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Rodger Stevens Born Brooklyn, NY 1966 Education School of Visual Arts, NY, 1990-92 (Fine Arts) Parsons School of Design, NY, 1988-90 (Illustration) Pace University, NY, 1984-88 (BA, Economics) Selected Solo Exhibitions 2008 Denise Bibro Fine Art (NYC) – Rushes of Rapture and Discord, sculpture and drawings Karkula (NYC) – Mix Up, kinetic sculpture installation Abingdon 12 (NYC) – A Pageant of Illuminated Follies, experimental lighted objects Abingdon 12 (NYC) - Sit Back and Enjoy the Drawings, sculpture and drawings Artsee (NYC) - Specific Glories, sculpture and drawings Abingdon 12 (NYC) - Fluffy, Megara, and the Two-Headed Monster, sculpture Abingdon 12 (NYC) - Cock and Bull Story, sculpture Abingdon 12 (NYC) - Load-bearing Hang-ups, sculpture The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYC) - Walk Around New York, photography Abingdon 12 (NYC) - Odes, Tall Tales, and Punchlines, sculpture 1 Main Street (Brooklyn, NY) - Anatomical Sign #29, sculpture Halcyon (NYC) - Floor Squares and Seven Years, photography The Jonathan Adler Boutique (NYC) - Family Members, sculpture Bo Boutique (Paris) - sculpture Markham Murray Gallery (NYC) - Self Portrait, photography Yohji Yamamoto (NYC) - All Travel at Light Speed, sculpture Washington Square Windows, NYU (NYC) - Investigations, Translations, and Rip-offs, sculpture House of Jenny Gallery (NYC) - Superballs and Other Hang-ups, sculpture Munder Skiles Gallery (NYC) - Animism, sculpture 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999 1998 1997 Selected Group Exhibitions 2007 The Front Room (NYC) – Multiples and Editions, curated by Ethan Crenson Hangaram Design Museum (Seoul, Korea) - Orchadia Cinders Gallery (NYC) - Move #15, curated by Rich Jacobs The Front Room (NYC) – Droops The Greenwich Designer Showhouse (Greenwich, CT) – Fine Design 2007 Haven (Dallas, TX) – Patience and Grace Karkula (NYC) – Design Week 2007 The Creative Center (NYC) – Annual Artists in Residence Show Aidan Savoy Gallery (NYC) – A Piece Apart, curated by Jordin Isip The Front Room (NYC) - Grand Union The Creative Center (NYC) - Body Language Velvet Da Vinci (San Francisco) - The Mobile Show 2006 Rodger Stevens Selected Group Exhibitions (cont’d) 2005 Clementine Gallery (NYC) - Move #13, curated by Rich Jacobs Nelson Macker Fine Art (Portchester, NY) - Sea and Be Seen Empire Fulton Ferry State Park (NYC) - Outdoor Sculpture Show Tiffany Allan Fine Art (NY) - Your Favorite Show Velvet Da Vinci (San Francisco) - Summer Selections Varnish Fine Art (San Francisco) - One Fine Day The Front Room (NYC) - Assembly Empire Fulton Ferry State Park (NYC) - Outdoor Sculpture Show Velvet Da Vinci (San Francisco) - The Mobile Show New York University Gallery (NYC) - Small Works Silvermine Gallery (CT) - Art of the Northeast Cooperstown Art Center (Cooperstown, NY) - Summer Show Lookout Sculpture Park (Damascus, PA) - Re-Ignition Empire Fulton Ferry State Park (NYC) - Outdoor Sculpture Show Sound and Fury (NYC) - The Magic Number Nexus Gallery (NYC) - Spring Selections Silvermine Gallery (CT) - Art of the Northeast The Front Room (NYC) - Flung Gallery 69A (San Francisco) - The Panorama Project Plus Ultra (NYC) - The Exquisite Day New Image Art (Los Angeles) - Move #8, curated by Rich Jacobs Dam Stramfager (NYC) - City Breuklen (NYC) - Fruit Tree New Image Art Gallery (Los Angeles) - Move #7, curated by Rich Jacobs Rotunda Gallery (NYC) - Wunderkammer Wunderworks The Front Room (NYC) - Jerry’s Brain The Federal Reserve Bank of New York (NYC) - LMCC Selections Here (NYC) - Winter Group Show Limelight Gallery (NYC) - Caught Gale Gates et all (NYC) - Size Matters PS 122 (NYC) - Panic Button DeChiara Stewart (NYC) - Keep Fit, Be Happy Hartnett Murray Gallery (NYC) - Works on Paper Archibald Arts (NYC) - Fresh Blood The Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY) - Art as Spectacle The Washington Square East Gallery at NYU (NYC) - Small Works The Bristol Museum of Art (Bristol, RI) - Formal Sensations The Pound Ridge Museum (Pound Ridge, NY) - Transformation La Mama Gallery (NYC) - Currents Artist Space (NYC) - Night of a Thousand Drawings Aljira Center for Contemporary Art (Newark, NJ) - Summer Selections The Stella Adler Theatre (NYC) - Original Video Works Series Gen Art (NYC) - The Art Market 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 Rodger Stevens Selected Commissions The Whitney Museum of Art (NY) - sculpture presented to Leonard Lauder, museum