Parker's Box



Born 1957 New York City, lives and works in Los Angeles

Mike Rogers was the co-curator and co-founder of the experimental Outdoor Art Space at the California Institute of Technology, which operated from 1999 to 2001. A multi-media artist who works primarily in video, photography, sculpture, and drawing, Rogers' work concerns the interactions of history, nostalgia, technology, and media. Previous works have included a collaborative effort with fellow artist, Dustin Ericksen, over a period of several years, which involved the collection of coffee mugs, beer bottles, wine glasses etc. of artists (instigated by a disappointing studio visit by a famous artist). Besides the collection functioning as a work of art itself, the piece serves as a link to artists highly regarded by the duo, and act as a symbol of their thinking process of art making and the social aspects of the art business.

SOLO shows
2012 Herr Und Frau, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, New York
2010 Comfort Zone, Rachmaninoff’s, London
2008 Arcadian, Elysian, Utopia, Cosar HMT, Dusseldorf, Germany
2007 The Third Eye, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, NY, USA
The Third Eye, AND Galeria, Barcelona, Spain
2006 Cross Country, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
2005 Rachmaninoff's Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Faithful, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
In the Garage, Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf, Germany
2004 Cross Country, Media Test Wall, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA
2003 Cross-Country and Other Works, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
1999 El Caminoville, J.P. Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor , USA
1998 El Caminoville, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, USA
1997 Community Relations, Common Space, Santa Monica, USA
StrikingDistance, Internet Art Site, Los Angeles, USA
GROUP shows
2010 WNTRSLN, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
Eat Art, with Dustin Ericksen, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
Ten Years Hunting (The Trophy Room), Parker’s Box, Brooklyn
Ten Years Hunting (Part 1), Parker’s Box, Brooklyn
Eating the Universe, with Dustin Ericksen, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck
2009 Drawing Quirks III, Parker’s Box, Brooklyn
Yo Use Perfume Para Ocupar Más Espacio, with Dustin Ericksen, Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
Eating the Universe, with Dustin Ericksen, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
2008 Cups, with Dustin Ericksen, Art-O-Rama, Marseilles, France
In the Round, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles
2006 Mexicali Biennial ’06, Mexicali, Mexico
TBA, Angela Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Videodyssey, Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris, France
2005 Multiple Partners, Pablo's Birthday, New York, USA
Draw, Galerie du Jour agnes B., Paris, France
Throb, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
Collecting Cups, with Dustin Ericksen, Hotel, London, United Kingdom
2004 The Morning After The Night Before, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
Cool and Collected, Weatherspoon Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA
2003 Brrrr!, Off Loop Festival, Barcelona Culture Studio, Barcelona, Spain
Sharjah Biennial 6, United Arab Emirates
2002 Drawing Quirks II, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
2001 I Wanna Be Joey Ramone, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Gymnasion,Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz, Austria
Two-person show with Dustin Ericksen, ARTLAB, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
STUDIES 1994-1996 Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles - M.F.A.
1979-1980 Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois - M.S.J.
1975-1979 Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania - B.A.
2010 Köhler, Stefanie. Chaos in der Küche ist auch Kunst, “Stuttgarter Nachrichten” (August 6)
Paech, Sandro. Kulturbeutel #2, “Klinik TV” (October)
Eberle, Elke. Die Sonneist eine Salamischeibe, “Esslinger Zeitung” (September 18)
Stephan, Thomas. Reine Geschmackssache, “Tagesschau Nachtmagazin” (September 17)
Braun, Adrienne. Willkommen in der Tobenden, “Stuttgarter Zeitung” (September 2010)
Wiekinderkotze Plötzlich Kunst Wird, “Die Welt,” (September 17)
2008 Bonneville, Denis. Art-o-rama deal’art de jeunes, “La Marseillaise” (September 9)
Sebastian, Von Klaus. Buntstift-Bilder von Mike Rogers bei Cosar, “Rheinische Post” (July 14)
El Tercer Ojo Se Ha Abierto, Vice, February 28
2007 A Process of Cultivation, /seconds, issue #7, December
Untitled, Feature, Inc.
The Third Eye, 2007, illustrated novel published by Fundacio 30 km/s (Barcelona)
2006 The New Art, Rachmaninoff’s (London)
Display: recent installation photographs from London… edited by Pablo Lafuente, Rachmaninoff’s (London)
2005 Display: recent installation photographs from London…edited by Pablo Lafuente, Rachmaninoff's (London)
Block, March 18, "Signs of Art's Spring," by Matthew Abate, February 2, "One Cup, Two Cup, Red Cup, Blue Cup"
Urban, February 3, "Cup A Feel"
2004 Here and Now, March 1, "Cross Country," by Brad Fritz, radio feature produced by WBUR Boston
The Savvy Traveler, January 25, "Cross Country," by Diana Nyad, produced by Public Radio International
2003 Art in America, November, "Fast Forward on the Persian Gulf," by Grady Turner
Studio 360, August 10, "The Road," Public Radio International arts program hosted by Kurt Anderson
Los Angeles Times, June 13, "Around the Galleries," by Leah Ollman
Time Out Dubai, April, "It's Art, But Not As You Know It," by Antonia Carver
2002 The New Yorker, Dec. 9 "Drawing Quirks 2," Goings On About Town
1999 The Detroit News, Nov. 28, "El Camino Art Exhibit Created Around One Man's Aggravation," by Susan Whitall
Autoweek, Nov. 15, "Artistic License - Multimedia Map Shows Us The Way to El Caminoville," by Larry Edsall
Ann Arbor News, Nov. 10, "El Caminoville Concept Not Just All In Your Mind," by Rick Haglund
Ann Arbor News, Nov. 6, "North Campus Uncommons," by John Carlos Cantu
1998 Orange Country Register, Oct. 3, "Scenes From The Passenger Window," by Daniel Chang
O.C. Weekly, Oct. 2, "Beware the Mexican Devil," by Rebecca Schoenkopf
Panik, Sept. "Ordinary Objects and Menacing Mutations," by Azure Carter
2005 Contributing Editor, ArtUS, Los Angeles
1999-2001 Co-founder with Dustin Ericksen, Caltech Outdoor Art Space, Caltech, Pasadena, California

Parker's Box
193 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY 11211