Michael Rogers is currently Full Professor at Rochester, Institute of Technology’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences in New York where he has just finished his sixth academic year. He returned to the United States after spending 11 years in Japan where he was head of Aichi University’s Glass Department.
Michael’s work is in the permanent collections of the Suntory Museum in Japan, First Contemporary Glass Museum in Spain, Museo del Vidrio in Mexico, National Museum in L’viv, Ukraine, and the Corning Museum of Glass in the United States. Recent exhibitions include “The Keeper’s Lament” at The Rochester Contemporary (ROCO), “Glass Curiosities” at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, “Recollections” at the Pittsburgh Glass Centre, “International Glass” at the National Museum in L’viv, Ukraine and “Vessels-Collection” at Koganezaki Glass Museum, Ugusu Nishiizu-cho, Japan. In 2007 Michael was awarded the Lillian Fairchild Award from the University of Rochester. Michael has taught workshops at The Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey, The Studio in Corning, NY, Pilchuck in Seattle and Haystack in Maine. Currently Michael maintains Studio Apparition, his private studio outside Honeoye Falls, NY.