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2016 in Review

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”.

Current Exhibits:

  • Bushwhick Open Studios, Space 776, Bushwhick, NY October 2016
  • Patchogue Arts Festival, Installation in the Garden, Oct 2016

Upcoming Exhibits:

  • [Solo Show] New Works, Space 776, Bushwhick, NY TBD
  • Solo-Show, Gold Coast Arts Center, Glen Cove, NY, Spring 2017

Past Exhibits:

  • Coffee Art Project, NYC Armory, Sept 2016
  • Heads of State, Hamilton Street Gallery, New Jersey, Sept-Oct 2016
  • Contemporary Portrait Show, East End Arts, Riverhead, NY, June-July 2016
  • Viewpoints 2016, alijira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, June 2016
  • Art Hamptons Booth 116, Space 776, Bridgehampton, NY June 2016
  • Contemporary Portrait Show, East End Arts, Riverhead, NY June 2016
  • Contemporary Asian Art Fair, Space 776, Busan, Korea, March 2016
  • Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair, HOV Gallery, May 2016
  • AOT Street Art Fair (Co-Curator), Patchogue, NY May 2016
  • Patchworks, Patchogue Arts Council, Patchogue, NY May-June 2016
  • Art Basel Hong Kong, Space 776, Hong Kong, China, Feb 2016
  • Colors, East End Arts, Riverhead, NY, Feb 2016
  • Mixed Media 2015, Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation at Mana Contemporary, Dec 2015 – Feb 2016
  • Aqua Art Fair, Space 776, Booth D-7, Miami Basel, Dec 2015
  • 3rd Annual Disabled People Exhibit, Gongpyeong Art Gallery, Seoul Korea, Dec 2015
  • Asia Contemporary Art Fair, Space 776, Hong Kong, China, Oct 2015
  • Alumni Exhibit, LIU Post, University Library, Students Exhibit Hall, Oct 2015
  • PAC MAC Festival, (Public Sculpture Installation), Patchogue, NY Oct, 2015
  • Affordable Art Fair Seoul Korea, Space 776, Booth D11 Sept 2015
  • Group Exhibit, Space 776, Bushwich, NY Sept 2015
  • Veterans Exhibit, 911 Vets, Islip Town Hall, June-Aug 2015
  • Love Art Fair, Space 776 Booth A16, Toronto Canada, April 2015
  • Aqua Art Fair, Space 776 Booth 218, Miami Art Basel, Miami Beach, Fl, Dec 2014
  • Scope Art Fair, See/Me Exhibit, Miami Beach, Fl, Dec 2014
  • (Group Exhibit) POP-Up Vet Exhibit, 911 Vets Exhibit, Briarcliffe College, Patchogue, NY Nov. 2014
  • Coral Gable Hispanic Festival, Cultural Souls Booth 213, Coral Gables, FL, Oct 2014
  • (Solo Exhibit/Artist Residency), Expressions in Colors Neo-Surrealism Exhibit, St Joseph’s College, Sayville, NY Oct 2014
  • (Group Exhibit) PAC-MAC Art Fair, Patchogue, NY Oct 2014
  • (Public Installation), PAC-MAC Festival, Patchogue, NY, Oct 2014
  • (Group Exhibit) Art Lives Here Exhibit, Artspace Patchogue, Oct 2014
  • (Curated/Group Exhibit) Modern-ism’s 2, Artspace Patchogue, Sept-Oct 2014
  • Art Fair Booth 1-11A, Cultural Souls Art Expo, Miami FL, Aug, 2014
  • Sculpture Installation, (Group Exhibit) Beards and Bards, Sparkboom Exhibit at Walt Whitman Birthplace, July-Aug 2014
  • (Group Exhibit) Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Artspace Patchogue, June 2014
  • Art in the Hall, Presented by the Islip Art Museum at Islip Town Hall, May 2014
  • Hell’s Kitchen Art Walk (2 exhibits: Installation and Exhibit of Paintings), “Art in the Kitchen”, Times Scare, NY, May-June 2014
  • Architectures de papier” (Paper design), Travelling Tour, Sponsored by The Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris, April 2013- June 2014
  • (Group Exhibit) Artists United, United Ink Convention, Nassau Coliseum, May 2014
