BEHIND THE LENS
Roger Leege draws on his past as a lawn boy, meat cutter, storyteller, trucker, EMT, trim carpenter, bass player, painter, embalmer’s assistant, printmaker, analog photographer, journalist, videographer, dissident, educator, computer scientist, Florida man, and very private investigator, to create words and pictures that range from straight to strange.
Roger earned BA and MA degrees in Visual Arts at Goddard College, followed by post-graduate work in Industrial Technology at Central Connecticut State University and in Computer Science at the University of Hartford. As an artist and educator, he was an early adopter and evangelist for computer art and digital artist's tools. He has worked at the intersection of Art and Technology throughout his career and has taught scholastic, college, and adult-level Visual Arts, Indus-trial Technology, Photography, Serigraphy, Videography, Desktop Publishing, and Web Programming, as well as Computer Science, Technical Drawing, CAD, and Engineering Design. With gallery, print, and online credits in the US, Canada, and Europe, he currently lives and works in southwest Florida.
Selected Exhibits & Publications
Museum of Computer Art, Permanent Collection
Amanda Smith Gallery, "Gardens"
Tampa Museum of Art, "Five by Five"
The Darkroom Gallery (VT), "Photography by Design"
Black Box Gallery, "Photo Salon"
Lenscratch, "Mysteries, Dreams, and Other Worlds"
Words and Images, U. Maine, "2014, February"
After Nyne Magazine (UK), Featured Artist, Feb/Mar 2014
Black Box Gallery, "Portraiture: Through the Lens"
Poetry Space (UK), Number 13, Number 26
Venice Art Center, Gallery, March, 2014
Gulfstream Literary Magazine, Issue 11, 2014
The Gambler Magazine,"Powerballin'", March, 2014
Infused-The GPS-enabled Magazine, "Airport Avenue"
Miracle Magazine (UK), "CAGE", June, 2014
Tupelo Quarterly, Issue 4, 2014
Uno Kudo, print anthology, Volume 4
Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center
Fall, 2014, "Coif"
Winter, 2015, "Downside Upside Down"
The Gambler Mag, Winter, 2015, "House Wins Again"
Lime Hawk Journal, January, 2015
CAGO, 2015 Print Anthology
Subterranean Quarterly, Winter, 2015
The Corner Club Press, Issue 16, Spring, 2015 "Cover"
(em): Review of Text and Image, #3, "Cover"
Duende Literary Journal, Spring 2015
Ascent (Concordia College), May, 2015
Die Angst (Berlin), October, 2015
Vimfire Magazine, October 2015
Oddball Magazine (Boston), October 2015
Graffiti Canons Gallery, 2016
Berkeley Fiction Review, Issue 36, May, 2016
Der Greif, Issue 9, 2016
Marie Selby Gardens Gallery, May, 2016
1 : 1000, "Stories To Be", May, 2016
Stirring : A Literary Collection, June and Sept., 2016
In-Flight Literary Magazine, Issues 9 and 10
Superstition Review, Fall, 2016
Fictional Cafe', March, 2017
805 Lit + Art, Spring, 2017
Icarus Anthology, Summer, 2017
Claudius Speaks, "Buried", May, 2017
Seethingography, "Going Home", Spring, 2017
Subprimal Poetry Art, Summer, 2017
Dodging the Rain, Featured, June, 2017
Scryptic Magazine,"Issue 1", Summer, 2017
Treehouse: Exhibition of the Arts, Featured Portfolio, July, 2017
Calamus Journal, "From Vienna", Aug., 2017
Foliate Oak Magazine, "Four Pieces", September 2017
Former Cactus Magazine, October 2017
Sourland Mountain Review, "1.2" Nov. 2017
Crab Fat Magazine, "Noon at Coole (Cover)" November, 2017
Jheronimous Bosch Museum, (Netherlands), "Lady Madonna" January 2018
The Charleston Anvil, Winter Issue, 2017
Saw Palm #12, February, 2018
Noctua Journal, March, 2018
Charleston Anvil, Summer 2018
Fictional Cafe', Anthology, October, 2018
Brine Magazine #2, January, 2019 (Cover)
Artemis Journal, Winter, 2019
Stonecrop Journal, Spring, 2019, Vol 1, No 1
New Southern Fugitives, May, 2019
Evansville Review, Spring 2020
Backchannels Journal, July, 2020
In addition to his own practice, Roger Leege sponsors the work of other artists as the founding publisher of
Dek Unu Magazine, an international journal of fine art photography. www.dekunumag.com.