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Selected Solo Exhibitions
Starting in 1968, Rogers' work has been presented it least 43 solo exhibitions.     

2017        Beautiful But Dangerous: Barbara Rogers Paintings, Gallery 72, Omaha, NE

2017        Barbara Rogers LXXX: Always Searching for Beauty, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ

2012        Barbara Rogers: Imperative of Beauty, Fifty Year Retrospective, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, curator, Julie Sasse

2011        In Bloom, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

    Samsara, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ

2010        Allure of the Garden, Tucson International Airport, Tucson, AZ

2009       Barbara Rogers: Garden Archaeology, Gebert Gallery, Venice, CA

    Barbara Rogers: Walking in Paradise, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
    Barbara Rogers: Improvisations, Azora Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2008       Barbara Rogers: New Work, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ

2007        Fragments… From Day’s Caravan: New Work by Barbara Rogers, Graficas Gallery, Tucson, AZ , catalog
                Barbara Rogers, Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2006       Barbara Rogers: New Work, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2005       Bustan al Janaa, University Gallery, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
                Barbara Rogers, New Work, Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2004       Barbara Rogers: New Work, Chiaroscuro Gallery. Scottsdale, Arizona
                Moon Gardens, Dosi Gallery, Pusan, Korea

2003       Barbara Rogers: New Work, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2002       Project Paradise, Vanier Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona

2001        Natural Facts: Unnatural Acts, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
                Hothouse Hybrids, Vanier Galleries, Tucson, Arizona
                Garden of Feminine Reason, Oskar Friedl Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2000       The Garden as Theatre, Vanier Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona
                Dreaming of Eden: Meditations on the Garden, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona (catalogue)

1999        Structuring Nature, Eleanor Jeck Galleries, Tucson, Arizona

1998        Her Garden: Objects and Sites Remembered, Etherton Gallery at the Temple of Music and Art, Tucson, Arizona

1997        Recent Paintings, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, Colorado
                Earthy Pleasures: The Garden as Source, Jewish Community Center, Tucson, Arizona

1996        Personal Eden, One West Art Center, Fort Collins, Colorado

1995        Ponds: The Garden Mirror’d, Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose, California

1994        Constructing Paradise, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
                Eccentric Gardens by Eccentric Women, Selby Museum of Botany and the Arts, Sarasota, Florida

1993        Barbara Rogers: Recent Work, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

1992        Barbara Rogers: Paintings on Paper, Frauen Museum, Bonn, Germany

1991-2    Bilder Uber dem Wasser, touring exhibition, co-sponsored by United States Information Agency, Deutsche Welle, Cologne; Badner Halle,                 Rastatt; Haus an der Redoute/Bonn Museum of Art; Bonn- Bad Godesburg; Haus Dacheroden, Erfurt (catalogue)

1987        University of the Pacific Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California

1981        Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1980       Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1978        Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1977        Hansen-Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, California

1976        Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1975        Michael Walls Gallery, New York, New York

1973        San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

1969       Michael Walls Gallery, San Francisco, California

1968       Michael Walls Gallery, San Francisco, California

Selected Group Exhibitions

Starting in 1968, Rogers' work has been presented it least 115 group exhibitions.
 

2018        Sonoran Seasons, Tohono Chul, Tucson, AZ

2015        Small Works, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa,OK

2013        Paper: From All Sides, Tohono Chul Main Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2012        The Current Past: A Invitational Exhibition for Past, Tenured University of Arizona Teaching Art Faculty, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of                            Arizona, Tucson, AZ

                Strange Botany, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

                ELEMENTal, Fresh Paint Art Advisors, Culver City, CA, curator, Paul Dahmen

2011        Delight Becomes Pictorial: A Visual Lexicon of Dickinson's First Lines, Kore Press Big Read Pop-up Gallery, Tucson, AZ

                Abstract Expressionism in the Bay Area: 1950 to 1970, Carlos Villa, curator, Luggage Store Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010        Trouble in Paradise, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, curator: Julie Sasse

                Bodacious Botanicals, Phoenix Airport Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2009       She Objects! II, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2008       Looking Closer: Inspired By The Beauty Of The Sonoran Desert, Graficas Gallery at The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ

2007        Hothouse with Eleanor Miller, Nancy Sansome Reynolds, Will Robinson, Susan Street Gallery, Solana Beach, CA

                Winter Garden, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO

2005       13th Small Works Invitational, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
                Painting, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2004       Faculty Exhibition, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson,AZ

2003       43rd Annual Painting Invitational, Longview Museum of Fine Arts
                Faculty Exhibition, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson,AZ

2002       Water, Vanier Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona
                Survival of the Fittest, Gallery Art Böes, Omaha, Nebraska
                As Real as It Gets, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona

