Christy Lee Rogers

(1972 - )

About

"My purpose behind the work is to question and find understanding in the craziness, tragedy, vulnerability, beauty and power of mankind." CLR

Christy Lee Rogers is a visual artist from Kailua, Hawaii. Her obsession with water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography has led to her work being compared to Baroque painting masters like Caravaggio. Boisterous in color and complexity, Rogers applies her cunning technique to a barrage of bodies submerged in water during the night, and creates her effects using the refraction of light. Through a fragile process of experimentation, she builds elaborate scenes of coalesced colors and entangled bodies that exalt the human character as one of vigor and warmth, while also capturing the beauty and vulnerability of the tragic experience that is the human condition. 

Rogers’ works have been exhibited globally from Paris, London, Italy, Mexico City to Shanghai, Sao Paulo, South Africa, Los Angeles and more, and are held in private and public collections throughout the world. She has been featured in International Magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar Art China, Elle Decoration, Global Times, The Independent, Casa Vogue, Photo Technique, Photo Korea and others. Rogers’ "Reckless Unbound" is currently housed at Longleat House in the UK; the stately home, which is the seat of the Marquesses of Bath and also home to Renaissance gems of the Italian masters, like Titan’s "Rest on the Flight into Egypt."  Rogers' art has been featured on several album covers, and her images were selected for the 2013–2014 performance season of the Angers-Nantes Opera in France. She recently won 1st price in the 2019 Sony Photography Awards in the Open, Motion category.

  • Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions

    2019

    Miller Gallery, "Muses", Cincinnati, Ohio (June 27, 2019)

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, "Changing Tides", Dallas, Texas - (two person show) (Jan. 5 - Feb. 9,2019)

    2018

    LTB Art Gallery, "Underwater", Mexico City, Mexico (Sept. 4 - Oct. 15, 2018)

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, "Echoes of Light", Houston, Texas - (two person show) (June 30 - July 28,2018)

    Art Labor Gallery, "Muses", Shanghai, China (June 23 - Aug 8, 2018)

    2017

    ICI Venice – International Cultural Institute, Ten Arts Paris, "Into the Deep", Venice, Italy (Dec 9 - Feb 18, 2018)

    Graham's Fine Art Gallery, "Hybrids", Johannesburg, South Africa (Oct.12 - Nov. 4 2017)

    Palazzo Bembo Collateral Exhibition during 57th Venice Art Biennale, Ten Arts & European Cultural Center, "Personal Structures: Open Borders", Venice, Italy (May 11 - Nov 26, 2017)

    2016

    Miller Gallery, Foto Focus, "A Quarter of a Million Miles", Cincinnati, Ohio (Sept 15 - Oct 22, 2016)

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, "Within the Invisible Space", Houston, Texas (July 9 - August 20, 2016)

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, "Imminent Ascent", Dallas, Texas (May 14 - June 18, 2016) Two Person Show

    Gabriel Wickbold Gallery, "Celestial Bodies", Sao Paulo, Brazil (Jan 28 - March 11, 2016)

    2015

    LTB Art Gallery, “Celestial Bodies", Mexico City, Mexico (August 6 - September 6, 2015)

    Art Labor Gallery, “The Eternal Aquatic”, Shanghai, China (July 4 - August 18, 2015)

    Galerie d'Art du Lycée, Ten Arts Paris, Saumur, France (January 8 - February 6, 2015)

    2014

    Graphite Galleries, “Élan", 9th Annual PhotoNola Photography Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana (December 1 - 14, 2014)

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, “Odyssey Stories”, Dallas, Texas (two-person show) (November 22 - January 3, 2014)

    Angers Nantes Opéra House, Grand Théâtre d'Angers, Ten Arts, “Le lyrisme des abysses - Retrospective Show”, Angers, France (Sept.19 - Nov.20, 2014)

    The Outsiders Gallery, Lazarides, “ Élan", London, United Kingdom (June 12 - July 19, 2014)

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, “BoundUnbound”, Houston, Texas (two-person show) (March 29 - April 26, 2014)

    2013

    Galeria de Arte AFK, ""Of Smoke and Gold", Lisbon, Portugal (Nov 2 - 30, 2013)

    Angers Nantes Opéra House, Théâtre Graslin, Ten Arts, “Reckless Unbound”, Nantes, France

    Galerie Joseph (presented by Eliane Nagata and Ten Arts), "Reckless Unbound", Paris, France(Jan 10 - 13, 2013)

    2012

    A Gallery at Aesthesia Studios, "Reckless Unbound", Los Angeles, California

    2011

    Graphite Galleries, "Odyssey" 6th Annual PhotoNola Photography Festival, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, Louisiana

    The McLoughlin Gallery, "Odyssey", San Francisco, California

    Honolulu Museum of Arts - Academy Arts Center at Linekona, "An Underwater Odyssey", Honolulu, Hawaii

