BEVERLY JEAN MCIVER

Born: 1962, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

 

EDUCATION

Honorary Doctorate, NC Central University, Durham, NC 2007

M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1992

B.A. in Painting and Drawing. North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina, 1987

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Esbenshade Professor of the Practice of Visual Arts, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2014-present

Teach Workshops to Artists on Professional Development: Strategic Planning, hosted by Creative Capital Org. New York, NY, 2005-present

Suntrust Endowed Professor of Art, NC Central University, Durham, NC, 2007-2014

Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2006-2007

Associate Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 2002-2006

Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. August 1996- 2002

Visiting Lecturer, N.C. State University, Raleigh, N.C. January 1996-May 1996

Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke University, Durham, N.C. August 1995-January 1996

Adjunct Lecturer, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina. August 1992-1995

N.C. Arts Council, Project Manager for Artwork for State Buildings. N.C. Arts Council, Raleigh, February 1995 - 1996

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, T.A. Pennsylvania State University. Fall Semester 1989,

Spring & Fall Semester 1990, Spring & Fall Semester 1991, Spring Semester 1992

Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University. Summer of 1990 and 1991

 

AWARDS

2017      Rome Prize Fellowship, American Academy in Rome, Italy

2017      Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

2012      The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Program, free studio space, Brooklyn, New York

2010      Distinguished Alumni Fellow, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

2004      Artist of the Year Award, Scottsdale Cultural Council, Scottsdale, AZ

2003      Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, NY, NY

                Research and Creative Activity Award, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

                Distinguished Alumni Award, Penn State University, State College, PA

                Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Studio Space for one year, Tribeca, NYC

2002      Radcliffe Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

     Creative Capital, Project Grant, NY, NY

2001      John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, NY, NY

2000      Anonymous Was a Woman Grant, NYC

     Arizona Arts Commission Visual Arts Fellowship, Phoenix, AZ

    College of Fine Arts Research Grant, Arizona State University, AZ

1999      Artist Grant, Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ           

              Project Grant, Arizona Arts Commission, Phoenix AZ

1998      FIGA Grant, Research and Creative Activities, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1997      College of Fine Arts Research Grant. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1995      Full scholarship to the Headlands Center for the Arts. N.C. Arts Council, Raleigh, NC

1994      N.C. Arts Council Visual Artist Fellowship Recipient, Raleigh, NC

              Emerging Artist Grant, Durham Arts Council Inc., Durham, NC

    Featured Artist, The African American Arts Festival, United Arts Council, Greensboro, NC

1992      Travel Grant in Support of the Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency, Pennsylvania State

University, University Park, PA

1990      Educational Scholarship in Support of Graduate Studies, Saint James Baptist Church,        

Greensboro, NC

 

RESIDENCIES

2017      Rome Prize Fellowship, American Academy in Rome, Italy

2017    YADDO, Saratoga Springs, NY

2014      McColl Cnter, Knight Fellow, Charlotte, NC

2009      YADDO, Saratoga Springs, NY

2008      Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA

2007      YADDO, Saratoga Springs, NY

2005      YADDO, Saratoga Springs, NY

2002      YADDO, Saratoga Springs, NY

2001      YADDO, Saratoga Springs, NY

2000      YADDO, Saratoga Springs, NY                                      

               Djerassi Artist Colony, Woodside, CA

1998      YADDO, Saratoga Springs, NY

1995      The Headlands Center for the Arts. Sausalito, CA

1994      The Atlantic Center for the Arts. Workshop conducted by Artist, Alex Katz. New Smyrna, FL

1992      The Atlantic Center for the Arts. The African-American Experience (Personal Assistant to Faith Ringgold, Scholarship)

1992      Vermont Studio Center. Johnson, VT

 

