received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1998. In 1999 her work was chosen for The Millennium Exhibition at the Alternative Museum in New York as well as the Bay Area Now 2 exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Her artwork has been reviewed in the New York Times, Wired, RES Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner, and the Boston Globe, as well as in ArtNews, the New Art Examiner, and Art Papers.
J.D.’s work investigates the language and vocabulary of portraiture, and she creates and juxtaposes contemporary portraits in paint, photography, video, text, sculpture, sound, and a host of other media. Last summer the MIT Media Lab commissioned her to create an interactive self-portrait for the exhibition “ID/Entity” based on telephone machine messages and video, which piece was exhibited at the MIT media lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at the Kitchen Gallery in New York City. Last fall Ms. Beltran also was featured in a solo exhibition of portraits she created based on personal ads at the Bellevue Art Museum near Seattle, Washington. Her work also has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Hammond Museum in New York, the Holter Museum in Montana, and at museums and galleries across the United States. She is represented by Haines Gallery in San Francisco and the Byron C. Cohen Gallery in Kansas City, and lives and works in San Francisco.
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