Artist

Michael Rogers is Professor Emeritus at the Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Crafts where he taught for 17 years. Previously he had taught at Aichi University of Education in Japan for eleven years. He maintains his studios in upstate New York as well as in Riga, Latvia. Michael travels and exhibits internationally and .....

Michael Rogers is Professor Emeritus at the Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Crafts where he taught for 17 years. Previously he had taught at Aichi University of Education in Japan for eleven years. He maintains his studios in upstate New York as well as in Riga, Latvia. Michael travels and exhibits internationally and considers travel an essential aspect of his artistic practice.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I began working with the boat form as a metaphor for containment of relationships. The atmosphere surrounding the inner spherical cores was created by careful and deliberate glass material selection. Billet or block as well as various particle sizes of glass frits were carefully placed in the plaster/silica mold so that when melted a record of the movement of materials was visually recorded. This process creates an abstract language that can be interpreted metaphorically. I also enjoyed reveling in the subtle color variations that can be achieved by the density of the glass. Glass is such an amazing material to work with sculpturally as not only can one determine the exterior form but there is also the orchestration of the interior of that form and all the phenomena associated with glass.

CURRENT POSITION

Professor Emeritus Rochester Institute of Technology. 

Full Professor, School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2002-2018.

Previously Associate Professor, Aichi National University, Japan, 1991 to 2002.

Board Member, IRMA Collaborative, 2020-

SELECTED PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York

L’viv National Museum, L’viv, Ukraine

Museo del Vidrio, Monterrey, Mexico

First Contemporary Glass Museum, Madrid, Spain

Suntory Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2022

Habatat Gallery International Invitational, Detroit, Michigan

2021

The Voice of Glass Collaborative Exhibition, Art Museum Riga Bourse, Riga, Latvia.

Current Realities Exhibition, Levant Gallery, Shanghai, China.

2020

Saying Glass, Alfred University’s Cohan Gallery, Alfred, NY

2019

Celebrating a Decade at Exhibit A. Corning, NY

Hidden Secrets, Gulbene Art Museum in Latvia.

Knowing, Seeing, Painting, Boda Glass Factory Museum in Sweden. 

IGS Novy Bor Group Exhibition, Czech Republic.

Lyrical Transformations, Levant Gallery, Shanghai, China. 

Lviv National Museum, Ukraine.

2018

The Blue Jar Performance, collaboration with Inguna Audere at the North Lands Creative Nexus Forum in Lybster, Scotland.

Impetus Project, course at The Latvian Art Academy combining sculpture, painting and performance, continued with this course at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Lectured, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia.

2017

Saaremaa Project, Saaremaa, Estonia, performative site specific investigations with Mare Saare, Peeter Rudash, and Inguna Audere.

Levant Gallery, IGlass 2017, Shanghai, China.

Object of Light, Hangzhou International Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition, China Art Academy, Hangzhou, China

Exhibition curated by Ms. Sylva Petrová at Galerie Medium in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Ningbo International Glass Art Conference Exhibition, April 16-20, Ningbo, China

Danger & Beauty- Contemporary Art and Glass Works, May 2-July 30

ICI LABAS Galerie, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

2016

Permeable Structures, The Byre Project, Bullseye Projects, Latheronwheel, Scotland

Exhibit A, Spillforth, Corning, NY

Collision & Fission Exhibit of Contemporary Glass, Tianyuan International Glass Art Festival, Nanjing Province China.

2015

Grand Opening of Corning Museum’s New Contemporary Art and Design Wing, two works of mine on permanent display in this new space. Both works published in Collecting Contemporary Glass: Art and Design after 1990, Author, Tina Oldknow

FLOW / GROW, 2015 Qingdao Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China

Bullseye Gallery, Whispered, Mamaroneck, NY, 

2014

Bodytalk, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark, collaboration with Latvian artist Inguna Audere

Abandoned House, Mākslas Banka gallery in Rīga, Latvia.

Moon and Nails, Café Spleen, Akuraters Museum, Riga, Latvia

2013

AMICE, Michael Rogers, Richard Mietner, Robert Wiley, New University of Lisbon Library, Lisbon, Portugal

World Craft Competition Kanazawa 2013, The Time Space Interval of Tea, Invited Artist, traveling exhibition. Period 1: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, JAPAN, Period 2: Kanazawa Nakamura Memorial Museum. 

Graduated Glass, SOFA Chicago, Bullseye Gallery

Stripping, White Cube Museum, Beijing, China

Magic Theater, European House, Riga, Latvia

VANITAS, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Natural Philosophy, Bullseye Bay Area Gallery, Emeryville, California

Bullseye at Friesen Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho

Crucible Project, NCECA Conference, Houston, Texas

2012

The Magic Theater, Go/c/art Gallery, Visby, Gotland

Spillforth, Granoff Center, Cohan Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI

International Glass Prize, The Object 2012, Ch. Van Der Seijs Foundation, Belgium 

Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Glass in a Museum Environment, North Lands Creative Glass/Caithness Horizons, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland.

Entamos, Exhibit A Contemporary Art, Corning, New York

Summer Glass Invitational, Exhibit A Contemporary Art, Corning, New York

Penland School of Crafts 27th Annual Benefit Auction

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 50 Years of Studio Glass: 1962-2012, Louisville

This Fragile Skin, Bullseye Gallery, Emeryville, CA

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