GUEST LECTURES

2017      Guest Speaker, Durham Academy, Durham, NC

2016      Guest Speaker, 21c Museum Hotel, Durham, NC

2016      Keynote Speaker, Teacher Workshop, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

2015      Keynote Speaker at Lucy Daniels Foundation Annual Gala

2015      Lecture/Talk with Jennifer Ahern-Dodson, "How I Write: A Conversation with Beverly McIver," Duke University

2015      Speaker at CAA Annual Conference: "Tips on Professional Development"

2014      Commencement Speaker, College of Art and Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

2014      Keynote Speaker, Medical Conference, Planetree, Chicago, Ill

2014      Portrait Painting Workshop, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

2013      Speaker, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

2012      Lecture, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

2012      Portrait Painting Class, Penland School of Art, Penland, NC

2012      Keynote Speaker, SEC, UNC-Greensboro, NC

2012      Lecture at Montclair Museum of Art, Montclair, NJ

2012      Lecture at Westmoreland College, Greensburg, PA

2012      Lecture at Harvard Club, New York, NY

2011      Lecture at Utah Valley University, Oren, UT

2010      Lecture at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

2010      Lecture at American University, Washington, DC

2009      Lecture at Owens Community College, Toledo, OH

2009      Lecture and Painting demonstration, Miraval Spa and Resort, Tucson, AZ

2009      Lecture and Painting demonstration, Tyndall Galleries, Durham, NC

2009      Lecture at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC

2008      Guest Speaker, Women's Art Institute, Minneapolis, MN

2008     Lecture at NC State University, Raleigh, NC

2008     Lecture at Greenhill Art Center, Greensboro, NC

2008     Lecture at University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

2007     Lecture at Minneapolis College of Arts and Design, Minneapolis, MN.

2007     Lecture at Reginald Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD.

2007     Lecture at University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN.

2007     Lecture at NCCU Art Museum, Durham, NC

2007     Lecture at University of Wisconsin Stout. Stout WN

2006     Lecture at Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN.

2006     Lecture at Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ.

2006     Lecture at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA.

2005      Lecture at 40 Acres Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

2004      Lecture at Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC.

2003     Lecture at SUNY-Purchase, Purchase, NY. Oct.

2003     Lecture at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN. Oct.

2003      Lecture in Baltimore, MD at the Baltimore Museum of Art, March 3

2003      Lecture at The Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies in Cambridge, MA, April 2

2003      Lecture at the Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, April 9

2003      Lecture at The Harvard Club, New York, NY, June 3

2002      Interview at HBO studios, invited by Creative Capital, a funding agency, to discuss funded project

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2017      Juror, Gottlieb Foundation Grants, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New York, NY

2017      Head of Visual Arts Jury Panel, Yaddo Artist in Residence awards, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2016      Juror, Art Prize Pitch Night 2016, Durham, NC. Pitch winner, Stacey Kirby, won Grand Prize

2015-present, Elected to the Board of Directors at Marie Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, New York, NY

2006-present, Elected to the Board of Directors, The Corporation of YADDO, Saratoga Springs, NY

2016      Juror, Art Prize Pitch Night, Durham, NC

2010-2011, Elected to the Board of Directors, Greenhill Art Center, Greensboro, NC

2009      Panelist, 10 Year Celebration, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2008      Juror, Annual Juried Art Show, Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC

2006     Panelist, “Portrait of a People”, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

2005      Panelist, “Hair Stories” 40 Acres Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2005      Taught a mixed media course, Penland School of Arts and Craft. Two week course, Penland, NC

2003-08, Elected to the Board of Directors, Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Penland, NC.

2003      Training through Creative Capital Inc. to teach workshops to artists, specifically marketing and public relations, January, March and April

2002     Juror, Contemporary Forum Material Grants, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2000      Arizona Arts Commission Visual Arts Panelist, Phoenix AZ

