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1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

2017 Finalist

Beverly McIver

Born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, painter Beverly McIver uses bold color and gesture to create portraits that examine racial, gender, social, and occupational identity. She describes her work as “giving voice to those in society who are voiceless.” McIver frequently paints her family members including her mentally disabled sister Renee. Her work is included in numerous public collections including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and the Mint Museum.