Michael Rogers is Professor Emeritus at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Artistic Associate, Sculpture/Dimensional Studies at Alfred University School of Art and Design. Currently Michael is on the Board of Directors of two arts organizations, Berlin Glas in Germany and IRMA Collaborative in Latvia.
Previous to teaching at the Rochester Institute of Technology Michael was head of the Aichi University of Education Glass Program in Japan for eleven years. Travel is an important aspect of his practice. Current curatorial projects include “The Voice of Glass Collaborative” exhibit at the Latvian National Museum in Riga, Latvia and the “Current Realities” exhibition at LEVANT Gallery in Shanghai, China.
When not traveling Michael maintains his studio in the countryside of upstate New York where he is exploring the creative potential of
performance art, site specificity, and installation. Of interest are ideas revolving around identity, metaphor, impermanence, ephemerality and the transitory nature of life.
Michael’s work is in the permanent collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, USA among others. Current exhibitions include:
A Glimpse at the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation Collection, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington, USA
“A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass”, at The Boise Art Museum in Boise, Idaho traveling to The Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
“IGS Novy Bor Group Exhibition”, Czech Republic
“Lyrical Transformations”, Levant Gallery, Shanghai, China
“2019 Blown Glass Symposium Exhibition”, Lviv National Museum, Ukraine.