Faculty Profile

Will Rogan

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Homepage http://thethingquarterly.com


Will Rogan is an artist whose work uses the physical world as a sculptural medium to examine its potential for beauty, manipulation and function in art making. His work addresses “things that are quiet in nature, but can be described by a larger idea”.

During the spring 2008 semester Will taught 3D Media Studio: Wood course and an Advanced SIS (Sculpture/Installation/Site-work) special topics course, The Thing About Things.

Will, along with artist Jonn Herschend, founded and edit a quarterly periodical in the form of an object called THE THING. Each year, four artists, writers, musicians or filmmakers are invited to create an everyday object that somehow incorporates text. This object will be reproduced and hand wrapped at a wrapping party and then mailed to the homes of the subscribers with the help of the United States Postal Service.

Will received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1999, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1998 and is a 2006 MFA candidate from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a recipient of the 2003 SECA Art Award (SFMOMA), a 2001 fellow of Gasworks, London, residency program, and in 2004 was awarded a research fellowship from The Program for Media Artists. His work has been exhibited at DUMBO Art Center in Brooklyn, the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art in Florida, Gasworks Gallery in London, and in San Francisco at the Museum of Modern Art, Jack Hanley Gallery, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Lab and Southern Exposure. Rogan’s work is in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Berkeley Museum and the Oakland Museum.

Will Rogan currently lives and works in Albany, CA, and is visiting faculty in San Francisco Art Inbstitute’s New Genres department.