  • (Group Exhibit) “Beautiful Crime 2”, Read’s Artspace, Bridgeport, CT April-May 2014
  • (Group Exhibit) Live with Clay: Form and Function, Artspace Patchogue, April-May 2014
  • (Group Exhibit) “Inspired by Words”, Philip Dressler Center for the Arts, Home of Laurel Arts, Somerset, PA April 2013 – April 2014
  • (Group Exhibit) Photos we Share, Foto-Foto Gallery, Huntington, NY, April 2014
  • (Group Exhibit) Northwest Meets South East, Patchogue Artspace Gallery, Patchogue, NY, April 2014
  • (Group Exhibit) “The Modern ism’s”, Patchogue Artspace Gallery, Patchogue, NY Jan 5-22, 2014
  • (Curated/Group Exhibit) Blood, Sweat and Tears, Exchange Exhibit with LIU Post and Artspace Patchogue, Nov 2013
  • (Solo Exhibit), “Time and the Fragility of Life Exhibit”, Alfred Van Leon Gallery, South Huntington Public Library, Oct 2013
  • (Installation Sculpture Art) Random Acts of Art, St, Joseph’s College, 23 Oct, 2013
  • (Group Exhibit) United Ink Tattoo Expo, Cradle of Aviation, Long Island City, NY, Sept 2013
  • (Group Exhibit) Landscape Exhibit, Huntington Arts Council, July – Aug 2013
  • (Group Exhibit) Members Exhibit, Patchogue Arts Council, July – Aug 2013
  • (Group Exhibit) Pride, G-Galery, Bellmore, NY, July- Aug 2013
  • (Group Exhibit) Art For Auction, Huntington Media Center, Huntington, NY, Aug 2013
  • Colorful Summer, The New York Art Connection, Holbrook, NY, July 2013
  • Bushwich Open Studios, BOS space 776, Bushwich, NY, June 2013
  • Artists United, United Ink Convention, Nassau Coliseum, June 2013
  • Asylum, G-Gallery, Bellmore, NY, May 2013
  • Hells Kitchen Artist Walk, “Art in the Kitchen 2013” Hells Kitchen, NYC, May 2013
  • (Group Exhibit) New Adventures, Kips Gallery, New York, April-May 2013
  • Spring Time, Brookhaven Arts, Bellport, NY March 2013
  • National Veterans Creative Arts Competition, VA Hospital Northport, March 2013
  • “Fish” Three Perspectives, The Sculpture Building Studio, LIU Post, Old Brookville, NY, FEB 2013
  • Treasure Hunt”, BankAsiana, Flushing Branch, Flushing, NY, Feb 2013
  • Faces and Figures”, Brookhaven Arts, Feb 2013
  • Architectures de papier” (Paper design), The Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris, Oct 2012-March 2013
  • State of the Art 2013, Montclair Studio, Montclair, NJ, Jan -April 2013
  • (Solo Exhibit), Stars and Strips, Creative Arts Studio, Sea Cliff, NY, FEB 2013
  • (Co-Curator) Emerging Artist Exhibit, Hutchinson Gallery, Old Brookville, NY Jan – Feb 2013
  • Still Life Juried Exhibit, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington, NY, Dec 2012 – Jan 2013
  • Window Dressing, Islip Arts Council, Islip NY, Nov 2012 – Jan 2013
  • Walking Artist Tour, Patchogue Artists Council and Fresh Art Long Island,Patchogue, NY Sept to Nov 2012
  • Green Acres and Simple PleasuresPiermont Straus Gallery, Sept 4th to Nov 5th, 2012
  • Islip Walking Artists Tour, Kennedy’s Gifts / 474 Main Street, Islip NY, Oct to Nov 2012
  • (Solo Exhibit) Words of War, Hillwood Gallery, Brookville, NY, Oct 2012
  • (Solo Show) Deconstructing POP, Ripe Art Gallery, Greenlawn, NY August 2012
  • Paperworks Juried Exhibition, b.j. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY August 2012
  • Small Works Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Greenpoint, NY August 2012
  • Fill the Space Salon Show, Spacewomb Gallery, Long Island City, NY July 14-31 2012
  • Último Libro (The Last Book of Art), la Carl von Ossietzky Staats und Universitäts Bibliothek de Hamburgo, del 15 de mayo al 1 de julio de 2012
