Beverly Naidus is an internationally recognized artist on the faculty at UW-Tacoma where she teaches courses in art for social change and
healing. Interdisciplinary to her core, she works in many mediums, allowing the content to determine the form. Themes in her work include
the ecological crisis, fear of difference, unemployment, nuclear nightmares and her dreams for a reconstructed world. She has displayed
her work on city streets, subways and buses, in major museums, libraries, hospitals, community centers, commercial and university galleries and alternative spaces.
For over three decades she has straddled the high art world and the activist art and community arts worlds, finding it important to share
ideas and art projects in all three, sometimes overlapping contexts. Her work has been discussed in books by Lucy R. Lippard, Suzi Gablik, Paul
Von Blum and Lisa Bloom, as well as in significant journals and newspapers. She is the author of Arts for Change: Teaching Outside the
Frame, New Village Press, 2009 as well as two artist’s books, One Size Does Not Fit All and What Kinda Name is That.
She has taught at Carleton College, Goddard College, Hampshire College, the Institute for Social Ecology and California State University, Long Beach. She shares a home and garden on Vashon Island, Washington with Bob Spivey(founder of SEEDS) and their teenage son, Sam.
Beverly will be joining us on campus April 5th and 6th. Her public lecture will be April 6th at 4:15PM in the Keith Room of Lang Center. She will share a slide presentation on aspects of contemporary activist art practice that have influenced her.