Miles To Go

Mildred Beltre Martinez

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Mildred Beltré is Brooklyn based artist, mother, and activist working in print, drawing, and participatory politically engaged practice, to explore facets of social change. She is interested in exploring political movements and their associated social relations and structures. Her most recent work involves looking at revolutionary theorizing and posturing through a feminist lens. 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

  • 2019
  • Signed
  • This drawing borrows language from Robert Frost's famous poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. In using these words from the poem I want to consider the conflict that Frost is referencing in the poem, that of "promises to keep" versus the desire to stay and enjoy the woods. These words resonated for me as someone involved in doing social justice work. Political work is difficult and personally taxing, and one often has to choose between one’s own personal comfort and pleasure and one’s commitment to the "promises" (and struggle) for justice and equality for all. I don't mean to say that struggle is not also the pleasure, there is joy in the struggle, but still, we know that we have miles to go before we sleep.

Walnut ink and Color Pencil, 40" x 26.5"

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
  • 2021
  • Perlman Teaching Museum, Northfield, MN. Being Public/Public Beings, group show.
  • 2020
  • International Print Center, NY, NY. Living in America, group show, curated by Assembly Room.
  • Zuckerman Museum, Kennesaw, GA. Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries, group show, Ginger Wolfe-Suarez and Pablo Helguera.
  • 2019
  • Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, NY. Science of the Word, solo show.
  • Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT. Resist! Insist! Persist! 
  • Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT. Unbroken Current .
  • Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Trajectory .
  • Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY. I Lift My Lamp .
  • Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, NY. Portrait: The Kentler Flatfiles in 58 Works.
  • 2018
  • Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY. Something to Say .
  • De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA. New England Biennial .
  • Hall Foundation, Reading, VT. Made in Vermont.
  • Morgan Lehman, New York, NY. Isness.
  • 2017
  • BRIC Arts, Brooklyn, NY. Truth.
  • Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM. Water Rights .
  • Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY. Seen and Heard.
  • Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT. Ready, Fire, Aim!.
  • International Print Center, New York, NY. Idols and Impossible Structures: New Prints 2017/Winter.
  • 2016
  • BRIC ARTS, Brooklyn, NY. BRIC Biennial Volume II, Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights Edition, curated by Elizabeth Ferrer and Jennifer Gerow.
  • Happy Lucky No. 1, Brooklyn, NY. A Clover a Bee and A Reverie, curated by Katerina Marcelja.
  • SmackMellon, Brooklyn, NY. Of The People, curated by Erin Donnely.
  • Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE. Rainbow, curated by Karen Kunc.
  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn, NY. Our City, organized by Petrushka Larsen.
  • 2015
  • Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Amherst, MA. The Changing Same, solo show.
  • Interchurch Center, New York, NY. Who can stay here?
  • Old Stone House, Brooklyn, NY. In Search of One City: Sensing (In)equality, curated by Katherine Gressel.
  • International Print Center New York, New York, NY. New Prints Summer 2015.
  • 2014
  • Burlington City Arts Center, Burlington, VT. Dream Work, solo show.
  • 2013
  • Brun Leglise Gallery, Paris, France. Gravures contemporaines: 13 graveurs du Manhattan Graphics Center. New York.
  • Hollar Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic. Prague/MGC, curated by Jane Kent.
  • International Print Center New York, New York, NY. New Prints/New Narratives, curated by Andrew Raftery.
  • Manhattan Graphic Project Space, New York, NY. Square Deal, curated by Bob Shore and Rich Turnbull.
  • The King Family Exhibition Case, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. New Prints and Drawings, solo show.
  • 2012
  • Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Since the Beginning of Resistance, solo show.
  • Gallery II, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. New Work, solo show.
  • CO Exhibitions, Minneapolis, MN. A Punker’s Revenge: A Celebration of Speedboat Gallery.
  • 2011
  • Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA. Trio: Balance, Transform, Strata.
  • Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY. From Here to There, solo show.
  • 2010
  • Load of Fun Gallery, Baltimore, MD. What’s Your War?
  • Colburn Gallery, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Here’s What We’re Gonna Do…, solo show.
  • 2009
  • Central Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY. Partners in Art and Life, curated by Lynn Saville.
  • Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Drawing.
  • Jaffe-Freide Gallery, Dartmouth College, NH. Dartmouth Invitational Print Exhibition.
  • 2008
  • Atrium Gallery, Western Nevada College, Carson City, NE. Six Sides to Every Story, an international collective print project organized by Candace Nicol.
  • 2007
  • International Print Center New York, New York, NY. New Prints Spring 2007, curated by James Siena.
PUBLIC WORKS AND COLLABORATIONS
  • 2020
  • Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine public art installation, Inspired by "What is Left" organized by BRIC and Prospect Park Alliance.
  • 2016
  • Month2 Month, Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine held a Gentrifiers Anonymous Meeting, a performance on gentrification as part of an event series organized by William Powhida and Jennifer Dalton.
