abstract/modern

Roger Weik

biography

Born:              
Chicago, Illinois  1949

MUSEUM PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

HYDE COLLECTION   Glen Falls, New York
FROST ART MUSEUM  Miami, Florida
ELGIZ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART   Istanbul, Turkey
AMARILLO MUSEUM OF ART  Amarillo, Texas
FORT WAYNE MUSEUM OF ART    Fort Wayne, Indiana
MULVANE ART MUSEUM     Topeka, Kansas
SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART   Loretto, Pennslyvania
HOUSATONIC MUSEUM OF ART      Bridgeport, Connecticut
FSU- MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS   MOFA   Florida State University   Tallahassee, Florida
DAVID WINTON BELL GALLERY     List Art Center-Brown University    Providence, Rhode Island
USF-CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM   University of Southern Florida     Tampa, Florida
BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART   Boca Raton, Florida
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM   Oxnard, California
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART   Tucson, Arizona
BAKERSFIELD MUSEUM OF ART   Bakersfield, California
MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART     Jackson, Mississippi
TRITON MUSEUM OF ART   Santa Clara, California
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS  MOFA    St. Petersburg, Florida
NAPLES MUSEUM OF ART    Naples, Florida
ST. LOUIS MUSEUM OF ART    Saint Louis, Missouri
KRESGE ART MUSEUM   Michigan State University   East Lansing, Michigan
CROCKER ART MUSEUM   Sacramento, California
ROBERT V. FULLERTON ART MUSEUM   San Bernardino, California
DAUM MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART    Sedalia, Missouri
DE SAISSET MUSEUM OF ART   Santa Clara, California
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MUSEUM OF ART   Ann Arbor, Michigan
ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM      Springfield, Illinois
OWENSBORO MUSEUM OF FINE ART   Owensboro, Kentucky
KNOXVILLE MUSEUM OF ART   Knoxville, Tennessee
ARKANSAS ARTS FOUNDATION   Little Rock, Arkansas
MILDRED LANE KEMPER ART MUSEUM   Washington University   Saint Louis, Missouri
EVANSVILLE MUSEUM OF ART, HISTORY and SCIENCE   Evansville, Indiana
SPRINGFIELD ART MUSEUM    Springfield, Missouri
MARIANNA KISTLER BEACH MUSEUM OF ART   Kansas State University   Manhattan, Kansas
ST. LOUIS  UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART  Saint. Louis, Missouri
MUSEUM OF ART & ARCHAEOLOGY   University of Missouri   Columbia, Missouri
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY MUSEUM OF ART   Lexington, Kentucky
MITCHELL ART MUSEUM   Mt. Vernon, Illinois
LONGVIEW MUSEUM OF FINE ART     Longview, Texas
EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART   El Paso, Texas
WESTMONT COLLEGE REYNOLDS GALLERY   Santa Barbara, California
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY   Edwardsville, Illinois
CALIFORNIA  CENTER FOR THE ARTS MUSEUM  Escondido, California
CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY GUGGENHEIM GALLERY      Orange, California

EDUCATION

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
School Of Fine Arts and Communications
B.S. Fine Arts and Art Education 1971
K-14 Teaching Credential-Lifetime
Master of Fine Arts in Painting 1973

CORPORATE & PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Sheraton Hotel   Indianapolis,Indiana
Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel and Casino  North Carolina
Premier Medical Center    High Point, North Carolina
Piedmont Design Corporation   North Carolina
MGM GRAND Hotel   Las Vegas, Nevada
Hilton Hotel  -Capital Hill,   Washington D.C.
LPA Architecture and Design Firm    Los Angeles, California
HOK Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Interiors, Culver City, California
Neiman Marcus       Houston, Texas
Neiman Marcus       Bal Harbor, Florida
Neiman Marcus       Saint Louis, Missouri
Barbara Lockart & Associates    San Francisco, California
[SEVEN-DEGREES]     Laguna Beach, California
Guggenheim Gallery       Chapman University, Orange, California
Premier Dental Administration   Fountain Valley, California
Chiodini & Associates   Saint Louis, Missouri
Continental Development     El Segundo, California
Equitable Insurance Building    Saint Louis, Missouri
Lou Fusz Nissan             Saint Louis, Missouri
Color Art Corporation    Saint Louis, Missouri
Paulo  Products               Saint Louis, Missouri
Facts and Comparisons Inc.   Saint Louis, Missouri
University City Library   Saint Louis, Missouri
Southern Illinois University    Edwardsville, Illinois
Missouri State Administration Building   Sedalia, Missouri

