Rushern Baker IV
Rushern "Rush" Baker IV (born September 10, 1987) is an American painter and in the same way as candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates to represent District 22 in Prince George's County.
Baker was born in Washington, DC upon September 10, 1987 to Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and the former Christa Beverly. When he was four years old, his associates moved to Cheverly, Maryland. Baker attended Prince George's County public schools and graduated from Suitland High School in Forestville, Maryland. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cooper Union in 2009 and a Master of Fine Arts later than a engagement in painting/printmaking from Yale University in 2012, where he was awarded the Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Award for outstanding realization in drawing or painting from nature.
After graduating from Yale, Baker moved assist to Prince George's County. He is a self-employed performer whose accomplish is greatly influenced by politics, and have been described as being "heavily influenced by author Octavia Butler’s Afrofuturist novels, most notably Parable of the Sower." In a 2013 interview, he said “I desire my paintings to generate a discourse in the region of policy, especially foreign policy." Baker's play a role has appeared in numerous exhibitions in Maryland, DC, New York, Connecticut, California, North Carolina, Dubai, and Japan, and is currently a lecturer at the University of Maryland on drawing and two-dimensional design. Baker previously coordinated a publicly funded mobile arts program for youth. He is a former artist-in-residence at 39th Street Gallery, a portion of The Gateway Arts Center in Brentwood, Maryland.
In discussing his most recent exhibition in 2019 at Washington, DC's Hemphill Fine Arts, the reviewing art critic asserted that "Baker’s supple and frenetic abstractions invoke a range of concerns, from the perils of animated while black and the widening allowance gap to the proliferation of every other facts and weaponized technology."