Will Rogan

American, b. 1975

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Will Rogan

American, b. 1975

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Will Rogan uses photography as a central element his drawings, sculptures, and installations that draw attention to the mundane. Rogan’s images are both culled from archives and taken from his surroundings. In 2009, the artist took photographs of storefronts containing the word “World” in a series titled “Other World”. More recently, he laboriously constructed a delicate structure, Mediums (recent ruins) (2013) made using photographic portraits of 60 artists from catalogues discarded by the library at the San Francisco Art Institute. Rogan’s approach is often humorous and ironic, but with a touch of poignancy. Themes in his work include explorations of memento mori and vanitas, nostalgia, and the passage of time.

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
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Biography

Will Rogan uses photography as a central element his drawings, sculptures, and installations that draw attention to the mundane. Rogan’s images are both culled from archives and taken from his surroundings. In 2009, the artist took photographs of storefronts containing the word “World” in a series titled “Other World”. More recently, he laboriously constructed a delicate structure, Mediums (recent ruins) (2013) made using photographic portraits of 60 artists from catalogues discarded by the library at the San Francisco Art Institute. Rogan’s approach is often humorous and ironic, but with a touch of poignancy. Themes in his work include explorations of memento mori and vanitas, nostalgia, and the passage of time.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Shanghai Biennale