Michelle Rogers is a Human Rights and Environmental Artist and Activist. She grew up in Dundalk, Ireland on the border between the Northern and Southern regions of the country at the height of the Troubles. As early as 1993, Amnesty International selected her to go to Bosnia, an experience that resulted in a series of paintings about the darkest side of human nature.
In 2002, she was invited to show her painting 9-11 Memorial, a tribute to those lost on September 11, at the Irish Arts Center in New York City. Other important exhibitions include Transformations 1,2,3 Tribute to Caravaggio at the Museum of Modern art in Guadalajara, Mexico and at the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome, and Troubles at Home, a series, which examines the notion of patriotism in North America following the 9-11 attacks; exhibited at Track 16 gallery in Los Angeles. Her large painting “Lampedusa,”explores the plight and flight of immigrants of Italy, which were shown both at the Judson Memorial Church in New York City and in St. George Church in Venice during The Venice Biennale 52.
Her latest Environmental exhibition “Tender Alchemy”was exhibited in New York at Jenn Singer Gallery in September 2015. Other recent exhibitions at The Paul Kane gallery in Dublin“ I am from where I am” explore the ideas of homeland while her exhibition in Rome “On earth as it is in heaven” included work focusing on political and environmental problems and was accompanied by a catalogue with introduction by Achille Bonito Oliva.
Rogers divides her time between Rome, New York, and Dublin.