About Anne Beffel
She is an artist and Full Professor of art at Michigan Technological University in the remote Upper Peninsula of Michigan, after serving as Assistant and then Associate Professor at Syracuse University for 13 years, and beginning her teaching career at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. As an artist, she offers opportunities to project participants to pay attention to their surroundings and one another. Since earning degrees from the University of Michigan, and the University of Iowa, and participating in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Studio Program in New York City she has worked within contexts as diverse as the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan; Saint John’s Benedictine monastery in rural Minnesota; and New York Downtown Hospital and surrounding streets, offices, and community centers. Her most recent projects have been at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York; the Gandhi statue in Union Square, New York; and Jack Straw Cultural Center in Seattle, Washington. Currently she is at work on a project at the intersection of kindness and color. Beffel completed training in mindfulness facilitation at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior in 2017.