  • Art Takes Times Square, Billboard Premier in Times Square on June 18th, 2012
  • Howl Festival, Painting in Tompkins Square Park, June 2-3, 2012
  • New Exhibit, My Studio Gallery, Port Washington, NY, May-June 2012
  • Hit and Run Korea 4, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea, 23-25 May 2012
  • Hit and Run Korea 3, Honam University, Gwangju, South Korea, 20-22 May 2012
  • Hit and Run Korea, 2 Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea, 17-19 May 2012
  • Hit and Run Korea, Ulsan University, Ulsan, South Korea, 14-16 May 2012
  • 2012 People Choice Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY May 2012
 with the 1st Richard J. Massey Foundation – White Box
Arts and Humanity Award, White Box Gallery, April 2012
  • Art After Dark, (Featured Demonstrating Artist), ALLI, Dix Hills, NY April, 2012
  • Putnam Art Council, Member Exhibit, Bell Levine Art Center, Mahopac, NY, March 2012
  • Love Letters Exhibit, Creative Arts Studio Sea Cliff New York, Feb 12 2012
  • (Solo Exhibit) The New American Dream, LIU Post Sculpture Gallery, Brookville, NY Jan 31-Feb 11 2012
  • Exchange Exhibit with Ulsan University, Hutchins Gallery B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, C.W. Post, Dec 2012
  • 10×10=100 Art Show and Sale, Greenport, NY Dec 2011
  • Long Island Art League Fine Art Exhibit Part II, Long Island Art League Gallery, Dix Hills, NY, Nov-Dec 2011
  • Glimpses @ the Box Gallery, The Creative Arts Studio, Sea Cliff, NY Nov-Dec 2011
  • Art After Dark, (Featured Artist), Long Island Art Council, Dix Hills, NY 27 Oct 2011
  • Expressions in Form, Bayshore Firehouse Gallery, Bayshore, NY Oct 2011
  • Putnam Art Council Fine Art Show 2011, Bell Levine Art Center @ Arts on the Hill, Mahopac, NY, Oct-Nov 2011
  • 9-11, A Decade Later, Art Therapy Exhibit, NYU Commons Gallery, NY, Sept 2011
  • The Sixth Seeking Love for Land of Western China – Chinese Painting, Oil Painting Exhibition, Mongolia, Kang Bashi District Cultural Arts Center office, Erdos City Aug, 2011
  • Jiangmens Foreign Expert Talent Competition, WuYi University Art Building, Jiangmen, China, July 2011
  • Jiangmen’s 1st Annual Oil Painting Competition, Li Tiefu Art Museum Jiangmen, China, Jan-March 2011
  • El “Último Libro” estará expuesto en la Biblioteca Aguilar de la New York Public Library desde el 2 de Febrero al 29 de mayo de 2011
  • (Solo Exhibit) Fragile Life: West Concepts meets East Techniques. He Yitang Gallery, PLC of Hanmo HeYi Cultural Media, Jiangmen, China July 2010
  • El Último libro será (The Last Book of Art) expuesto en la Zentral Bibliothek de Zurich, Switzerland desde el marzo al Julio de 2010
  • (Solo Exhibit) Fragile Life: East Meets West, Jiangmen Culture Center, Jiangmen, China June 2010
  • (Solo Exhibit) Eastern Modernism: Fragile Life Papercutting Exhibit, Wuyi University Library, Jiangmen, China May 2010
  • Jiangmen Disabled Peoples Union Art Competition, Li Tiefu Art Museum, Jiangmen, China, Dec 2009
  • Teacher Exhibition, Wuyi University Library Exhibition Hall, Wuyi University, Jiangmen, China, May 2009
  • El Último libro será (Last Book of Art) expuesto en la Biblioteca Nacional de España, 2009
  • Celebrating 30 Years of China’s Opening and Reform Exhibit, Li Tiefu Art Museum Jiangmen, China 2008
  • Jiangmen Oil Painting Exhibit, Jiangmen Oil Painting Association, Jiangmen Li Tiefu Art Museum 2008
  • Jiangmen Annual Art Exhibit Li Tiefu Art Museum, Jiangmen, China 2008
  • (Solo Exhibit) Eastern Modernism, Jin Xi Book Store Exhibit Hall, Jiangmen, China, 2007