CATALOGUES

“Art Auction 2010”, CROCKER ART MUSEUM,  Sacramento, California    2010

“Art Auction 2009”, CROCKER ART MUSEUM,  Sacramento, California    2009
“Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, Art/House Auction 2008”,
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM, Torrance, California  2008
“Art Auction 2008”, CROCKER ART MUSEUM,  Sacramento, California    2008
“California Visions Art Auction XII”, LONG BEACH ART MUSEUM, Long Beach, California  2007
“Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, Art/House Auction 2007”, GALLERY-C,
Hermosa Beach, California  2007
“Art Auction 2007”, CROCKER ART MUSEUM,  Sacramento, California    2007
“Art Auction 2006”, CROCKER ART MUSEUM,  Sacramento, California    2006
“Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, Art/House Auction 2006”, GALLERY-C,
Hermosa Beach, California  2006
“Art Auction 2005”,  CROCKER ART MUSEUM,  Sacramento, California   2005
“California Visions Art Auction XI”, LONG BEACH ART MUSEUM, Long Beach, California  2005
"Six Saint Louis Artists", MUSEE DE ARTE MODERNE,   Lyon, France   1979
"Mid America Art Exhibition",  OWENSBORO MUSEUM OF FINE ART, Juror: Thomas Armstrong III, Director of Whitney Museum of American Art, Owensboro, Kentucky  1979
"31st Annual Mid States Art Exhibition",  EVANSVILLE MUSEUM OF ART, Juror: Horst W. Janson, 
Evansville, Indiana   1978
"Missouri Professional Art Exhibition",  FINE ARTS GALLERY, Juror: Townsend Wolfe III,
Sedalia, Missouri   1978
"30th Annual Mid States Art Exhibition", EVANSVILLE MUSEUM OF ART, Juror: Thomas Armstrong III, Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Evansville, Indiana   1977
"Fourth Southern Illinois Artists Exhibition", MITCHELL ART MUSEUM, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 1977
"La Grange National III", LA GRANGE UNIVERSITY, Juror: Jane Livingston     Georgia   1977
"19th Annual Delta Art Exhibition",  ARKANSAS ART FOUNDATION, Little Rock, Arkansas,
  Juror: Ivan C. Karp of the O.K. Harris Gallery, New York City  1976
"Mid-South Biennial",  BROOKS MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM, Memphis, Tennessee, Juror: Gudmund Vigtel of the High Museum,  Atlanta, Georgia  1975
"Illinois Professional Art Exhibition",  FINE ARTS GALLERY, Springfield, Illinois  1975

artist statement

Since my early days in College in the 70’s, I’ve always held an affinity for thickness and texture.  There was something very organic about my work, a sense of having been created by some natural process rather than by an act of will on the part of the artist.  These are some of the things I’m working with.  But no position, no school, no formula … there are no rules of how it should be.
 

I’m always surprised by the unexpected, but does one actually know what one’s doing?  In my case, when I’m finished with a painting, often I don’t know why it’s finished.  I know that it affects and moves me, that it has a life of its own; that it exists.  However, I’m not at all sure, I know what  it is.  And so much the better if it has all kinds of possibilities others can see. 
 

The essential part of being an artist comes through when one doesn’t become too protective of what he thinks is his way of working.  What you think you can’t do is exactly what you already should be doing, rather than just putting it off, simply because you’re afraid to lose yourself.  But when you lose yourself that’s when the Art happens.

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