2001        Neobotanica: Flora by Four Contemporary Artists, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, Florida
                Necessary Beauty, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, California
                Paper, Marshall Way Gallery, Vanier Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona
                In Celebration: A Century of Arizona Women Artists, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, Arizona
                Small Paintings, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

2000       The Buddha Show, Oskar Friedl Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
                Flora, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
                Atelier 2000, Fresh Paint Art Advisors, Culver City, California

1999        Organic Matters, Carlsten Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

1998        Another Arizona: A State-Wide Juried Exhibition, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

1997        The Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

1995        Nature/Culture: Meeting at the Border, Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, California
                Skirting the Decorative, Harbor Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts

1994        Pencil to Paper, One West Art Center, Fort Collins, Colorado

1992        Human/Nature, Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, California

1989        Embracing Change, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
                Selections 49, Drawing Center, New York, New York
                Primal Forces, Women’s Caucus for Art, Cooper Union, New York, New York (national)
                Landscape: A Presence, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California
                Looking North: New Work from the Bay Area, Gensler and Associates/Architects, Los Angeles, California

1899-9    Art Across America: Artists and Their Students, toured: Tucson, Arizona; DeKalb, Illinois; Eugene, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; Hayward, California

 1988       Artists Choose Artists, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, California
                Fiftieth Anniversary of the San Jose Art League, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
                Tropical Topics, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, California

1987        True North, Far West, Rosemont Gallery, Regina Saskatchewan, Canada
                University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
                The Extended Figure, Hayward State University Art Gallery, Hayward, California
                Print San Jose II: A Traveling Exhibition, San Jose Art League Downtown Gallery, San Jose, California

1986        American Cultural Center, touring: Islamabad, Pakistan and Lahore, Pakistan; Brussels, Belgium

1985        Flowers on a Grand Scale, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
                 Tropics Exotics, One Market Plaza, San Francisco, California
                In the Advent of Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
                Sprayed Paint, Ohlone College, Fremont, California
                Stars, Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, California
                Unity of Opposites: Art about Architecture, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California
                Flora and Fauna, One Market Plaza, San Francisco, California

1984        Magnolia Editions: Selected Prints, Smith-Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, California
                Sixteen Contemporary Realists, Modesto, California

1983        The San Jose Print, San Jose Art Center, San Jose, California
                 Tropical Visions by California Artists, Chevron Gallery, San Francisco, California

1982        Northern California Realist Painters, Redding Museum and Shasta College, Redding, California
                The Artist and the Airbrush, San Jose State University, San Jose, California (catalogue)

1981        Forty Famous Californians, Judith Christian Gallery, New York, New York
                Contemporary American Realism: Works on Paper, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1980        Photo-Realist Painting in California: A Survey, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
                Sonoma Drawing Show, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, California
                Neo-Romanticism of the Eighties, Gallery Yves Arman, New York, New York

1978        Drawings: Just Drawings, Helen Euphrat Gallery, Cupertino, California

1977        Downtown Dog Show, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Downtown Center, San Francisco, California

1976        Twenty Bay Area Painters, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California

1975        Six Painters, Six Attitudes, Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
                Realism in Painting and Ceramics, Helen Euphrat Gallery, Cupertino, California
                Images of Women, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, Washington
                The Classic Revival, Illinois Bell Telephone, Chicago, Illinois (catalogue)

1974         Seventy-First American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (catalogue)
                Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (catalogue)

1973        Northern California Artists, Sonoma State College Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, California
                 Twelve Painters of the Human Figure, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

1972        Realist Painting: Twelve Viewpoints, One Hundred and Eighteen: An Art Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1971         California State University, Fresno, California
                 College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
                 Centennial Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
                San Francisco Museum, San Francisco, California

1970        The Peaceable Kingdom, Michael Walls Gallery, San Francisco, California
                West Coast 1970, Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, California (biennial invitational)

1969        New Realist Painters, University of California, Davis, California

1965        Painting and Drawing Annual, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California
                Painting and Sculpture Annual, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California

 

Selected Collections

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA

University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

The Center for Neurosciences, Tucson, AZ

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Bank of America, San Francisco, CA

Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

University of Arizona Bioscience Research Building (Bio 5), Tucson, AZ

Kaiser Permanente, Hospital, Sonoma, CA

Mills College, Oakland, CA

Selected Reviews and Articles

Since 1963, Rogers has been reviewed or written about in more than 88 publications

Tucson Weekly, October 2017, Margaret Regan, Tucson’s  “Guggenheim” reopens after first museum-wide renovations in over a decade

Natural Awakenings, September 2017, Carolyn King, The Imperative of Beauty: Barbara Rogers

