Barbara Rogers

Trapped in Suburbia
Acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 43″, 1968

Rogers has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally including one person exhibitions at major galleries and museums in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Scottsdale, Germany, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. Her work is in major public and private collections including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, The Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona State University Museum of Art, The Oakland Museum of Art, and The San Jose Museum of Art.

Rogers was born in Newcomerstown, Ohio and grew up in Canton Ohio. She graduated in Commercial Art from Timken High School. and graduated with a B.SC. degree in Art Education from Ohio State University. In California she studied painting at The San Francisco Art Institute with Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff and Frank Lobdell. She studied life drawing with Nathan Oliviera at California College of Arts and Crafts. She received the Eisner Prize and her MA in Painting from the University of California at Berkeley. At UC Berkeley she studied with NY painters Michael Goldberg and Angelo Ippolito. Her major professor was the Chicago/NYC painter, Felix Ruvolo.

Rogers has been a faculty member or visiting artist at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, University of Chicago, San Jose State University, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, The San Francisco Art Institute, Cooper Union, New York City, NY, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. Pusan National University, Pusan, South Korea and Zayed University in Adu Dhabi. In 2007, after numerous mentoring and teaching awards, Rogers retired from the University of Arizona, and is now Professor Emeritus of Painting and Drawing in The School of Art at The University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.

Secret of Joy
Oil on canvas, 60″ x 52″, 2007
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