president Tiffany & Co. (NYC) – window installation The American Folk Art Museum (NYC) - Habitat, sculptural installation MTV (NYC) - Lounge, sculptural installation for New York headquarters Todd Oldham Boutique (Los Angeles) - permanent installation The W Hotel (NYC) - permanent lighting and sculpture Mumm Champagne - 3-D illustration for worldwide ad campaign Bombay Sapphire - Martini glass design for worldwide ad campaign Stuart Weitzman Shoes (NYC) - permanent installation Yohji Yamamot (NYC) – sculptural installation The Sweeney Building (Brooklyn, NY) - indoor sculpture Environment 337 (Brooklyn, NY) - window installation The Empire Fulton Ferry State Park (Brooklyn, NY) - outdoor sculpture The Dog Haus (Philadelphia, PA) - outdoor sculpture Tom Armstrong (Director, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA) - sculpture Leonard Lauder (President, Whitney Museum, New York, NY) - sculpture Matt Blesso (Blesso Properties, New York, NY) - sculpture Selected Projects Orchadia (2007) - this robotically animated light sculpture originally installed at Karkula (NYC) is a collaborative work created with renowned product designer Mark McKenna. A mass production version based on this artwork won the Best Product award at this summer’s New York International Gift Fair. Craftivity (2006) - work included in this craft anthology published by Harper Collins and edited by Supernaturale founder Tsia Carson. Wagmag (2006 to present) - art critic for Williamsburg, Brooklyn monthly gallery guide (http://wagmag.org/reviews.php) Grand Union (2006) - curated and produced group exhibition involving over 100 illustrators and fine artists. Exhibited at The Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, New York Assembly (2003) - curated and produced group exhibition involving over 100 illustrators and fine artists brought together to create a single collective artwork. Exhibited at The Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, New York The Panorama Project, New York (2002) - curated and produced group exhibition involving over 100 illustrators and fine artists brought together to create a single collective artwork. Exhibited at The Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, New York The Panorama Project, San Francisco (2002) - curated and produced group exhibition involving over 150 artists (see above). Exhibited at 69A Gallery, San Francisco, California Rodger Stevens Selected Projects (cont’d) The Exquisite Day (2001) - curated and produced group exhibition involving over 100 artists. Exhibited at Plus Ultra Gallery, Brooklyn, New York The Writing on the Wall (2000) - photo essay about New York City street art for Sandbox Magazine Three Way Street (2000) - curated three-person show, The Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Article (1996-2000) - monthly art column for the Sotheby’s newsletter R (1996-1997) – a bi-weekly television series I created for the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) comprised of my animations and short films Felt-Tip-Toos (2001-2002) - created a temporary tattoo both at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center (NY), where I designed and executed felt-tip pen tattoos as part of their annual Made in the Shade series. Bibliography Gomez, Edward – “Critic’s Notebook” – Art & Antiques Magazine (October, 2007) Marchese Norman, Page – Blueprint Magazine (October, 2007) Knox, Laura - “Wired for Art” -.Elements of Living Magazine (March, 2006) Trainor, Matt - “His Cups Runeth Over” - Cargo Magazine (March, 2006) Gill, John Freeman - New York Times (July, 2005) Evans, Don - Brooklyn Papers (March, 2003) Callan, Tom - Brooklyn Papers (August, 2002) Myerson, Sylvie - Sandbox Magazine (January, 2002) Clover, Sam - City Magazine (September, 2001) Glassman, Carl - The Tribeca Trib (January, 2000) Chambers, Christopher “Critic’s Picks” - New York Arts (October, 1998) Raynor, Vivien “A Sense of Spectacle” - The New York Times (May, 1998) Goodman, Wendy “Wired for Art” - Harper’s Bazaar (April, 1996) Rohrlich, Marianne “Walls with Personality” - The New York Times (October, 1996) Dambrot, Shana Nys “Gen Art Stocks Up” - Hot Lava (August, 1996) Tanabe, Ryota “Popeye Profile” - Popeye Magazine (December, 1996) Rodger Stevens is currently an instructor at The Parsons School of Design and the Brooklyn Museum. He is also the Artist in Residence at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.
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