Spencer Rogers creates original works of modern abstract art that showcase a use of color in motion through a unique process using his sensitivity to sonic energy to create his pieces. His influences over time range from education here in Chicago, where he began to study painting and photography at Loyola Academy, to earning a BA in Fine Arts at the University of San Diego. It was there he took his junior year to study abroad at the Art Institute of Florence in Italy. This time specifically inspired Spencer as he was fully encouraged in the program to pursue limitless creative freedom. Spencer additionally spent time traveling as a professional musician while living in Los Angeles. All of these elements formed Spencer into the artist he is today as they combine all his creative talents: painting, photography and music. Add in the emotion evoked by his love of family which drew he, his wife Dana and son, back here to settle in Chicago and Spencer Rogers Fine Art was born.
Spencer fully immerses himself into each piece all while continuing to push boundaries, further evolving himself. His painting style was born out of his passion for both art and music and the combination of these two for Spencer translates into these wildly choreographed "concerts on canvas" that intend to spread joy; to inspire abstract thinking; and to provide a unique, ever changing focus on which to interpret individually and enjoy repeatedly.
As the co-owner of Spencer Rogers Fine Art, Dana Rogers contributes creatively with Spencer, especially in the photography portion of their products. She herself is a professionally trained and renowned commercial and fine art family photographer who began her career with celebrity photo shoots (Billy Bob Thorton, Mark McGrath, and Nicole Scherzinger to name a few) while also working on national advertising campaigns for several Fortune 500 companies including Coca-Cola, SC Johnson, Crest, Walgreens and McDonald’s. Dana graduated in 2009 from the esteemed Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
After she and Spencer married in 2005, her career path, along with their lives, happily changed with the birth of their son Cash. Seeing the opportunity to share her talents with families searching for unique ways to capture their lifetime memories, Edenhurst Studio, her photography company, was born. Using her extensive professional, commercial and storytelling photographic expertise, Dana helps families capture their most personal stories through her lens producing priceless and precious works of art.
She therefore brings her creative talent, business knowledge and entrepreneur drive to Spencer Rogers Fine Art.
Erika Phenner joined the Spencer Rogers Fine Art team with over 20+ years of project based art production for both the advertising and editorial industry. After getting her start working with National Geographic photographers, she moved into the advertising industry that had her based in San Francisco working with such clients as Dell Computers, Allied Domecq Brands and Beringer Estate Vineyards. Then she accepted an opportunity which took her and her husband to New York to first work for Time Inc. and then Meredith Corporation on brands such as People and DirecTV. After the arrival of two boys, they decided to settle here in Chicago which is were they finally fulfilled her and her boys dreams of adding Gus (their small dog;) to their family.
Understanding the energy, creativity and diligence behind the artist, Erika is excited to come on board to further expand Spencer's exposure as an artist and venture into different mediums within in the industry.