Artist, writer, and teacher Kirsten Beitler. Originals and prints available. Deep thoughts on the blog. Teaching studio is currently closed.

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,  St. George Art Museum, Anthony’s Fine Art and Antiques, Bountiful Davis Arts Center, The DiFiore Center, and Center Gallery, NYC. She has published art and writingin Elan Magazine, The Exponent II, and The Mormon Women’s Project. Her works 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.


Guest appearances on podcasts....

Center Gallery, Painting Toilet Paper and the art of Kirsten Holt Beitler

BTR.org. Three Ways Your Husband Is Meatloafing You

BTR.org. Process Trauma Through Art




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 and Awards

2020          Jerry's Artarama 8th Annual Portrait Contest winner with Wrapped Up In A False Sense Of Security

2020         Art For Uncertain Times grant winner for Wrapped Up In A False Sense Of Security,  Center for Latter-Day Saints Art 

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

 

Exhibitions

2022         Day of the Dead, St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT

2022         WOW, Women Out West Professional Women Artists of Utah, Sears Art Museum, St. George, UT

2022         All Shapes And Sizes, JKR Gallery, Provo, UT

2022         Sears Invitational, Sears Art Museum, St. George, UT.

2021         Siloed: Art For Uncertain Times, Center Gallery, NYC, NY

2021         Four women show, Red Dirt Girls, Peace'd Together, Sears Gallery, DSU, St. George, Utah

2021         Certain Women Invitational, Anthony's Fine Arts and Antiques, SLC, UT 

2020         Group Show, Rogue: Utah Women's Voices Invitational, BDAC, Bountiful, UT

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

2019          First Place, Halloween Show, St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT

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

2018         Group Show, 31st Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

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


 

Bibliography

2022     Artemis Journal 2022

2022     Certain Women, Reflections On A Heavenly Mother

2021      St. George News, Sept. 28, 2021, Red Dirt Girls Put Up First Group Art Show 

2020      Exponent II, Winter 2020 Vol. 39 No.3

2020     Salt Lake Tribune, Aug. 8th, 2020 See art by Utah Women as exhibits mark the anniversary of the 19th amendment

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

              Brian Passey Sept. 14, 2015

2015      The Perfect Space To Create Art, Spectrum New, Jan. 30, 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

All images unless otherwise noted are the property of Kirsten Beitler. For information on purchasing an original piece, please email thedrawingroomstudio@gmail.com