2000      Panelist for Looking Forward, Looking Black Exhibit, Scottsdale AZ

1999      Juror for Galeria Mesa, National Portrait Exhibition. 800 slides submitted, $2000 cash prizes

1999      Panelist for "Looking Forward, Looking Black," Weatherspoon Art Center, Greensboro, NC

1999      Instructor for Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Penland, NC          

1997      Elected to the Board of Directors. Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ                    

1997      Instructor for Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Penland, NC

1996      North Carolina Visual Arts Panelist, Grant awarding for organizations          

1995      Juror for Emerging Artist Grant, (Visual Arts). Durham Arts Council              

1995      Juror for NC Central University Student Art Exhibition, Durham, NC           

1995      Juror for Artsplosure. Raleigh, NC

1993-96 Elected to Board of Directors, City Gallery Inc., Raleigh, NC

1993-96 Elected to Board of Directors, Durham Art Guild Inc., Durham, NC. Secretary, June 1993 - June 1994; Vice President 1994 - 1996

1994      Featured Artist. The African American Arts Festival, United Arts Council, Greensboro, NC (Poster and Brochure)

1994      Juror for Emerging Artist Grant, (Visual Arts). Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC  

1994      Juror for City Stage Festival, Greensboro, NC

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017      “12x12,” Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

2016      "The Ties That Bind," Craven Allen Art Gallery, Durham, NC

2016      "Objects of Affection," Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York, NY

2013      "New York Stories by Beverly McIver," Craven Allen Art Gallery, Durham, NC

2013      "Solo Exhibition by Beverly McIver," Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York, NY

2012      "Reflections, Paintings by Beverly McIver," Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

2012      "Reflections, Paintings by Beverly McIver," North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

2012      "Small Works by Beverly McIver," Craven Allen Art Gallery, Durham, NC

2011      "Beverly McIver," Betty Cuningham Gallery, Durham, NC

2011      "Raising Renee," Craven Allen Art Gallery, Durham, NC

2010      "Beverly McIver's Paintings," Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

2009     "Coming Home: Beverly McIver," Walter E. Terhume Galery, Owens Community College, Toledo, OH

2008    “Facing South, Portraits by Beverly McIver” Greenhill Art Center, Greensboro, NC

2007    “New Paintings by Beverly McIver” Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

2007    “Raising Renee and Other Themes”  NCCU Art Museum, Durham, NC

2007    “Paintings By Beverly McIver”, Tyndall Galleries, Chapel Hill, NC

2006    “Invisible Me”, Kent Gallery, New York, NY

2006    “Raising Renee” Addison Art Gallery, Andover, MA.

2006    “Raising Renee”, G-2 Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.

2005      “New Paintings”, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005      “Beverly McIver” Tyndall Galleries, Chapel Hill, NC

2005      “Raising Renee”, LewAllen Contemporary Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2005      “The Many Faces of Beverly McIver”, 40 Acres Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2004     “New Works”, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC

2003      “New Paintings”, Kent Gallery, New York, NY

2003      "Inventing Ourselves", Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies, Cambridge, MA

2003      “Mammy How I Love You”, Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2003      Chelsea Gallery, Western Carolina University, Cullowee, NC

2002      “Ten Years of Painting," Marshall Arts Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2001    "Faces in Phoenix," Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ.

2001     "Stand Still," LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2000     "Loving in Black and White," Green Hill Center for the Arts, Greensboro, NC                        

2000      "Life is Good," Joseph Gross Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1999      "Dance with Me," Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ                            

1999      "A Resting Place," Tyndall Art Galleries, Durham, NC

1998      "All of Me," Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ        

1998      "Me and My Sister Renee," Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1996      "When I Was White," Theatre Art Gallery, High Point, NC

1996      "Self Portraits in Black and White," Tyndall Galleries, Durham, NC

1996      "My Sister Renee," Belk Gallery, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC (catalog)

1995      "Portrait of a People," Glaxo, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC

1994      "At Peace with Me" (Portraits of Durham Faces), Tyndall Galleries, Durham, NC

1994      "My Sister Renee," Formal Gallery, Hetzel Union Building, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

1993      "Renee & I," Bivins Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC

1992      "Extended Family," The Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

1991      "Souls of Mine," Durham Art Guild Inc. Durham, NC

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018      “12x12 Collective,” Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

2016      “Clothesline Musings: Art Inspired by the Clothesline,” Cary Arts Center, Cary, NC

2016      “Remix: Themes and Variations in African American Art,” Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC

2016      “Introspective,” Bravin Lee Gallery, New York, NY

2015-2016, "Face Facts or Head Space," New York Studio School, NY

2014      "Women Choose Women," Selected by Faith Ringgold, NJ

2013      "Juried Annual Portrait Competition," National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington DC. Won Cash Prize.

