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Brooke Rogers


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Rogers, Brooke
Professor, Art Department
Fulton Hall (FH) 218
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In the Offing Series , Powdered graphite on paper, 30 by 22 inches, 2012

After graduating from a small liberal arts college in suburban Chicago, Brooke Rogers studied with Abstract Expressionist, Grace Hartigan at the Hoffberger School of Painting, part of the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore. He earned his MFA in 1992 from MICA, and stayed on to teach there for two years, before returning to his hometown, Ocean City, in 1995, and taking a position in the Art department at S.U. Since 2000 he has been a full time member of the department, serving as department chair between 2009-15. His work has ranged from abstraction in a reductive vein, to a somewhat cartoony figuration. These two poles of 1960s painting, Minimalism and Pop, have held sway over his work in a back and forth manner. Abstraction has won out in recent years. Brooke has exhibited extensively in the Mid Atlantic area, including solo shows in the Washington DC area, Richmond, Wilmington, DE, and New York. Before teaching full time, Brooke also worked as a professional graphic designer.

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Selected Juried and Solo Exhibitions

        Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE, 7th Regional Biennial, 2016, Juror’s Award of Excellence

        Solo show: Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD, 2015, My first museum show, I was invited to exhibit by Curator, Anke Van Wagenberg

        Solo show: Salisbury University Downtown Gallery, Salisbury, MD, 2015, “Line Time”, New paintings created while on sabbatical in the fall of 2014

        Solo show: Ocean City Center for the Arts, Ocean City, MD, “Surf City”

        Solo show: Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE, “The Sound of Many Waters”, 2014, Competitively-awarded solo show based on submissions to an open call, jurors included Constance Costigan, Professor Emeritus, George Washington University

        Rehoboth Art League, “Regional Juried Exhibit”, 2012, Juror: Maiza Hixson, Curator,  Delaware Center for Contemporary Art

        South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, “Black, White and Shades of Grey”, 2012, Juror: Carl Belz, Director, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University

        Solo show: Mainstage Gallery, Wilmington, DE, “Invisible Cities”, 2012, National competitive award for a solo show in this gallery connected to the historic opera house in Wilmington

        Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, MD, “National Juried”, 2011, Juror: Margaret Winslow, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

        Solo show: ArtSpace Gallery, Richmond, VA, “Cause Me To Hear It”, 2011, Competitively awarded solo show of large scale paintings at this large non profit space in a repurposed 19th century factory

        International Arts Movement, New York, NY, 2009, “Encounter 10”, National juried show in conjunction with their annual conference, where I was also invited to run a workshop

        Art Institute and Gallery, “Abstract”, Regional juried show, 2009, Awarded second place by juror Chris Harrington, Chair, Art Department, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

        Long Beach Island Foundation, Loveladies, NJ, “National Juried Competition: Works on Paper”, 2009, Juror: Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Philadelphia Museum of Art

        Smithtown Township Arts Council, St. James, NY, “Little Black Book”, 2009, National juried show

        Solo show: Atrium Gallery, Salisbury, MD, “Time of the Signs”, 2009, Sabbatical exhibitions comprising works from the sabbatical period and several years prior

        Solo show: Space 38 | 39, New York, NY, “Drifter Themes: An Evening of Art and Music”, December 2008, Offered a solo show at this non-profit gallery through connections I made while on sabbatical and living in New York City

        Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA, “5x5x(5)”, 2008, National juried small works show

        South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, “National Drawing Show”, 2008, National juried show

        Solo show: Enteros Gallery, Petersburg, VA, “Pellegrino”, 2008, Competitive national search for a show at the gallery connected to a design firm in suburban Richmond

        Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ, “Between Worlds”, 2008, National juried show at this small but much respected gallery

        Rhonda Schaller Studio, New York, NY, “On Faith: Saviors, Prophets, and Magic”, 2008, National juried show at a Chelsae gallery

        Organization of Independent Artists, New York Law School, “Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition of the OIA”, 2008, National juried show

        80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University (NYU), New York, NY, “31th Small Works”, 2008, National juried show

        Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, 2008, National juried show Juror: Art Historian Irving Sandler

        Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD, “Transparent Dialogs”, June, Regional juried group show

        80 Washington Square East Galleries, “30th Small Works”, 2007, Awarded an Honorable Mention by juror Jim Kempner of Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York

        Solo show: Dumbarton Concert Gallery, Washington DC, “The Distance of the Moon”, 2007, Solo show awarded through an open call to regional artists

        Union Art Gallery, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA, “20x20x20 Compact Competition”, May 2007 Prestigious national juried small-works show

        District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC, “In a Land Far, Far Away”, 2007, Small group show comprising just four artists culled from a regional open call

        Solo show: Cecil County Arts Council, Elkton, MD, “Pelligrino”, 2007, Awarded through a national call for entries

        Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ, “The New Black”, Small group show, 2006, Competitive exhibition comprising just seven artists chosen from a national call for entries

        Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ, Group show: “Works of Art on Paper” Juror: Carter E. Foster *note: Mr. Foster is Curator of Drawings at the prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, National juried exhibition, 2006

        Solo Show: National Institutes of Health, Clinical Art Program, ”Psalter”, National juried exhibit, 2006 *The NIH purchased six paintings from the show for their permanent collection

        League of Reston Artists, Reston, VA, Group show: “National Juried”, National juried exhibit, 2006

        Solo Show: Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, “Pilgrim”, National juried exhibit, 2006

        Solo Show: St. Peter’s Church, New York, NY, “Pencil Paintings”, National juried exhibit, 2005

        Target Gallery, Arlington, VA, Group show: “Role Play”, National juried exhibit, 2005

        Limner Gallery, Phoenicia, NY, Group show: “Strange Figurations”, National juried exhibit, 2005

        Art Space, Richmond, VA, Group show: “Radius 250”, National juried exhibit, 2005

        Maryland Federation of Art, Baltimore, MD, Group show: “Drawing Conclusions”, National juried exhibit, 2004

        Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, MD, Group show: “International Juried Exhibit”, Jurors: Ivan and Ethan Karp, International juried exhibit, 2004

        Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, MD, “Outside the Box”, Juried exhibit, 2003

        Gale Gates et al, Brooklyn, NY, “Size Matters”, Curated by Mike Weiss, 1999

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National Institutes of Health, Clinical Art Program, Bethesda, MD: Six paintings from the Psalter series

Dr. David and Cindy Cowall, Nanticoke, MD: Five large canvases plus supporting works on paper permanently installed in an architecturally significant residential structure

Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, MD: Permanent installation of 25 paintings and works on paper

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1996 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Painting Program

1992 Master of Fine Arts, Hoffberger Graduate School of Painting, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1990 Bachelor of Art, Fine Art-Painting, Judson College, Elgin, IL

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1995- Present Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, Associate Professor of Art, Department Chair since 2009

1993-95 Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Instructor of Art

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