Tucson Weekly, September 2012, Margaret Regan, The Big Picture

Tucson Weekly, October 2012, Margaret Regan, After the 

Java Magazine, March 2011, Scott Andrews, Samsara

Tucson Lifestyle, Home and Garden, March 2010, Duncan Tweedy, A Living Palette 

Arizona Daily Star, April 19, 2009, Christina Licata, Roaming Rogers Simply Must Create 

Selected Reviews and Articles Continued

Alumnus Magazine, The University of Arizona, Summer 2007, Sarah Beaudry, She’s Got Soul—The Heart and Soul of an Artist and Teacher

Southwest Art, May 2007, Gardens of the Imagination, Barbara Rogers’ Micro Landscapes Combine the Beauty and Drama of the Natural World, Virginia Campbell, Beauties of the Night used on the cover 

KUAT, Arizona Illustrated, August 13, 2002, Sooyeon Lee, Creation, Destruction and Rebirth: The Art of Barbara Rogers

Shade Magazine, December 2002, The Meaty Issue: Barbara Rogers: Project Paradise, Kimberly Van Syoc

Phoenix New Times, November 23, 2000, Joshua Rose, “Cutting Hedge: “Gardens As Theatre” artist Barbara Rogers doesn’t rest on laurels in latest exhibition”

Arizona Daily Star, November 24, 2000, Charlotte Lowe-Bailey, “Beauty of Paintings is What Viewers Take From Exhibit”

The Arizona Republic, April 13, 2000, Richard Nilsen A Garden’s Whisper: Paintings speak softly of nature’s demise

KUAT, Arizona Illustrated, March, 2000, Leslie Epperson, “Barbara Rogers: Dreaming of Eden”

The Arizona Daily Star, February 1999, Pamela Portwood, “Beginnings of Life Permeate Barbara Rogers’ Works”

Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980, 1985, Thomas Albright, University of California Press

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 1994, Joan Altabe, “Gardens of Heavenly Delight on Display at Selby Museum”

General-Anzeiger, January 1992, Angelika Storm-Rushe, “Reverence for the Water”

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, November 1978, Donald Miller, “New Exotic Realism at the Berger Gallery”

Art Voices/South, January/February 1978, p. 36, H. J. Weeks, Florida

Art in America, March-April 1978,p.142, Knute Stiles, Barbara Rogers at Hansen Fuller

The Art Gallery Magazine, February 1975, Tom Albright, Myth Makers

Arts Magazine, April 1975, Barbara Rogers, First One Artist Show in New York

Artweek, September 6, 1975, p. 5, R.F. Stephan, “Six Bay Area Artists”

The New York Times, July 14, 1974, p. 19, Hilton Kramer, “New Art of the 70’s in Chicago” includes image of “ Renee With An Indian Prince”

 

Public Slide Lectures

2011     Cafe Botanique, Denver Botanic Gardens

2009    Tucson Museum of Art

2008    Works on Paper, Tucson, AZ
             Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS

2007    Commencement Address, “Embracing Change,” College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona

2005    Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arb Emirates
             University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

2004    Pusan National University, Pusan, South Korea

2003    Phoenix Art Museum Art League

2001    Colby College, Waterville, Maine
             Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2000    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona

1999    J.F.K. University, Berkeley, California
            Mills College, Oakland, California

1997    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

1996    One West Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, Colorado

1995    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

1993    Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
            Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

1991     America House, Cologne, Germany

1990    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

1989    San Jose State University, San Jose, California

1988    Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (S.E.C.A.), San Francisco Museum of Art, SanFrancisco, California
            Continental Breakfast Club, Press Club, San Francisco, California
            M.F.A. Seminar, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California

1987    University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
            University of Pacific, Stockton, California

1986    Fresno Art Center and Museum, Fresno, California

1983    San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

1982    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
            Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana

1980    University of Chicago, Midway Campus, Chicago, Illinois
             University of California, Berkeley, California

1976    Sonoma State College, Rohnert Park, California

1974    Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

Awards and Grants

Rogers has been honored by numerous organizations for her continued work

2010    Nominated for Governor’s Arts Awards, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2009    Nominated for Arizona Arts Awards, Community Foundation, Tucson, AZ

2007    Dean’s Award for Creative Achievement, College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona

2004    University of Arizona Alumni Association, Extraordinary Faculty Award

2003    Sabbatical Leave from the University of Arizona for academic year 2004

2002    Beyond The Call of Duty Award, Dean’s Fund for excellence, College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona

1999    Richard Florsheim Art Fund

1996    Advising/Mentoring Award, University of Arizona College of Fine Art, Tucson, Arizona

1992-3 Fine Arts Summer Research Grant, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

