Christy Lee Rogers

Contemporary Artist

(1972 – )

“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.

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

2020

Finalist, COCA Center of Contemporary Artists 2020, Rome, Barcelona, “Muses”

2019

Open Photographer of the Year, Sony World Photography Awards 2018, The World Photography Organization “Harmony”

Honorable Mention, Le Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2019, Fine Art “Muses”

Silver Award, Moscow International Foto Awards 2019, Portfolio Fine Art “Muses”

Honorable Mention, London International Creative Competition 2018, Video & Film, Professional  Category, “A Conversation with Angels”

Honorable Mention, London International Creative Competition 2018, Video & Film, Professional  Category, “Color High”

1st Place Open Motion Category, Sony World Photography Awards 2018, The World Photography Organization “Harmony”

Silver Award, Tokyo International Foto Awards 2018, Professional, Portfolio Fine Art Category “Muses”

Gold Medal, Trierenberg Super Circuit 2019, Panorama “Creation”

Silver Award, One Eyeland Photography Awards 2018, Fine Art, Other Category “Muses”

2018

2nd Prize in Fine Art, Chromatic Photography Awards 2018, Professional Category, “Muses” 2018

Visual Art Award, La Cultura Es Femenina 2018 “Muses”, Laboratorio de Investigación e Innovación en Arquitectura Urbanismo y Cultura (Laboratory of Research and Innovation in Architecture, Urbanism and Culture), Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Finalist – Contemporary Talents 2017, Fondation François Schneider, France

2015

Finalist – Contemporary Talents 2014, Fondation François Schneider, France

2014

Medal of Honor from the Mayor of the City of Angers, France

Artist Award, Artlightenment, Art & Film Festival, USA

Film Award – Best Poetic Expression, “Elan: Flags”, Artlightenment, Art & Film Festival, US

2013

Selected Artist for 2013/2014 Angers-Nantes Opera Performance Season, France

Nominee in fine Art – 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup, Los Angeles, CA

Film Award – Best Artistic Expression, “Of Smoke and Gold”, Artlightenment, Art & Film Festival, USA

2012

Finalist – Emergent Artist Award, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Featured – Empty Kingdom – Top 100 Artists of 2011

2011

Finalist – The One Life International Photography Competition

Featured – 500 Photographers by Pieter Wisse

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