AREA OF FOCUS:
Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Curatorial practice.
Art Appreciation, Drawing, Basic Design, Painting, Intaglio and Relief, Lithograph and Serigraph.
BIO: Cleve Webber is a tenured Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Graphic Arts and Gallery Curator at Alabama State University. Academic qualifications include: a BFA degree in Fine Arts from Jamaica School of Visual Arts Kingston, Jamaica West Indies; MA and MFA degrees from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York; and postgraduate studies towards an unfinished PhD at the Institute for Doctorial Studies in the Visual Arts, Portland Maine. Membership in several professional organizations include the Watercolor Society of Alabama and Florida and the National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Exhibitions consist of various solo and group shows since 1979. Webber has received numerous awards and commissions including a fellowship from the Organization of American States. Distinguished collections includes Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, USA, and Bob and Rita Marley, Jamaica West Indies. Additional private and public collections include the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Russia, and Venezuela. Inspiration comes from the exploration of the human figure and depicting the theme of dance from an African American and Caribbean perspective emphasizing the illusion of motion.