1991    International Travel Grant, University of Arizona Office of International Programs, Tucson, Arizona

            Research Grant, University of Arizona Office of Vice President for Research, Tucson, ArizonaProfessional             Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, Arizona

1963    Eisner Prize in Painting, University of California, Berkeley, California

Academic Positions

2007-Present    Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona School of Art, Tucson, AZ

1990-2007         Professor of Painting and Drawing, University of Arizona School of Art, Tucson, Arizona

1991-1992          Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

1990-1991          Professor and Faculty Assistant to Department Head, Department of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

1987-1990          Professor and Chair of Graduate Program in Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

1978-1983          Professor and Chair, Department of Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

1977-1978           Adjunct Professor, Department of Painting and Drawing, San Jose State University, San Jose, California

1975                     Visiting Faculty Member, Department of Painting and Drawing, Contra Costa College, El Sobrante, California

1974                     Visiting Faculty Member, Department of Painting and Drawing, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

1972-1973           Visiting Faculty Member, Department of Painting, San Francisco Art Institute

1965-1968          Visiting Faculty Member, Department of Painting and Drawing, University of California, Berkeley, California

1964                    Associate Faculty Member, Department of Painting and Drawing, University of California, Berkeley, California

                            Assistant Director, Northport Public Schools Art Education Program, Northport, New York

Visiting Artist

2009    University of Kansas, Department of Art, Lawrence, KS

2008    University of Kansas, Department of Art, Lawrence, KS

2005    University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
             Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2004    Pusan National University, Pusan, South Korea

2001    Colby College, Waterville, Maine
             Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

1999    J.F.K. University, Berkeley, California
            Mills College, Oakland, California

1998    Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1997    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

1995    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

1993    Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

1991    San Jose University, San Jose, California

1990    University of California, Santa Barbara, California

1989    Cooper Union, New York, New York

1982    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
            Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana

1980    University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1976    San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

Education

1963    Master of Arts in Painting, University of California, Berkeley, California

Studied with Felix Ruvolo, Glenn Wessels, Karl Kasten, John Haley, Earle Loran, Visiting artists, Michael Goldberg and

Angelo Ippolito

1961    Studied with Nathan Oliveira at California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

1960   Studied with Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff and Frank Lobdell at The San Francisco Art Institute (formerly the The California School of Fine Arts,) San Francisco, CA

1959   Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Studied with Dr. Manuel Barkan

Bibliography

Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, December 2006

19 Tucsonans Who Aided Feminists, AZ Daily Star, Ernesto Portillo, Jr, December 2006

 

How to Talk to an Artist, Gail Greg ArtNews, June 2005

Tucson Weekly, Best of Tucson, Sept. 2002

Marquis Who’s Who in America, 1975 to present

Marquis Who’s Who in American Art, 1975 to present, Jacques Cattell Press, Tempe, Arizona

Foothills Today, 1998-99 edition, Tucson Citizen, Tucson, Arizona

New American Paintings, 1997, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, Massachusetts

Carlos Villa (Project Director), Worlds in Collision: Dialogues on Multicultural Art Issues, 1995, International Scholars Publications

Encyclopedia of Women Artists (two volumes), 1995, Garland Press
Women in Art 1992 calendar, Pomegranate Artbooks, Petaluma, California

Contemporary Women Artists 1991, 1990 and 1989 calendars, Pomegranate Press, Petaluma, California

California Artists 1990 calendar, California International Arts Foundation

Thomas Albright, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980, 1985, University of California Press

Robert Paschal and Robert Anderson, The Art of the Dot: Advanced Airbrush Techniques, 1985, Van Nostrant Reinhold and Company, New York, New York

New Horizons 1982 calendar, Pomegranate Press, Corte Madera, California

 

 

Publications

2012

Barbara Rogers: The Imperative of Beauty traces Rogers’s earliest influences and education, the shift in her practice following Hurricane Iwa, and her work since that time, which has grown increasingly complex and ambitious. Three essays examine the evolution of her work. Art historian, Paul Eli Ivey explores the work up until 1985; New York writer and critic, Carter Ratcliff, sees her work moving from turmoil to serenity; and museum director and curator, Marilyn A. Zeitlin considers her approaches to beauty and the tradition of ornament. Interviews in the artist’s own voice reveal the relationship between Rogers’s life experience and her art. The book not only documents the progress of an individual artist but also reflects the trajectory of women working in the arts in the latter part of the twentieth and the early part of the twenty-first centuries, and the challenge facing an artist working in the American West outside the world’s major art centers.

ISBN 13: 978-1-55595-347-8

ISBN: 1-55595-347-6

Hudson Hills Press

Design by Marquand Books, Seattle

224 pages
10½ x 11 in.  (26.6 x 28 cm.) 150 color plates, 25 black & white

Complete resumé available upon request.