Sculptures/Public Works:

  • “Koi Cha” Rainworks, water activated art, Patchogue, NY May 2016
  • “It takes a village” Collaborative Mural with Artspace El Barrio PS 109 (Work in Progress)
  • Patchogue Crosswalk, Patchogue Village Crosswalk, Main Street Patchogue, Oct 2015
  • Mural, Artspace Presents “Reflections of Time“, in the Village of Patchogue July 2015
  • Sculpture: Reflections in Growth, Patchogue Garden Club Garden on Terry St, Patchogue, NY. Oct 2014
  • Sculpture: Milk Farmers, Artspace Patchogue, Patchogue, NY, Oct 2014
  • Sculpture Installation: Random Acts of Art, Terra Cottas on Display, St. Joseph’s College 23 Oct 2013
  • Mural, Hand Car Wash, South Hamptons Car Wash, Spring 2013
  • Sculpture: Dancing Star, Found Metal Sculpture, March 2013
  • Mural, City Garden, Street Painting, Howl Festival, May 2012
  • Participant in the Roy Stabb Environmental project at LIU Post, 2012 (Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy)
  • Installation/Interactive Exhibit: The New American Dream, Exhibit at LIU Post Sculpture Gallery
  • Installation: El Último Libro estará expuesto en la Biblioteca Aguilar de la New York Public Library desde el 2 de Febrero al 29 de mayo de 2011
  • Installation: El Último libro será (The Last Book of Art) expuesto en la Zentral Bibliothek de Zurich, Switzerland desde el marzo al Julio de 2010
  • Sculpture/Installation: Diaolou Construction Kit, WuYi University Library, Architecture Department, Jiangmen, China, 2010
  • Installation: El Último libro será (Last Book of Art) expuesto en la Biblioteca Nacional de España, 2009
  • Mural, The Fighting Irish, 1-69Infantry Unit, 2003
  • Mural, Flight of the Dragon, 458 Medical Unit, Alabama, 1998
  • Mural, Quartermaster Command, 224 MI BN, Savannah GA, 1993
  • Mural, Fighting Deltas, Training Command, SC, 1991

Awards and Grants:

  • Artist in Resident Award, St Joseph’s College, Patchogue, NY, Oct 2014
  • Suffolk County Grant for Arts on Terry Street Arts Fair, May 2016
  • Decentralization Grant from NYSCA for Arts on Terry Street Arts Fair, May 2016
  • Honorable Mention, Colors Exhibit, East End Arts, Feb 2016
  • Suffolk County Grant for the Arts for Patchogue Mural, Oct 2015
  • O’Malley Grant for Fine Art from Long Island University, 2013
  • First Place, National Veterans Creative Arts Competition at the Local Level, VA Hospital, Northport, NY March 2013
  • Honorable Mention, Faces and Figures Exhibit, Brookhaven Arts, Bellport, NY March 2013
  • Golden Koi Award, Wuyi University, for Professor of Art Excellence, 2011
  • Honorary Credentials, Wuyi University, for Professor of Art Excellence, 2005-2011
  • First Place, Jiangmen Foreigners Creative Arts Competition, Jiangmen, China, May 2011
  • Second Place, Disabled Peoples Fine Art Competition, Disabled Peoples Union of China, Jiangmen, China, 2011
  • Honorable Mention, Jiangmen Oil Painting Competition, Chinese Oil Painting Association, Jiangmen China, 2011
  • Certificate of Excellence, Wuyi University, Professor of Art, 2010
  • Certificate of Merit, Jiangmen Oil Painting Association, 2007


