About Anne Beffel
Anne Beffel works as an artist and Professor of art at Michigan Technological University, and Director of Studio Here Now, in the remote Upper Peninsula of Michigan, after serving as Assistant and then Associate Professor at Syracuse University for 13 years. 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, Beffel has worked within contexts as diverse as the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan during the recovery period following 911; 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 and the Hamlin Urban Forest in Shoreline, WA. Beffel completed training in mindfulness facilitation at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior in 2017. Her intention is to foster a more creative, connected, and contemplative culture.