2012      "The Female Gaze," Philadelphia Academy of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2011      "A Selection of Women Artists from the Nasher Museums Collection," Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC

2009      Invitational Group Exhibit, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY. Purchase Award

2007      “The “F” Word”, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY

2007      “Group Exhibit” Reginald Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD.

2005      “Summer Exhibit”. C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltiimore, MD.

2004-06, “The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience,” (traveling) Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC.

2003-06, “Hair Stories,” commissioned work, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ.  

2003      “Fifth Anniversary Celebration,” Judish Fine Arts, Denver, CO.      

2003      “American Dream,” Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY.

2002     “Free Lemonade," Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

2002      “The Relevance of Making," Penland Gallery, Penland, NC

2000     "Go Figure," Invitational LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2000      "YADDO Writers and Visual Artist, An Invitational," Art in General, NYC     

1999-2000, "Looking Forward, Looking Black," National Group Invitational. Traveling exhibit (catalog) Venues:

                             Aidekman Art Center, Tufts University, Boston, Mass. Oct.-Dec., 2000                        

                  Georgia State University School of Art and Design Gallery, Atlanta, GA., Sept., 2000

                            Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale AZ. Feb, 2000

                            Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, N.C.  Aug.-Oct., 1999

                 Houghton House Gallery, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y. Apr.-May, 1999

                           Elaine Jacobs Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Feb, 1999

 1999      "Invitational Group Exhibit" Greenhill Contemporary Art Center, Greensboro, NC                

1999      "Cultural Influences," Group Invitational, Penland Art Gallery, Penland, NC            

1999      "Convergence 1999, Invitational Exhibit, Central Arts Collective, Tucson, AZ

1998      "50th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition," Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC (catalog)

1998      "10th Annual National Art Competition Exhibition. Truman State University, University Art Gallery. Kirksville, MO(catalog and cash award)

1998      "Another Arizona," A State Wide Juried Competition, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ (catalog)    

1998      "Greenhill Winter Invitational Exhibit," Greenhill Art Center, Greensboro, NC

1997      "Reconnecting Roots, An NCCU Alumni Invitational," Central University Art Museum, Durham, NC (catalog)     

1997      "Raucous Color," Invitational, Penland Art Gallery, Penland, NC

1996-97, "Breaking the Silence," African American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC, Traveling Exhibition

1995      "Crossroads," (Beverly McIver and Tom Spleth), Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC    

1995      Rotunda Gallery, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC (cash award)

1995      Twenty-third Annual Competition for N.C. Artists, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC(cash award)

1995      North Carolina Arts Council Visual Artists Fellowship Recipient Exhibition, City Gallery, Raleigh, NC          

1995      "Defining Ourselves," University Galleries, Radford University. Radford, VA

1995      "My Circle Song," Wilson Art Center, Wilson, NC

1994      "New Art in the Triangle," Duke Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC        

1994      "Evidence of a Culture," African American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC (Cash Award)       

1994      “Rutgers National 1994 Works on Paper Exhibition,” Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, (Juror: Faith Ringgold, catalog)

1994      “Twenty-Second Annual Competition for NC Artists,” Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, N.C. (Honorable Mention, cash award)

1994      "African-American Faculty Exhibition," African-American Cultural Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC       

1994      "Beyond Africa: Cultural Influences in American Art," Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC

1993      "Women of Color Exhibition," Sunshine Cultural Center, Raleigh, NC         

1993      "African American Women," The Greensboro Artist League, Greensboro, NC

1993      "The Black Presence in Contemporary Art," The Cotton Exchange Gallery, Augusta, Georgia

1992      HUB Browsing Gallery. Group Exhibition, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

1990      "The Halpert Biennial," Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

 

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS   

Craven Allen Gallery, Durham, NC,

Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York, NY,

C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2002-Present

LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, 2000-Present

Tyndall Galleries, Chapel Hill, NC, January 1992-Present

G2 Gallery- Scottsdale AZ. 2005-Present

Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, W.A.  2004-Present

Kent Gallery, NY, NY 2003-2006

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

David Driskell Center for the Arts, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, AZ         

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

Philadelphia Academy of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Nasher Art Museum, Duke University, Durham, NC

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

Nelson Fine Art Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

 Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

 Duke University, Durham, NC

Glaxo Pharmaceutical Company, Research Triangle Park, NC

Ashville Museum of Art, Ashville, NC

Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ.

