Raishad JaBar Glover was born 1980 in Heidelberg, Germany. Glover attended The Governor’s School for the Arts in Greenville, SC; attended New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in New Orleans, LA (High School Diploma); attended Tufts University, School of Museum for Fine Arts in Boston, MA (Studio Diploma); attended Yale University, Yale School of Art in New Haven, CT (MFA).
Glover considers himself a Conceptual artist who practices with mediums such as Lenticular Printing, Graphite Powder, Bees wax, Dura-trans/backlit Film, Analog/Digital Photography and LED Lights.
Previously, Raishad has taught, Sustainable Architectural Design at Putney Student Travel, Computing Specialist at Yale University Digital Media Center for the Arts, Studio Art and Visual Communication at Southern Arkansas University, to name a few. He is currently an Assistant Professor teaching Digital Design and Studio Art at the historically black college Claflin University in Orangeburg SC. Glover has exhibited his work in the United Kingdom, South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, New York, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Washington DC, Connecticut and Georgia.
Glover lives and works in Orangeburg SC. He is represented by The George Gallery, Charleston SC.
My art process leads with the notion of diligence and simplicity applicable to innovative culture and traditional media. Exercising principles and design elements, such as; rhythm, value, line, and color, to name a few, guides my development. The complementary studies that inspire my studio habits are Community Networking Formats, Ecological Design Services, and Visual Systems.
My objective is to facilitate the movement of art and design foundations, within a nurturing studio environment, by cherishing semantic aesthetics, including the praxis of structured productivity from conventional methods, algorithmic perception, and abstract concepts. These current design objectives administer an open-source of solutions, involving awareness on problem-solving, historical perspective, and practical/theoretical proficiency.
Through medium practices and fundamental foundations, it influences my research on pragmatic exploration, self-awareness, and commits to a heightened study on how progressive art and design styles have motivated relationships and environments.