Endia Beal’s vision is to document the lives of the invisible. The invisible are those whose voices are drowned by society’s attempts to maintain normalcy through figurative castration of marginalized groups. As a minority, Beal too shares the mark of the unknown. Her artistic journey lends itself to unorthodox circumstances where she asks questions like, “What’s really going on here?” Her goal is to show others through the energy of her work that coming from a place that is foreign to many does not mean you cannot radiate.
Endia Beal is a North Carolina based artist, educator and activist, who is internationally known for her photographic narratives and video testimonies that examine the personal, yet contemporary stories of marginalized communities and individuals. As a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008, Beal earned a dual bachelor’s degree in Art History and Studio Art. Following graduation, Beal was one of four women nationally selected to participate in ArtTable, a program designed to promote women in the visual arts. In 2013, Beal graduated from Yale School of Art, with a Master of Fine Arts in Photography. Her work has been exhibited in several institutions such as the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit, Michigan, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Art + Culture based in Charlotte, NC, the Aperture Foundation of New York, and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at State University of New York at New Paltz. Beal currently serves as the Director of Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University and Associate Professor of Art.
Endia Beal was a CPW Artist-in-Residence in 2013.