    Barclay's Club Monaco, "Odyssey", Monaco, Europe

    2010

    Canary Gallery/House of Lounge, “Siren" PhotoNola Photography Festival, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, Louisiana

    South Street Gallery, "Siren", Honolulu, Hawaii

    2009

    A & I Gallery, "Siren", Santa Monica, California

    A & I Gallery, "Siren", Hollywood, California

    Spring Arts Galleries, “Siren”, Los Angeles, California

    Group Exhibitions

    2019

    Museum of the Silo Villacanas,12th Intl.Exhibition of Contemporary Art "ENTRESILOS",Villacañas,Spain (Sept 2019)

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, “Here & Now, Anniversary Group Show”, Dallas, Texas (Feb. 16, March 20, 2019)

    Galerie TON | Hedendaagse Kunst, “Frozen in all Colours”, The Netherlands (Jan. 20 - Feb. 24, 2019)

    2018

    Saatchi Gallery, Permanent Digital Project, London, UK (Start date of Sept, 27, 2018)

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, "Shine On", Houston Texas (Dec 13 - Jan 16, 2018)

    Photo Shanghai, Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai, China (Sept 2018)

    GRCC Collins Art Gallery, Art Prize, Grand Rapids, Michigan (Sept 16 - Oct 7, 2018)

    Zona Maco Foto Art Fair, LTB Art Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico (Aug 22 - 26,2018)

    SP Arte Foto, Gabriel Wickbold Gallery, São Paulo,Brazil (Aug 22 -26, 2018)

    Miller Gallery, "Endless Summer", Cincinnati, Ohio (Aug 15 - Sept 8, 2018)

    SP Arte Contemporary, Gabriel Wickbold Gallery,São Paulo,Brazil (April 11, 2018)

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, "Anniversary Group Show", Dallas, Texas (Feb 17 - Mar 24,2018)

    Graham's Fine Art Gallery. "Group Show", Johannesburg, South Africa (Feb 10 - Mar 15, 2018)

    Art Labor Gallery, "Paint the Web Pink", Shanghai, China (Jan 21 - March 5, 2018)

    Miller Gallery, "The Woman's Show", Cincinnati, Ohio (Jan 18 - Mar 3, 2018)

    Slate Contemporary, The East Cut Art Fair, San Francisco, California (Jan 12 -14, 2018)

    2017

    Graphite Galleries, 12th Annual PhotoNOLA Festival, "Movement and Purpose", New Orleans, LA (Dec 1 - 31, 2017)

    A Gallery, "Art Intrest", London, United Kingdom (Nov 29 - Dec 10, 2017)

    Linveco Cultural Foundation, B Beyond, "Book Launch", London, United Kingdom (Nov 9,2017)

    Art Labor Gallery, "Grand Opening", Shanghai, China (Sept 9 - Oct 11, 2017)

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, "Summer Collective", Dallas, Texas (June 24 - Sept 2, 2017)

    Slate Contemporary Gallery, "Gardens of Abstraction", Oakland, California (May 4 - June 24, 2017)

    P|Art Ibiza, "Different" Ibiza, Spain (April 7 - May 9, 2017)

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, "Vanguard - Anniversary Show", Dallas, Texas (Feb 18 - March 20, 2017)

    2016

    Zona Maco Foto Art Fair, LTB Art Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico (Sept. 24 -27, 2016)

    Ten Arts, Docks Art Fair, Lyon, France (Sept 16 - Oct 9, 2016)

    Art Labor Gallery, "Childrens Art Charity Show", Shanghai, China (June 2016)

    Miller Gallery, Echo Art Fair, Buffalo, NYC (May 13 -15, 2016)

    Gabriel Wickbold Gallery, "E-Arte Group Show", Sao Paulo, Brazil (April 21 - May 20, 2016)

    Art Gallery AFK, "Staging and Revelation IV", Lisbon, Portugal (April 15, May 20 2016)

    Shanghai Yacht Fair, Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai, China (April 2016)

    Laura Rathe Fine Art. "Momentum," Dallas, Texas (Feb 20 - March 26, 2016)

    2015

    Barclays Club, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Europe (Dec 10 - 31, 2015)

    Scope Miami, LTB Art Gallery, Miami, Florida (Dec 1 - 6, 2015)

    Fotofever Paris, Ten Arts, Carrousel Du Louvre, Paris, France (Nov 13-15, 2015)

    International Art Fair Zurich, Ten Arts, Zurich, Switzerland (Oct 15 - 18, 2015)

    Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, Texas (Oct 1 - 3, 2015)

    Zona Maco Foto Art Fair, LTB Art Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico (Sept. 24 -27, 2015)

