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Fall in the aspen grove

Eunika Rogers
Memphis, TN

About the Artist

Eunika was born and raised in a small village near Trnava, Slovakia. At the age of twelve, she and her family went on a “vacation” to Yugoslavia, fleeing Czechoslovakia, which was then a communist block country. They spent the next four months in refugee camps and eventually immigrated to Canada.

Seven years later, after graduating from high school with honors, she packed her bags again and headed south to the Mississippi Delta following a tennis and cross-country running scholarship at Delta State University. She majored in both graphic arts and ceramics. During her senior year, under t…

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About the Artist

Eunika was born and raised in a small village near Trnava, Slovakia. At the age of twelve, she and her family went on a “vacation” to Yugoslavia, fleeing Czechoslovakia, which was then a communist block country. They spent the next four months in refugee camps and eventually immigrated to Canada.

Seven years later, after graduating from high school with honors, she packed her bags again and headed south to the Mississippi Delta following a tennis and cross-country running scholarship at Delta State University. She majored in both graphic arts and ceramics. During her senior year, under the guidance of her ceramic professor and mentor, she discovered her passion for clay – not only as an art form but also as a spiritual experience. On weekends, she and her mentor would go on clay digs in the Mississippi hills and work on their individual works of art.

After receiving her B.F.A., Eunika was accepted into a graduate program at the University of Memphis that allowed her to continue her study of ceramics. Her M.F.A. thesis intentions were to create beautifully thrown ceramic pieces. Instead, her final works included a mixture of raw and natural instillations created from her clay digs. These works provided an extensive collection of red-stained studio clothes that lead to the idea of using clay as a painting medium.

Today she still paints with Mississippi red clay that she digs up near Carrollton, MI. She also has added other clays and pigments to her palette. As a hiker and ultra-distance trail runner she has the means to find secluded areas with clay deposits. She runs with a small backpack and carries, along with her running/hiking gear, a small shovel, ziplock bags, and a camera to record her experiences. She has a collection of umber, sienna, and ochre clays from across America’s countryside. These clays provide the staining pigments that make up her art imagery. Through her art she tries to capture the passage of time and how it imprints our lives.

Artist’s Work

Nude study 1
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Nude study #1

By Eunika Rogers

Fall in the aspen grove
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fall in the aspen grove

By Eunika Rogers

A new beginnin
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a new beginnin

By Eunika Rogers

Aspen morning
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aspen morning

By Eunika Rogers

And a deeper silence
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And a deeper silence

By Eunika Rogers

Floral 8
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floral 8

By Eunika Rogers

Like dandelions in the wind
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Like dandelions in the wind

By Eunika Rogers

Nude study 3
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Nude Study #3

By Eunika Rogers

Nude study 4
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Nude Study #4

By Eunika Rogers

Finally i thought it was time
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finally I thought it was time

By Eunika Rogers

For this moment thats enough
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for this moment that's enough

By Eunika Rogers

Holding a razor
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holding a razor

By Eunika Rogers

Tangled at the root
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tangled at the root

By Eunika Rogers

Following your trail
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following your trail

By Eunika Rogers

Just fall and fade away
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just fall and fade away

By Eunika Rogers

Untitled 187
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untitled

By Eunika Rogers

Within the tempest
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within the tempest

By Eunika Rogers

Upon reflection we are the source of all tears
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upon reflection we are the source of all tears

By Eunika Rogers

My heart is not your destination
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my heart is not your destination

By Eunika Rogers

Il sussuro del bosco
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il sussuro del bosco

By Eunika Rogers

If i allow my soul to fly
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if I allow my soul to fly

By Eunika Rogers

When swallows adorn the morning sky
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when swallows adorn the morning sky

By Eunika Rogers

Let me wonder where i will
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let me wonder where i will

By Eunika Rogers

Wondring back and fourth
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wondring back and fourth

By Eunika Rogers

Just to hear its melody
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just to hear its melody

By Eunika Rogers

Appealing to the touch
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appealing to the touch

By Eunika Rogers

Carve my chest up
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carve my chest up

By Eunika Rogers

Ready to snap at any moment
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ready to snap at any moment

By Eunika Rogers

It becomes mesmerizing
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it becomes mesmerizing

By Eunika Rogers

Way down there where its dark and gritty
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way down there where its dark and gritty

By Eunika Rogers

Stunned by the silence of falling rain
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Stunned by the silence of falling rain

By Eunika Rogers

Transient
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Transient

By Eunika Rogers

Window of time
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Window of Time

By Eunika Rogers

Nude study 2
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Nude Study #2

By Eunika Rogers

A stronghold to which i will return
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a stronghold to which i will return

By Eunika Rogers

Still my soul whispers
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still my soul whispers

By Eunika Rogers

There is a flow
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there is a flow

By Eunika Rogers

Drowning thoughts
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drowning thoughts

By Eunika Rogers

Where will i go
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where will I go

By Eunika Rogers

Murmur carelessly
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murmur carelessly

By Eunika Rogers

Plant me in another garden
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plant me in another garden

By Eunika Rogers

Beginning
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beginning

By Eunika Rogers

Covering every page
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covering every page

By Eunika Rogers

El momento descuidado
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El momento descuidado

By Eunika Rogers

Pour le temps
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Pour le temps

By Eunika Rogers

If i could tell you
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If I could tell you

By Eunika Rogers

Concerto of deliverance
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Concerto of Deliverance

By Eunika Rogers

Going through changes
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going through changes

By Eunika Rogers

Selected Exhibitions

  • Origins
    Memphis, TN, 2016
  • Flesh: Revealing Passion for Paint
    Portland, OR, 2016
  • Spring Sirens
    Water Valley, MS, 2016
  • Once upon a time
    Fayetteville, NC, 2016
  • Kamruz Gallery
    Telluride, CO, 2016

Press and Accolades

  • 'In the silence of my flesh' a CD cover for Bonnie and the Bang Bang
    2016
  • If I allow my soul to fly - first prize juried Exhibition, Northbrook, IL
    2015
  • European Confederation of Art Critics Award at Chianciano International Art Award Exhibit
    October 2012

Education

  • University of Memphis, MFA
    Memphis, TN,1997 
  • Delta State University, BFA
    Cleveland, MS,1994