Rajive Anand received his his B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts), Painting from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI and his M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts), Painting from Rutgers, Mason Gross School of Arts, New Brunswick, NJ.
Rajive was one of the youngest painters to receive a coveted Fulbright Grant. While on the grant, Rajive studied painting in Rajasthan, India and the Tibetan Himalayas.
The formal title of his grant project was: "Study of Traditional Painting in India," a self-directed independent research and exploration of Indian Miniature Painting under the Master Court Painter for the Jaipur Maharajas in Rajasthan, and Thangka Painting with the expatriate Tibetan community in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh.
Rajive has dedicated a great deal of his life work to not only learning traditional art forms and honing his craft, but to teaching those skills to students of all ages, at home (Bronx, NY) and while overseas. Below are some of his teaching accolades:
Lehman High School, Bronx, New York. Art teacher - 17 years.
Fewa Secondary School, Pokhara, Nepal. Classes on watercolor painting.
Norbert Gymnasium Knechtsteden, Germany, assisted with papier-mache lessons and taught ink value drawing of Siegfried and Brunnhilde.
Darjeeling Tibetan School, Darjeeling, India, lessons on watercolor painting.
Kuen-Gaa Higher Secondary School, Paro, Bhutan, full day of classes, taught lessons on light and shadow, anatomy, three-dimensional rendering and watercolor painting.
Face painting at school for orphans, Darjeeling, India.
Government Senior Secondary School, Pelling, West Sikkim, India, watercolor painting.
Tashi Namgyal Academy, Gangtok, West Sikkim, India, proportions of the human body.
Lecture with Mr. Pongsawasdi Suksawasdi, royal mask maker for H.M. Queen Sikrit of Thailand
"Innovation in and Perpetuation of Asian Art and Culture,"
a discussion on Khon mask making incorporating Hollywood movie mask techniques followed by critical discourse regarding traditional mask production for the tourist trade;
Wat Nhong Khrew Boon School, Thailand.
FULBRIGHT MID-YEAR REVIEW SLIDE LECTURE
"Personal Innovation Using Indian Miniature Painting Technique," Fulbright Conference at Sinquerim, Bardez, Goa, India.