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Selected Showings

Group Exhibition, "Secret Sauce" (every artist painting 6x6-inch tiny paintings) Nucleus Gallery, Portland, OR, June 2018

Group Exhibition "Freedom Rock" at Red Truck Gallery New Orleans, LA. Opened March 2018 four person show with myself, Mike EganBrian Cunninghamand Meghan "Bunny" Cunningham

LA Art Show, Red Truck Gallery Booth in Littletopia at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA January 2018

Group Show "Creature Feature" Red Truck Gallery, New Orleans, LA, October 2017

Group Show "Sonic Spender" (Works focusing on a specific song) Revolution Gallery, Buffalo, NY May 16th 2017

Group Show "For Goodness Sake" (JOY-themed group show, 20% of the sales go to Syrian Refugees relief via OXFAM) La La Land Gallery, Los Angeles California, March 2017. 

Group Exhibition, "Brink 2017" (Works focusing on extinct or endangered species, benefiting the Audubon Society of Portland) Antler Gallery, Portland, OR January 2017

LA Art Show, Red Truck Gallery Booth at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA January 2017

Group Show, "Strange Tales" Red Truck Gallery, New Orleans, LA, November 2016

Solo Exhibition, "Pioneers From Beyond", Albina Press (Hawthorne Location), Portland, OR September 2016

Group Exhibition, "New New" Red Truck Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2016

Solo Exhibition, "Pioneers from Beyond", Screaming Sky Gallery, Portland, OR June 2016

Group Exhibition, "Brink" (Works focusing on extinct or endangered species, benefiting the Audubon Society of Portland) Antler Gallery, Portland, OR January 2016

Group Exhibition, "Krampus" Pony Club Gallery, Portland, OR December 2015

Group Exhibition, "Unfathomable" Antler Gallery Portland, OR September 2015

Group Exhibition, "Ride", Pony Club Galley, Portland, OR, September 2015

Solo Exhibition, "Power From Beyond (Part 2)" Stumptown (Division Location), Portland, OR August 2015

Group Exhibition, "Unfathomable" (an undersea-themed show), Curated by Antler Gallery at The Piranha Shop in Seattle, WA July 2015

Solo Exhibition, "Power From Beyond" at Pony Club Gallery, Portland, OR March 2015

Solo Exhibition, "Land Unknown (Part 2)" at Jameson's Eugene, OR Dec 2014

Group Exhibition "Canine" Pony Club Gallery, Portland, OR Nov 2014

Solo Exhibition, "Land Unknown" at Good Gallery, Portland, OR June 2014

Group Exhibition, "First of May" AFRU Gallery, Portland, OR May 2014

Solo Exhibition, “April Cover of the Source Weekly” Franklin Crossings Gallery, Bend, OR April 2014

Group Exhibition, "Artists on Boards" at Future Shock Gallery, Portland, OR Feb 2014

Group Exhibition, "The Big 400" at People's Art of Portland Gallery, Portland, OR Dec 2013

Group Exhibition, "Dead Man's Party" at Pony Club Gallery, Portland, OR Nov 2013

Group Exhibition, "Monster Mash" at Good Gallery, Portland, OR, Nov 2013

Group Exhibition, "Portraits of Comedians" at Jameson's, Eugene, OR, Apr 2013

Solo Exhibition, "The New Ending" at Jameson's, Eugene, OR, Feb 2013

Two Person Group Exhibition at Cowfish Gallery, Eugene, OR, Jun 2012

Two Person Group Exhibition at Jameson's, Eugene, OR, Feb 2012

Group Exhibition, "10-Year Anniversary Show" at The Museum of Un-Fine Art, Eugene, OR, Jan 2012

Group Exhibition, "What the Undertaker Saw" at Good Gallery, Portland, OR, Nov 2011

Solo Exhibition, "Death Potion" at The WAVE Gallery, Eugene, OR, Nov 2011

Two Person Group Exhibition at Cowfish Gallery, Eugene, OR, June 2010

Solo Exhibition, "Black Magic for Kids" at the Ninkasi Brewery, Eugene, OR, March 2010

Bio

Mark Rogers is a self-taught artist from Portland, Oregon. Stylistically his work has been described as a mash-up of folk art, medieval renaissance, and fairy tale illustration. Taking inspiration from a wide variety of sources including, but not limited to, fantasy and horror fiction, all things paranormal, occult mysteries, western movies, and heavy metal, Rogers crafts narratives with imaginary characters to populate his spooky and fantastical oil paintings. He is represented by Red Truck Gallery in New Orleans, and has a super obese cat named Panther.   

Pioneers from Beyond: Artist Statement

My current body of work illustrates a fictional series of events and interactions between various extraterrestrials and settlers of the Western United States. I have always been a bit of a storyteller, and as I draw in my sketchbooks to create the concepts for my paintings, I am slowly building and expanding on a western fantasy world. Much like a medieval setting with tales of elves and fairies, my imaginary landscape is that of the southwest desert where UFO’s hover on the horizons and aliens eat gold. And much like the mischievous and even malevolent nature of elves in fairy stories, the extraterrestrials in my paintings often have sinister motives.

This body of work is purely a product of my imagination and has almost nothing to do with conspiracy theory, ancient astronaut theory, or UFOology, other than the fact that I find these subjects totally fucking cool. I have been deeply in love with weird mysteries, magic, and the paranormal since I was a kid. Growing up in Oregon and with family members in both Arizona and California, I feel a strong connection to the Western United States which I celebrate in my work. I also think cactuses are neat.

Do I believe in Aliens? Of course.

Have I ever seen one: No…….but I once saw a UFO.