Beverly Naidus

  • Mama Mammogram on the cover of Arts for Change: Teaching Outside the Frame, New Village Press, 2009
  • Reframing Eden #15, 2011 - Digital Monoprint, from the series Reframing Eden that focuses environmental remediation in preparation for creating the Eco-art Project, Eden Reframed, a live community-based project
  • "Accidents Happen" 1998 - A digital monoprint from the series CANARY NOTES: The Personal Politics of Environmental Illness.
  • Blurb: "Sleeping with Missiles" is from the series underGROUND: Artifacts from the Present Moment, 2009, using scavenged materials and mixed media to explore local environmental issues with global implications. This particular work reflects on the fact that nuclear missiles had been located in silos less than a mile up the hill from where we lived at the time, on a seemingly pristine island, Vashon, WA.
  • "A Prayer for Islands Underwater," 2009 From the series, underGROUND: Artifacts from the Present Moment. This series examined local environmental issues with a global lens, using scavenged objects and mixed media.
  • Allergy Thief, 1999, from the series CANARY NOTES: The Personal Politics of Environmental Illness

Beverly Naidus has been using art to dream, question, stir things up and find community for a few decades. She’s been teaching others to do the same for almost as long. Internationally recognized for her art, she is also the author of Arts for Change: Teaching Outside the Frame (New Village Press, 2009).

Naidus is currently a member of the faculty of the University of Washington, Tacoma, where she has created and facilitates a unique interdisciplinary studio curriculum in art for social change and healing. She has taught at Carleton College, the Institute for Social Ecology, Goddard College, Hampshire College, CSU Long Beach, and several NYC museums and has lectured and led workshops at many alternative spaces, museums, universities and community centers in North America and Europe. She received her BA in Studio Art from Carleton College and an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

Naidus is known for her interactive installations that solicit stories about current concerns, including the environmental crisis and the perils and rewards of being an activist. Other bodies of work address consumerism, unemployment, body image, nuclear nightmares, dreams for the future and cultural identity. She recently completed a community-based, eco-art project, Eden Reframed, located on Vashon Island near Seattle, WA. The project was inspired by permaculture design. Eden Reframed offers the community a place to harvest edible and medicinal plants, demonstrates the remediation of damaged soil with the use of plants and mushrooms and a community story hive. She currently lives in Seattle with her partner and teenage son.

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    • PO Box 13126
    • Burton WA 98013

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