about artist

Aprille Best Glover

Born in Titusville, Florida, Aprille Glover’s artwork focuses on creating environments to explore the physicality of ideas. Characteristic of her work is an intellectual edginess that challenges the audience to rethink cultural constructs. Glover is recognized for her mastery of the broad range of media utilized in creating her pieces. Stone, clay, leaves, wax, mud, photography, wood, paper, and video are all part of her repertoire.

Glover’s career began nearly two decades ago when she left robotics and made her foray into the art world with a self-portrait that earned her an invitation to exhibit at the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art. In this innovative work, excerpts of her poetry were encapsulated in a multi-media piece whose surface was encrusted with labels from the numerous prescriptions she was taking to treat HIV.

Since moving to France, where she lives in a cave, Glover has been sensitized to the overwhelming power of place to transform our habits, thoughts, and emotions. Her unusual living environment informs her site-specific installations, including an interactive installation for the Grand Palais in Paris and her occidental tea ceremony at the Musée Renoir, where she gave daily performances in a teahouse she both designed and constructed.

AIDS and HIV, Illness and my work

Living and working in a cave

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