Kirsten Holt Beitler is an artist, teacher, florist, writer, and single mom of four boys, not necessarily in that order, depending on the day. Kirsten is a Southern Utah native who has been drawing and painting since childhood. She received a Bachelor’s in Illustration from SUU.


Kirsten has been teaching art to children and adults for 15 years, and until recently, owned and operated The Drawing Room Studio. She now makes hand painted chalk art signs for Harmon’s Grocery and moonlights as a symbolic contemporary realist who uses watercolor, oil, and mixed media to create introspective and vulnerable portrait and figurative work of people and animals which explore the wounds, beauties, and humor that make up life here on this earth.


Kirsten has shown work in many galleries and been featured in several publications including The Sears Gallery, The Springville Museum of Art, The Braithwaite Gallery, St. George Art Museum, Anthony’s Fine Art and Antiques, Bountiful Davis Arts Center, The DiFiore Center, Elan Magazine, The Exponent II, and The Mormon Women’s Project, and are featured in private collections across the United States and Europe. Her visual work and written ramblings can be found on her website www.kirstenbeitler.com.




Kirsten Beitler

thedrawingroomstudio@gmail.com

www.kirstenbeitler.com

 

Education

1997          Bachelor of Illustration, Southern Utah University, Cedar City UT

1993          AS, Dixie College, St. George UT

 

Grants

2014          Zions Bank Healing Hands Art Grant, St. George, UT

 

Exhibitions

2019         Group Show, Certain Women Invitational, Anthony’s Fine Arts and Antiques, SLC, UT

2019          Solo Show, Couch To Canvas, DiFiore Center, St. George, UT.

2018         Group show, Annual Spring Salon, Springville Art Museum, Springville UT

2015         Group show, Water Line: Inspiration for Change, Studio C Gallery, Santa Fe Art Colony, CA    

2015          Group show, 12 X 12, Sears Art Museum, Dixie State University, St. George, UT

2014          Solo show, Beauty in the Eye, DiFiore Center, St. George, UT and Healing Hands Gallery,

                  Kanab, UT

2010-2105         Group shows, Southern Utah Art Guild, various guild exhibits

2007-2015          Group shows, Dixie Watercolor Society, various guild exhibits

 

Bibliography

2015      The Spectrum and Daily News, Artist Beitler Persevered Through Serious Vision Problems,

              Brian Passey Sept. 14, 2015

2015      Exponent II, Spring 2015 Vol. 34 No. 4, 4-7

2013      Elan Magazine, Fall Issue, A Feather in Her Cap, Gina Jrel, 40-41

2012      Exponent II, Winter 2012 Vol. 32, No. 3, 23