faculty profile

JD Beltran
Visiting Faculty
New Genres

JD Beltran’s work in film, painting, photography, and text bridges the narrative and abstract while investigating the manner in which materials convey stories.  She was awarded the Artadia Grant and Skowhegan Residency, and has exhibited internationally, including at the Walker Art Center, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the 2006 and 2008 01SJ New Media Biennials. In 2009, the Public Art Network recognized her artwork as one of the most outstanding public artworks in the United States, and in 2010 her artwork was recognized as one of the top international interactive media designs by ID Magazine. She is also Interim Director of the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Selected Exhibitions: 
  • Solo Exhibition and Artist Residency, Magic Stories, CEC ArtsLink, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 2011
  • Screening Debut of Film, Antimaster, Commissioned by the M.H. De Young Museum, San Francisco, September 2010
  • Solo Exhibition, Material Language, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, 2010
Selected Publications: 
  • “Bay Area Emergent – Galleries and Artists Put San Francisco Back on the Map,” Anuradha Vikram, Artillery Magazine, May/June 2010 
  • “Destination Art: Taking Off,” (author), cover feature for Public Art Review, fall/winter 2009 edition
  • “Art and Culture Fix,” (author), ongoing blog column for the San Francisco Chronicle online, at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/beltran/index
  • MFA, San Francisco Art Institute
  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law