  • Interview, Cognac’s Corner for Art Hamptons, June 2016
  • Images of my works in Exploring Patchogue Magazine, Year 2016
  • Interview for Arts on Terry Street Arts Fair, Long Island Advance, March 2016
  • Interview for Breakfast Crawl for the Arts, Greater Patchogue, Feb 2016
  • Interview on Breakfast Crawl Fundraiser for the Arts, Long Island Advance Feb 2016
  • Interview for Cognac’s Corner, Long Island Exchange, Jan 2016
  • Article on Patchogue Crosswalk, Long Island Advance, Oct 2015
  • Article on Patchogue Crosswalk, Greater Patchogue News, Oct 2015
  • Feature Story with Art on Cover Page, Long Island Connection, Sept 2015
  • Interview, Art at Alive After Five, Fios1 TV, Aug 2015.
  • Article on Patchogue Mural, Long Island Advance News Paper, June 2015
  • Art on Display for “The Rewrite” Movie with Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei, 2014
  • Highlight of my work for Cultural Souls Art Expo on Miami on TV, Sept 3, 2014
  • Interview, Modernism 2, Fios1 TV, Sept 2014
  • Interview, Highlight of Art, United Ink Exhibit, Aug 2014
  • Interview, Beards and Bards, Sparkboom Exhibit at Walt Whitman Birthplace, Fios1 TV, Aug 2014
  • Interview, Patchogue Historical Exhibit, Patchogue Advance, 2014
  • Interview highlight of exhibit “The Modern –ism’s”, Cognac’s Corner Magazine, Jan 2014
  • Interview highlight of exhibit “The Modern –ism’s”, Fios1 TV, Jan 2014
  • Highlight, At the Edge Magazine, Release in Spring 2014
  • Interview, First Cut News, Guild of American Paper Cutting News Letter, Sept 2013
  • Interview, WUSB Stonybrook Radio, Sept 11, 2013
  • Event Story, United Ink Summer Vibe Tattoo Festival, LIB Magazine, June 2013
  • Interview and highlight of Who’s Hot 2013, Fios1 Push/Pause, Fios1 Long Island, March 13, 2013
  • Exhibit Announcement, Stars and Stripes, Long Island Newsday, Glen Cove Patch, Long Island Events.
  • Exhibit Announcement, State of the Art, Newsday Jan 25, 2013, Montclair Patch Jan 22, 2013, New Jersey Theatre Alliance Jan 22, 2013, Town Planner Livingston, NJ Jan 2013
  • Exhibit Announcement, The People Around Me (Portrait Exhibit), Long Island Press, Keep it on Long Island, Glen Cove Patch, Events Long Island, Fios1, Long Island News Day
  • Exhibit announcement, ARCHITECTURES DE PAPIER EXHIBITION, MOCOMuuuz MagazineOrigami NewsParis Anglo-infoParis info (Visit Paris)Paper Blog FranceArty Buzzle blog habit durable, and le nouveau Paris, Paris, France, July 2012 – Oct 2012
  • Interview for Fios1 News, Highlight on Long Island TV, Channel 11, 23 Oct 2012
  • Rogers on Demand, (Solo) highlight and interview with Fios1 News Long Island, Channel 11, 24 Oct 2012
  • Exhibit Announcement “Words of War”, Long Island Press, Life on Long Island, Fios1 News Long Island, Keep it on Long Island, (On-Line) Sept 2012
  • “Group Artist Interview” Hit the Lights, Artist Swap Meet, Islip Bulletin, Islip NY, Front Page and page 6, 30 August 2012
  • Announcement of “Deconstructing POP” at Ripe Gallery, New York Times Metro Section August 5th, 2012, Long Island Press, Lifestyle Section, front page, Aug 2012, Huntington Press, August 2012, Art Times Newspaper, August 2012, Pulse Magazine (On-line), August 2012, Newsday Newspaper (On-Line), August 2012, Fios1 News on-line, August 2012, Minuteman Press News on-line, August 2012, Long Islander News, August 2012, Times Beacon Record Newspaper, 9 Aug 2012
  • Announcement of Paperworks 2012: National Juried Competition, Newsday, Explore LI Aug 4 2012, Long Island Press Aug 4 2012, Long Islander News, August 2012
  • Video Article “Long Island Sound & Art Festival”, Newsday Video, June 24, 2012
  • Article “Long Island Sound & Art Festival”, Newsday, Art Section, June 24, 2012
  • Article “Art Takes Times Square, Capital Times, Art Section, June 19, 2012
  • Article Howl Festival, The East Village Local, Culture Section, (part of the New York Times) June 1st2012
  • Article Das letzte Buch (The Last Book), Hamburger WochenBatt, Rotherbaum, June 12, 2012
  • Interview, Ulsan Jeil ilbo (울산제일일보), 16 May 2012
  • Post Cards to Ai WeiWei Catalog (Freedom is not free Post Card), May 2012, Pages 90-91
  • Show Review and Interview, Long Island Art League Fine Art Exhibit Part II, Long Island Art League Gallery, Fios1 TV Long Island, Nov 2011
  • Television Interview and Spotlight, Guangdong TV English Channel, highlights on Foreign Experts, Dec 12, 2010 Part 1, Dec 19, 2010 Part 2
  • Interview, “Foreign Teacher Admires Confucius” Nan Fang Daily, Sept, 2010

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