The artwork that I have made while at c.r.e.t.a. Rome has been informed from my time in Italy, and specifically Rome. Much of the work is reminiscent of streets that I have often walked or places that I have enjoyed to spend time such as Largo di Torre Argentina. The neoclassical bust that is placed on its head is based on a sculpture, Head of an Athlete, that is for sale at the Vatican Museum for €212.
Chris Rodgers earned his BA from West Virginia State University in 2012 and just recently completed his MFA at the University of Arkansas this past spring. While at the University of Arkansas he organized two exhibitions, UARK U-HAUL at NCECA Pittsburgh and UARK LAMP at NCECA Minneapolis. Later this year he will partake in residencies at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Ox-Bow School of Art, and Casa Lu Tlaplan, Mexico City. Rodgers was able to attend the c.r.e.t.a. Rome Residency on behalf of the generosity of the Lighton International Artists Exchange Program (LIAEP).