About the Artist

Self-Portrait with Brush2

Roger Weise lives and works in the Coastal Mountain Range Of Central Oregon, 20 miles southwest of Eugene, OR. He was born in 1951, raised and came of age in the San Fernando Valley, CA. Weise studied art at Cal State University Northridge in The early seventies. After art school, he traveled and worked different jobs so that he might get a wee slice of life under his belt while still painting. He set tile, groomed poodles, installed chicken coops and ran a wall paper removal service for the rich and famous. In 1995 Weise gave up his last “temporary career” as a technical support manager for a software company to become a full time artist, his real and authentic job.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
1985 Susan Kay Gallery – Canoga Park, CA
1999 Alder Gallery – Eugene, OR
2000 Cafe Navvaro – Eugene, OR
2001 Robert Canaga Gallery – Eugene, OR
2002 Computing Center, U of O – Eugene, OR
2002 Jacobs Gallery – Eugene, OR
2004 Jacobs Gallery Annex, The Hunts Gallery – Eugene, OR
2004-5 Office of the President, U of O – Eugene, OR
2006 Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts
2010 Jacobs Gallery – Eugene, OR

CRITICAL REVIEWS

“Inside Out” – Review of Self Portrait Show at Jacobs Gallery
by Bob Keefer – Register Guard January 7, 2010

“Sailboat on a Lake may be Cliché, but when it’s done Well…”
Review of Show at DIVA
by Bob Keefer – Register Guard November 20, 2005

“More Real than Reality”
Review of Show at Alder Gallery
by Bob Keefer – Register Guard February 7 1999

“Phantasma” – The Unique Universe of Roger Weise continues at the Alder Gallery”
By Lois Wadsworth – The Eugene Weekly February 5 1999