Roger Welch, Montauk Point, 2010
Roger Welch is a conceptual artist working in a variety of media including sculpture, watercolor and photography.
Born in Westfield, New Jersey
Lives and works in Manhattan, New York
B.F.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
The Blossom/Kent Art Program, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
M.F.A, The School of the Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois.
Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York.
1980 National Endowment for the Arts.
1976 New York State Council on the Arts, C.A.P.S.
1974 National Endowment for the Arts.
1973 New York State Council on the Arts, C.A.P.S.
He has done several widely acclaimed installation art works which combine sculpture, video and film.
Welch has exhibited internationally since the 1970's.
He has had one-person exhibitions, among them, at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Milwaukee Art Museum; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas; Museo Nacional, Havana, Cuba and the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York.
Roger Welch is one of the founders of the "Narrative Art" movement along with John Baldessari, William Wegman and others.
He is also a pioneer in exploring personal memory and identity as an art form.
His works are included in many museum collections including the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Georgia Museum of Art, Musée de Saint Etienne in France, and the Tamayo Museum in Mexico City.