    Photo Shanghai, Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai, China (Sept 13-15, 2015)

    Laura Rathe Fine Art “Group Artist Showcase”, Dallas, Texas (June 27 - August 29, 2015)

    Laura Rathe Fine Art “Double Vision”, Houston, Texas (July 11 - August 15, 2015)

    Barclays Club, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Europe (June 2015)

    Miller Gallery, “Ovation”, Cincinnati, Ohio (May 19 - June 6, 2015)

    Ten Arts, Espace Christiane Peugeot “Spring Exhibition”, Paris, France (March 31 - April 11, 2015)

    LTB Art Gallery, “Group Show”, Mexico City, Mexico (March 4 - April 6, 2015)

    2014

    HK Photographs, Affordable Art Fair, New York, New York

    Artightenment Art and Film Festival, Nashville, Tennessee

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, Texas

    Castle Fine Art, “Summer Exhibition”, London, United Kingdom

    Pavillon S. Rothschild, Ten Arts in collaboration with Art Traffik, Paris, France

    The Miller Gallery, Obscura,“Photography Show”, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Ten Arts, “Marais Exhibit”, Paris, France

    LTB Art, “Grand Opening Show”, Mexico City, Mexico

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, Texas

    The Miller Gallery, “Atmosphere”, Cincinnati, Ohio

    The Outsiders, Art 14 London Art Fair, London, United Kingdom

    Galeria de Arte AFK, “Staging and Revelation II”, Lisbon, Portugal

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, “Anniversary Show”, Dallas, Texas

    2013

    Carrousel Du Louve, Ten Arts, Eliane Nagata, "Fotofever Art Fair", Paris, France

    Tours and Taxis, Ten Arts, Eliane Nagata, "Fotofever Art Fair", Brussels, Belgium

    Art Gallery AFK, "Staging and Revelation", Lisbon, Portugal

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, Texas

    Houseofodwyer, "At Home with the Ludskis" at the Rio Cinema, London, United Kingdom

    Santa Monica Art Studios, Camera Club "Myths" for MOPLA, Los Angeles, California

    Snap! Orlando Photography Festival, "Motion to Light", Orlando, Florida

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, "Dallas Grand Opening", Dallas, Texas

    The Art Collector, Art 13 London Art Fair, London, United Kingdom

    Graphite Galleries, New Orleans, Louisiana

    The Christopher Hill Gallery, "Grand Opening", Sonoma Valley, California

    2012

    The Acting Center, "Natives: A Group Art Show", Los Angeles, California

    Samuel Lynne Galleries, "Phillips & Rogers - Spring into Summer" (2 person show), Dallas, Texas

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, "FotoFest 2012, Fourteenth International Biennial of Photography", Houston, Texas

    South Street Gallery, Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2012: The Fourth Annual Statewide Survey Exhibition, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Exchange Los Angeles, Bluecanvas Magazine Issue 11 Launch Event, Downtown Artwalk, Los Angeles, California

    2011

    Exchange Los Angeles, Bluecanvas Event - Downtown Artwalk, Los Angeles, California

    New Orleans Arts District | Graphite Galleries, "Jammin’ on Julia 2011", New Orleans, Louisiana

    South Street Gallery, "Third Annual Statewide Survey Exhibition of Contemporary Photography in Hawai`i", Honolulu, Hawaii

    Graphite Galleries, "Mardi Gras", New Orleans, Louisiana

    Graphite Galleries, "Movement", New Orleans, Louisiana

    Barclay's Club Monaco, "Premier Vernissage", Monaco, Europe

    Crussell Fine Arts, "An International Photographic Survey", Orange, CA

    2010

    PhotoNola Photography Festival, "Slideluck Potshow New Orleans II", New Orleans, Louisiana

    Artists for a Better World, “10th Annual Arts Festival”, Los Angeles, California

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, “10 Year Anniversary Show”, Houston, Texas

    South Street Gallery, “Contemporary Art in Hawaii”, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Laura Rathe Fine Art, " FotoFest 2010, Thirteenth International Biennial of Photography", Houston, Texas

    2009

    Gallery Iolani, "Christmas Show", Kaneohe, Hawaii

    Sherman Gallery, “Siren”, Marina Del Rey, California

    Spring Arts Galleries, “Siren”, Downtown Art Walk, Los Angeles, California

    Blackman Cruz, “Siren”, Los Angeles, California

    H1 Gallery, “Art48LA”, Los Angeles, California

    Sandstone Gallery, “Fire & Light”, Laguna Beach, California

    2007

    Benham Gallery, “Give it Your Best Shot”, Seattle, Washington

    Soho Gallery, “Group Show”, Los Angeles, California

  • Awards
    • 2019 “Harmony” – 1st Place Winner Sony Photography Awards
    • 2019 Sony Photographer of the Year Winner

Artwork