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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Bea Currie

Mixed Media Artist


Bea Currie is a writer and mixed-media artist who has been creating, and inventing ways to create with the materials available, since she was a small child. Her poetry, stories and essays have been published in outlets from her elementary school newsletter to regionally and nationally respected literary magazines. She is a language painter of poems and a mixed-media creator of poetic and story filled images. She is an imaginary time traveler of the threads that wind and connect us.


Her recent visual art activities include: 

Weekly volunteer for children’s outdoor art program at Toledo Museum of Art’s Community Outreach programming, 22-23 school year.
Poster of mixed-media collage included in gallery event benefitting Cherry St. Mission, December 2022.
A design put together from mixed-media collages was chosen to be a 2023 Signal Box Wrap in Toledo.
Exhibited a collection of work in the Toledo Arts Commission’s community exhibition at Momentum Festival, September 2023.
Weekly radio show on WAKT community radio in Toledo

Artist Statement

I mix ephemera, folklore, found objects and traditional methods to create art that invites the viewer into the space between the marvelous and the real. 

I’m particularly interested in the stories and patterns of humans, birds, fish, insects and animals. I reference folklore, ephemera, myths, and stories about the sky and bodies of water with found objects, found facts, and traditional methods to create art that invites the viewer into the interconnected space between the natural world, the marvelous and the real.