                                   

BIBLIOGRAPHY  

2015      "The Beverly McIver Experience Comes To Duke," Duke University Arts Journal

2015      "Prof. Bev McIver on Painting, Family and Fragility," Duke Chronicle

2014      "A Life that is 'Good and Scary and Joyous'," Duke Today

2013      "Artist Displays Self-Portrait in Durham Gallery," by Elizabeth Baker, Daily Tarheel.com

2013      "Being Beverly McIver," by Christ Vitiello, INDY Week, Durham, NC.

2013      "At Local Galleries, Two Masters of Oil and Canvas," by Blue Greenberg, The Herald Sun, Durham, NC

2013      "Painter Beverly McIver Talks Clowns, Cindy Sherman and Breast Reduction Surgery," by Priscilla Frank, Huffington Post, New York, NY

2013      "Beverly McIver at Betty Cuningham Gallery," by Will Heinrich, The New York Observer

2012      "Painting on a New Canvas," by Penelope Green, New York Times, Home Section, New York, NY

2011      "Top Ten Painters for 2011," by Raphael Rubenstein, Art in America

2011      "Painting and Parenting, Durham Artist Beverly McIver Lifts Curtain on Her life in Raising Renee," by Chris Vitiello, Independent Weekly. Cover image.

2011      "Two exhibits tell stories of Survival," by Blue Greenberg, The Herald Sun, Durham, NC

2009      "The Postmodern Modernist: Robert Colescott (1925-2009)," Art in America

2007    “Artist comes from behind the masks” By Blue Greenberg, Herald Sun, The Arts, Durham, NC         

2007      “Relatively Settled, Beverly McIver returns to the triangle with works that ride old currents into new territory.” By Michele Natale, The Raleigh News and Observer, Arts and Entertainment. Section G. February 18th.

2006      “Behind the Makeup, By Paula Wasley. ArtNews Magazine. New York, NY

2006      “Invisible Me” the art of Beverly McIver. By Irving Sandler. Published by Kent Gallery. New York, NY.

2005      “Beverly McIver-Raising Renee,” By Kathryn M. Davis, The Magazine, Santa Fe’, NM, April

2005      “Her Clowning Glory,” by Michael Koster, Pastiempo Magazine, New Mexico, March 4-10

2005      “A Painter Puts On A Mask To Reveal Herself,” by Michele Natale, The News and Observer, NC, Sunday, Visual Arts Section

2005      “Artist-at-Large,” by Louis St. Lewis, Metromagazine, February

2004      5 Questions, Artist, Teacher, Daughter of Greensboro, Beverly McIver,” Greensboro News and Record, Greensboro, NC, November 18

2004      Seeing the Unspeakable, The Art of Kara Walker. By Gwendolyn Dubois Shaw, Referencing McIver art on Pg. 35, Image Plate 4

2004      “Face to Face,” The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA, October 8, Scene Section

2004      “Class Clown,” Sacramento News and Entertainment Weekly, Sacramento CA, October 7

2003      Facing Up to Disturbing Racial Stereotypes, Beverly McIver uses Blackface in her Art to Transform the ‘Mammy’ Myth,” The Sun, Baltimore, MD, March 9, Arts & Society

2003      Article in International Review of African American Art, February

2003      “Top Artists 2003,” Scottsdale Life, Scottsdale, AZ, January

2002    “Report From Arizona, Not a Mirage,” Art in America, December

2002      “A Vivid, Painful Look into the Past of African Americans,” Asheville Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC, December 15, Arts Section

