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John Rogers

Lakewood - Wadsworth Station

West Rail artist John RogersJohn Rogers specializes in large-scale art projects. His light-kinetic sculptures are installed at sites across the United States.

Creating scores of public and private art projects, Rogers works with diverse materials including metals, glass, ceramics, stone, cement, plastics and light.

A native of Portland, Oregon he graduated from Portland State University, where he studied ceramics. In 1978 he was Artist-in-Residence at the Contemporary Crafts Gallery in Portland.

His work was acquired for national collections and his first public art commission, a large-scale slip cast ceramics sculpture, was installed in 1979.

Rogers has completed major commissions and collaborated with artists and architects from Alaska to Florida. Partnering with engineers and fabricators his site-specific work includes wall-reliefs, floors, gates, suspended and freestanding sculptures at universities, hospitals, stadiums, public buildings and private residences.

Recent commissions include "Code Sticks" at the UCHC Cell and Genome Science Building, University of Connecticut and "Ripple" for the County Operations Center, San Diego, CA which is a cable tension sculpture in the entrance lobby.

Rogers' Studio is on the Willamette River in Portland. He lives on a houseboat with his wife, who is a filmmaker. The couple has two daughters. To see Rogers' dynamic work, visit his website.

 Rain and Sun by artist John Rogers of Portland, OR installed at the Lakewood-Wadsworth StationRain and Sun by artist John Rogers of Portland, OR installed at the Lakewood-Wadsworth Station
               "Rain and Sun" at the Lakewood-Wadsworth Station
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