Dave Rogers, a New York based Neo-Contemporary painter, sculptor and public artist, who has shown his work nationally in such areas NY, Miami, NJ and CT and also internationally in such countries as China, Korea, Germany, England, France, Mongolia, Switzerland and Spain. His works are in several private and public collections, as well as having been displayed in Museums, National Libraries, Universities and Cultural Centers, as well as several art fairs including Miami Basel, Toronto Love Art Fair, and the Korea and Hong Kong Affordable Art Fairs. Rogers belongs to The Art and Oil Painting Associations of Jiangmen China, The Huntington and Patchogue Arts Councils, and Studio Montclair, NJ. His work has been featured in Long Island, Miami, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Dominican Republic newspapers and magazines as well as on News 12 and Fios1 Long Island, Miami TV, and Guangdong Television in China.
Rogers’ parents did not want him to be an artist, he hid his artwork from them at a young age, and created most of his work in his teen years when he left home and lived on the streets at the age of 15. Rogers would later finish HS through group homes and while living in shelters, than after HS would spend 14 years in the US Army, serving in Iraq (1990-91), Bosnia (1997), as a first responder at the World Trade Center (2001) and homeland security in New York (2002-2004). Rogers spent seven years as a professor of art and visiting lecturer in art and design through China before returning to New York. He worked as an instructor at 2 different art organizations on Long Island, He is an art advisor and lecturer for emerging artists and young collectors. Rogers has won awards for his work with several veteran organizations, and from several art organizations on Long Island and with the Disabled Peoples Union of China, the Art Association of Jiangmen, China and the Chinese Government. Rogers has done several artist in residence in China and New York to include St. Josephs College in Patchogue, He is also the winner of the O’Malley Grant in Fine Art from Long Island University. He received his BA in Visual Arts with Honors from SUNY Old Westbury, attended the Academy of Art University, and an MFA in Sculpture from Long Island University.
Rogers truly believes that “Even ordinary life can be immortalized through art”.
As an active artist Rogers is involved in many organizations and community activities in and around Patchogue and Long Island.
Within Artspace Rogers founded the Artspace Professional Development Network, and the first ever National Artspace Artists Run Exhibit. He was Gallery Manager for Artspace Patchogue from 2013-14, and was instrumental in Artspace Patchogue receiving the Best of Long Island award in the category of Art Galleries. He was part of the team that created a mural in the village of Patchogue, and is working with a group at Artspace PS 109 to create a mural at the Kennedy Center in Harlem. He also fostered the first exchange and joint exhibits between Artspace Patchogue and Long Island University, and the Huntington Arts Council’s Sparkboom Program.
In Patchogue Rogers has created the first ever annual breakfast crawl which helps to support the arts. He designed the first ever designer crosswalk on Long Island. Was the creator and Chairman for the First ever Terry Street Arts Fair between the Patchogue Arts Council and Artspace Patchogue. Raised over 9000.00 to support the arts in Patchogue. Volunteers yearly to help set up the artist section for the Alive After Five for the Village of Patchogue. Is currently working on a Lights on Veterans Program for the Village of Patchogue.
Around Long Island Rogers works with Project9Line and the VFW to bring art and art programs to Veterans. He sets up workshops and exhibits, as well as working on creating programs for public art for Veterans.