2002      “The Art of Success, From Morningside Homes to Harvard University, life has been a journey of self-discovery for artist Beverly McIver," Greensboro News & Record, Greensboro, NC, June 30, Life Section

2002      “Gallery does right thing in hanging ‘brave work’," By Roberta Burnett, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ, June 21, Scottsdale Section                                             

2001     Beverly McIver, Emerging from Behind the Mask," By Gina Cavallo Collins, Java-Art, Ideas, Taste, and Phoenix Culture, Phoenix, AZ July/August.  Arts section

2001      “Under her skin, Beverly McIver finds herself in art," By Amy Abrams, East Valley Tribune, Phoenix, AZ, June 17. Sunday ARTS section

2001      "ASU art professor honored with Guggenheim Fellowship," By John Carlos Villani, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ, May 5. Arts section

2000      "In Black and White, Greensboro Native Comes Home with Strong Work in National Art Exhibit," By Tom Patterson

1999      Winston Salem Journal, Winston Salem, NC, September 5. Arts Section

1999      "Brush Strokes Bring Out Tension, Beverly McIver forces us to look at memories we would rather forget." By Blue Greenberg, The Herald Sun, Durham, NC, August 27

1999      "Taking Control of Stereotypes, challenging show forces viewer to look at negative images not look away.” By Katherine Rushworth. Syracuse Herald American, Syracuse, NY, May 16. Arts section

1999      "Art in Black and White, ASU Instructor Examines Racial Stereotypes in Exhibit" By Barbara Yost, The Arizona Republic, Sunday, January 10

1998      "Clown's Art? Beverly McIver's work is No Three Ring Circus," By Joshua Rose, The Tribune, Get Out, Phoenix, AZ, December 3

1997      "Alumni Contributions. NCCU's Art Museum, celebrating its 25th Anniversary," By Chuck Twardy. Raleigh News and Observer, Raleigh, NC, November 7, Art section

1996      "This Painter is Definitely Not Just Clowning Around," By Tom Patterson. Winston Salem Journal. November, Arts, section E

1996      "An Artist Journey from White to Black. Artist Beverly McIver Sends in the Clowns in an Exhibit of Self Portraits," By Cathy Gant-Hill.

1996      News and Record, Greensboro, NC, November, Section D1. Feature Story

1996      "All the World Loves a Clown," By Kate Dobbs Ariail. Independent Weekly. October

1996      "Black Tears in a Clown Face, Self Portraits as a Clown in Black and White," By Bridgette Lacy. The News and Observer, Raleigh, NC, September

1996      "Clowning Art Great Escape," Durham Herald, Durham, NC, Preview, September.

1995     “Defining Ourselves," By Stacy Jones, Roanoke Times and World News, March

1994     "Finding Room for Local Art, Duke University's New Art in the Triangle," By Chuck Twardy, What's up, Raleigh News and Observer, June 24

1994      "Triangle Artist Tell Stories, Duke University Museum of Art," By Blue Greenberg. The Herald Sun, Durham, NC, July 10

1994      "Black Palette, Portrait Artist Beverly McIver Illuminates the African American Experience," By Yonat Shimron. The News and Observer. Raleigh, NC, October 17. pp. 1 & 7c Feature Story

1994      "Faces and Places, Beverly McIver's "At Peace With Me," By Chuck Twardy. What's Up, News and Observer, October, p. 22

1994      "Radical Grace," By Kate Dobbs Ariail. Independent Weekly, Arts and Entertainment. October 12, pp. 21-24. Feature Story

1994      "Best Known Residents Sit in Peace, Beverly McIver's At Peace with Me," By Blue Greenberg, Herald Sun, Preview, November, p. 4

 

 

HBO Documentary, "Raising Renee." See trailer at raising-renee.com. This documentary was completed after six years of filming my family and me. It aired on HBO February 22, 2012 through February 22, 2015. In 2013, film was nominated for an Emmy Award. Now streaming on Amazon.