East Side Printshop, the Vermont Studio Center, and Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts in Prints/Drawings and Artist Books, the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Citizen’s Committee for New York City, Rema Hort Foundation and the Brooklyn Foundation. Beltré is the co-founder of the Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, an ongoing socially engaged collaborative art project in Crown Heights, Brooklyn that addresses gentrification and community building through art-making. She has worked as a teaching artist for various New York City institutions including El Museo del Barrio, Cooper Union, Henry Street Settlement, Harborview Art Center, NYCHA and the Manhattan Graphics Center. Currently, Beltré splits her time between Kings County and the Queen City where she is an Associate professor in drawing and printmaking at the University of Vermont.
Mildred Beltré is Brooklyn based inter-disciplinary artist, mother and educator. Her works deal with race, social justice and the simultaneous but opposing concepts of invisibility and hypervisibility. While she interested in the production of art objects, social interactions and the political effects implicit in, or arising from, those interactions form a large part of her work.
My time at SFAI provided a great opportunity to make work and to meet incredible artists from all parts of the country working in a variety of modes and materials.I learned a great deal from each of them look forward to continuing the friends with various artist which started during my time there.