Elaine Rogers

Elaine Rogers

Richmond, VA, United States

About Elaine Rogers

Elaine Rogers was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia.
Elaine creates abstract paintings using cold wax and oil paint that contemplate color, structure, and metaphor through the process of painting. Her paintings reflect the constant flux in the natural world integrated with personal and current events. Elaine resides in Richmond, Virginia. Her work is in Capital One and the Robins Foundation corporate collections as well as numerous private collections.

Elaine earned her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in painting and has exhibited her paintings nationally in group shows. She has had one-person shows in Richmond, Charlottesville, and Norfolk, Virginia. Elaine received a Virginia Museum Professional Fellowship in 1989 and is a former adjunct faculty member at the University of Richmond where she taught studio classes from 2001 through 2014. She has also taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, Collegiate schools, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts studio school. Elaine has been a member of artspace and 1708 Gallery in Richmond,VA.

Artist Statement:

My paintings begin with colored marks. The colored marks start to formulate into shapes and areas. After a while forms start to emerge and problems present themselves as needing to be solved. I am focusing on something from my experience. Relationships, situations, personal events, and current events are my subjects. I am trying to find visual equivalents of color, shape, and form to represent my experiences.


Master of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University

Bachelor of Arts, University of Richmond


2020, Streaming 2020, artspace Auction, Richmond, VA

2020, Cabin Fever, 1708 Gallery Auction, Richmond, VA

2020, environment at risk 2, Project Space@Plant Zero, Richmond, VA

2019, Pressed Together, Shockoe Artspace, Richmond, VA, https://www.shockoeartspace.com/project/pressed-together/

2019, ThinkSmall10!, Artspace, Richmond, VA

2019, Gallery 54 at First UU, Richmond, VA

2019, Luminous Structures: Elaine Rogers and Emily Williams, Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA

2019, environment at risk, Project Space @Plant Zero, Richmond, VA

2018, Artspace Members' Biennial, Hill Gallery, Richmond, VA

2018, Within Reach: Elaborate Patterns, Artspace, Richmond, VA

2018, Cabin Fever, 1708 gallery Auction, Richmond, VA

2018, Montpelier Center for Arts and Education, Artspace outreach show, Richmond, VA

2017, Momento Mori, Linden Row Inn, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2017, Juried Show, Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA

2017, Coming Together, Moving Apart, Artspace at the Richmond Public Library

2016, Within Reach, Artspace, Richmond, VA

2016, Artspace Biennial, Artspace, Richmond, VA

2015, Herald 3, Richmond Public Library, Richmond, VA

2013, Sweet Life, Artspace, Richmond, VA

2013, Marking Resolution, Capital One, Richmond, VA

2013, Herald 1, Richmond Public Library, Richmond, VA

2012, Summer Show Elaine Rogers and Andy Bality,
Westminster Canterbury, Richmond, VA

2009, Gleanings, Elaine Rogers, Center for the Creative Arts at Shady Grove, Richmond, VA

2009, Radius 250, Artspace, Richmond, VA

2008, Not So Silent Night, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2007, Compound Interest, Capital One, Richmond, VA

2006, University of Richmond Faculty Exhibition, Capital One, Richmond, VA

2004, Breaking Ground, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, VA

2004, Elaine Rogers-Recent Paintings, Artspace, Richmond, VA

2003, 25 x 25, Anniversary Exhibition 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2000, Lou Hicks, Stefanie Newman, and Elaine Rogers, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA