School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Art

Beverly McIver

Visiting Artist Lecture

Monday, November 4, 2019, 11:00 am 

Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144
WCSU, Westside Campus

Free & Open to the Public
Limited Seating Available

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Beverly McIver is the Esbenshade Professor of the Practice of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University since 2014. She is also a workshop leader for Creative Capital, a national non-profit that provides awards and advisory services to artists for professional development.

In 2002, Beverly received a Creative Capital Award and is the recipient of many other awards, including in 2017: a Rome Prize Fellowship, the Lifetime Achievement Award from Anyone Can Fly Foundation, and a Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Previous grants and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Anonymous was a Woman Grant, a Radcliffe Fellowship from Harvard University, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award.

Beverly’s works are in corporate, private and museum collections, including the High Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, and the National Portrait Gallery. She has been reviewed in The New York Times and Huffington Post, and was named one of the “Top Ten in Painting” in Art in America. She is the subject of a feature-film documentary, “Raising Renee”, which played on HBO, was nominated for an Emmy Award, and is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Renee is Beverly’s older sister who is mentally disabled and for whom Beverly is legal guardian. Renee is a frequent subject in her paintings that examine racial, gender, social and occupational identities.