Julia Rogers is a visual artist, working in performance, installation, photography, drawing and painting, communicating common physical, emotional and instinctual states of being. She has explored responses in performance, 2D, 3D and installation.
Her work uses light, creating shadows and transforming the environment in which the object is placed and expanding and altering its presence and meaning.
She frequently creates site-specific work responding to the history, people and the physical space, developing work that challenges and engages the audience.
Mortality and morality are concepts that are of interest and responses are developed through sustained exploration in a range of materials and methods of presentation. The structure of the human form is frequently referenced, with an interest in their aesthetics, shape and symbolism. Throughout her work there is an essence of the ethereal, simplicity of form, and reference to time.
Julia is interested in what remains after everything else has decayed, when all else has disintegrated. Life goes on and things dissolve and fade out of existence. All that are left are the shadows etched into our memory. A simplified, idealised reality.
Qualifications and training
- 1991 PGCE, BCU, Birmingham
- 1986 Art & Education studies, UWIC, Cardiff
- 2009 The Writing's on the Wall, Slough Museum, Slough
- 2010 Take Off, New Greenham Arts Centre, New Greenham Common, Newbury
- 2010 Open Space, OHOS, Reading
- 2010 Room to Manoeuvre, OHOS, Reading
- 2009 Cork Street Open, The Gallery, London
- 2009 Sampled, Windsor Fire Station Arts centre, Windsor
- 2010 OpenHand OpenSpace Art in Libraries Trail, Libraries, all libraries in Reading
- 2010 The Elephant Parade, Green Park, London
Educational experience - tertiary
- 2007 Lecturer, Reading College, Reading