  • Crown Heights Mediation Center, Art for Community Change, Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine held a community discussion on gentrification and poster making workshop.
  • 2015
  • Shirley, A Monthly Reading Series, Questions on Gentrification, Brooklyn, NY
  • Performance and discussion with Oasa DuVerney as the Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine.
  • 2010-Present
  • Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Co-founder of an ongoing and constantly evolving public art project in collaboration with Oasa Duverney exploring community through art-making on Brooklyn sidewalks. As part of this project we have created 4 fence weavings, public works that exhibit for a year each. We have published The Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine presents a guide to Tenant Rights and Community Activities, a book that is distributed for free. We are currently working on a second edition of that book which will include interviews with low income Brooklyn residents about the impact of gentrification on their lives.
  • 2000
  • Stop-biting, Self-published artist book made in collaboration with artist Scott Dolan.
GRANTS, INTERNSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES
  • 2020
  • Joan Mitchell Grant, Nominee
  • 2019
  • Apex Art Travel Fellowship
  • 2018
  • BRIC Media Arts Fellow, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY. Awarded a ten month fellowship.
  • 2017
  • Santa Fe Arts Institute, Santa Fe, NM. Awarded a two month Water Rights themed residency.
  • 2016
  • NYU, Faculty Resource Network, Grimes Scholar-in-Residence.
  • Rema Hort Foundation, Artist Community Engagment Grant.
  • 2015
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Crown Heights Grant for the Brooklyn Hi-Art Machine.
  • 2013
  • Citizen’s Committee Grant for the Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine.
  • Lattie Coor Grant research grant, University of Vermont, for the Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine.
  • 2011
  • Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Awarded a one month residency.
  • BAC Regrant Program, awarded a grant to continue The Brooklyn Hi Art! Machine, a community- based public art project.
  • 2010
  • Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Awarded a one month residency.
  • New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods Award/Grant from the Citizens Committee, awarded a grant to launch The Brooklyn Hi Art! Machine, a community-based public art project.
  • 2003
  • New York Foundation for the Arts, Grant recipient in Printmaking and Drawing.
ARTIST TALKS/PANELS & CURATING/JURYING
  • 2017
  • Happy Lucky No. 1, Co-Curated Maybe Tomorrow with DJ Hellerman.
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts, Visiting critic. Invited to give a talk and facilitate dialogues and conduct critique during the 10 day winter meeting of this low residency program.
  • 2016
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts, Visiting critic. Winter session.
  • 2015
  • Amherst College, Mildred Beltré, Recent work. Gave a talk in conjunction with exhibit.
  • Celebrating Prints 2015, Juror for exhibition of prints by Eastern European artists, BBLA Gallery, Bohemian National Hall, New York, NY.
  • Art and Activism, Panel discussion at AS 220, Providence, RI.
  • 2014
  • Open Engagement 2014: Live/Work, Queens Museum, Queens, NY.
  • Participant on a panel entitled “Family life and Socially Engaged Art.”
  • On Message Exchange Print portfolio, Organizer.
  • Organized a portfolio of prints featuring artist from across the United States inviting them to participate in the history of printmaking as a means of dissemination of information.
  • Cooper Union, New York, NY. Artist Talk.
  • 2013
  • Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY. Artist Talk.
  • 2011
  • Albright College, Reading, PA. Visiting Artist.
  • City Limits (online news/magazine). Interviewed on City Limits for video segment: Art When the Picture Changes: Race, Gentrification. City Limits video reporter Rae Gomes talked with Brooklyn artists about the role they play in capturing the complexity of race, the 1991 riots, and modern-day neighborhood change in Crown Heights. Produced by Don Mathisen. Watch video.
  • New Museum, New York, NY. Invited participant for reading group in conjunction with a museum exhibition titled, Museum as Hub: Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet!, which was an exhibition, reading room, and discussion space inspired by the energy and politics of radical, independent African American periodicals published during the first half of the twentieth century. Participated in a public reading of selected readings from the exhibition as part of Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet!
  • 2010
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Visiting Artist.
  • 215 College Gallery, Burlington, VT. Guest Juror, Drawn. Curated a show of drawings by twenty artists.
  • 2009
  • Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Friends Of Special Collections Lecture Series 2009-2010. Artist Talk with artist Jane Kent.
COLLECTIONS
  • The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH.
  • Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY. Special Collections.
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. Special Collections.
  • University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
  • Winona State University, Winona, MN.
  • Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ.
  • Johnson and Johnson Corporation.
  • Carleton College, Northfield, MN. Special Collections.
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Special Collections.
  • Projecto ’ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Special Collections.
  • Permanent Collective Richard R. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.
  • Southern Graphics Council Archives.
  • Columbia College, Permanent Collection, Chicago, IL.
  • University of Akron, Akron, OH.

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