M.F.A. Printmaking, Cranbrook Academy of Art - 1981
B.F.A. in Printmaking and Sculpture, Cleveland Institute of Art - 1979 


Beverly Bledsoe is a Southern California artist who earned an MFA in Printmaking from Cranbrook Academy Art, 1981, and a BFA in Printmaking and Sculpture from Cleveland Institute of Art, 1979.  She has taught Life Drawing and Drawing at Otis College of Art and Design since 1999.  Ms. Bledsoe has taught Painting and Printmaking at numerous colleges and Universities in Southern California including, Loyola Marymount University, California State University, Los Angeles, El Camino College, Long Beach City College, Cerritos College, and the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. She has won various awards in Printmaking and received cultural grants from the America Center in Helsinki, Finland.  Ms. Bledsoe has had numerous one-person exhibitions in Los Angeles, California, Houston, Texas, and Helsinki, Finland. She has been included in Faculty Exhibitions at all of the above-listed Universities and colleges.

Beverly Bledsoe artwork
Beverly Bledsoe artwork
Beverly Bledsoe artwork


  • 1987, Juror's Merit Award, 21st Bradley National Printmaking Show, Bradley, IL 
  • 1982, United States Cultural Grant, America Center, Helskinki, Finland
  • 1982, Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki 
  • 1982, Stipend provided for visiting artist studio, print shop, and gallery space exhibition 

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:

One-Person Exhibitions:

  • COMA Gallery, CSULA, Los Angeles, CA 1997
  • Darkwater Cafe, Culver City, CA 1997
  • Windward, Los Angeles, CA 1995
  • "The Juice," Solo Installation, COMA Gallery, CSULA, Los Angeles, CA 1995
  • Horseshoe, Sherman Oaks, CA 1994
  • Diverse Works, Houston, TX 1985
  • "Paper, Stone, Scissors," Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki, Finland, 1982
  • Cleveland Institute of Art Annex, Cleveland, OH 1978

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • Otis Faculty Exhibition 2006, 2008 
  • Long Beach Faculty Exhibition 2004, 2007
  • "PILLARS” Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2003
  • Light Bringer Gallery, Pasadena, CA 2000
  • El Camino College Faculty Exhibition 1997-2004
  • Cerritos College Faculty Exhibition 1998-2004
  •  Pacific Prints 1998, Ninth Biennial, Palo Alto, CA 1998
  •  Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlotttesville, VA 1997
  •  WRRAP Curated Group Exhibition, Culver City, CA 1997
  •  Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville, VA 1996
  • "908" SHOW, Juried Exhibition, L. B. Arts Association, Long Beach, CA 1995
  • “BLACK AND WHITE”, Exhibition juried by Lita Albuquerque, Long, Beach, CA 1995
  • “INK AND CLAY”, Juried Exhibition, Cal Poly Pomona, CA 1995
  • Long Beach Arts Association, Member's Exhibition,  Juried Exhibition, Long Beach, 1995
  • ART Exhibition, Women's Center, Los Angeles, Curated Group Exhibition 1994
  • ART Exhibition, Women's Center, Los Angeles, Curated Group Exhibition 1993
  • “INK AND CLAY”, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA 1993
  • “Eclectic Tastes”, William and Mary College, Williamsburg, VA 1989
  • “Mixed Media”, Joceyln Art Center, Torrance, CA. 4 Cranbrook Grads 1989 
  • Los Angeles Printmaking Society British Exchange Exhibition, London, England 1989
  • Works on Paper, Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C., Group Exhibition1987
  • 21st Bradley National Printmaking Show, Juror's Merit Award 1987   
  • Los Angeles Printmaking Society Show, Grunewald Art Center, UCLA 1986
  • Society of American Graphic Arts, New Rochelle, NY 1986
  • ONE-UP, Lawndale Annex, Univ. of Houston, TX, Curated Group Exhibition 1985
  • New Texas Prints, Diverse Works, Houston, TX, Juried Exhibition 1985                          
  • 8th Biennial Five States Arts Exhibition, Port Arthur, TX, Juried Exhibition 1985
  • 15th National Print and Drawing, Minot State College, ND, Juried Exhibition 1985 
  • East End Show, Lawndale Annex, Univ of Houston, TX, Juried Exhibition  1984
  • University of Houston Faculty Show, Blaffer Gallery, Univ. of Houston, TX  1983
  • New Purchase Show, Helsingin Kaupungin Taidemuseo (Helsinki Art Museum), Helsinki, Finland 1982    
  • Nuorten 35 Nayttely,(Young Artists Show), Helsinki, Finland 1982
  • Michigan Artists Show 1980/81Univ Michigan/Ann Arbor, MI, Juried Exhibition 1981
  • 15th Bradley National Print Show, Bradley University, IL, Juried Exhibition1981
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI 1980-1981
  • Cleveland Institute of Art,  Cleveland, OH, Juried Exhibitions 1977-1979

Clients/Employment History:

Teaching Experience:

  • 2003-Present, Otis College of Art and Design, Extension
    • Life Drawing, Painting, Intaglio, Serigraphy
  • 2001-Present, Otis College of Art and Design, Summer of Art
    • Life Drawing, Preparatory Portfolio Program
  • 1999-Present, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA 
    • Foundation Program, Life Drawing, Drawing and Composition
  • 2012-2013/ 2000-2016, El Camino College, Torrance, CA
    • Life Drawing, Beginning Drawing 
  • 2000-2016, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
    • Beginning Drawing, Beginning and Intermediate Painting 
  • 2001-2005, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 
    • Drawing and Printmaking, Life Drawing Workshop 
  • 1998-2004, Cerritos Community College, Norwalk, CA
    • Freehand Drawing 
  • 1988-2003, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
    • Life Drawing, Printmaking/Papermaking, Drawing and Composition
  • 1988-1999, California State University, Los Angeles
    • Beginning Drawing, Life Drawing, Painting 
  • 1985, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
    • Visiting Artist in Lithography  (November)
  • 1983-1984, University of Houston, TX 
    • Affiliate Artist Faculty, Printmaking
  • 1981-1982, Printtus/Grafiris Oy, Helsinki, Finland
    • Visiting Artist - Print co-op
  • 1981, Millersville State College, Millersville, PA
    • Visiting Artist/Printmaking
  • 1980, National Print Symposium, Cranbrook Academy of Art
    • Symposium Organizer, Printer for John Catterall
  • 1978-1979, Cleveland Institute of Art                
    • Technical Assistant in Lithograph