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Roger Allan Cleaves
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  • Madison, WI
  • United States
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Website
http://www.rogerallancleaves.com
Relationship status
single
College / University
University of Wisconsin- Madison
Program / Degree
MFA
Member type
Artist, Collector, Critic, Gallery
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Drawing, Installation, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video
I am...
Roger Allan Cleaves was born in Memphis,TN and studied at the University of Memphis, where he received his BFA degree. During his time at Memphis he attended the Yale Norfolk Summer Program for the arts after receiving the Ellen Battell Stoekel Fellowship. His works have been featured in many juried exhibitions across the country. In 2008 Cleaves was awarded the GOF and the Louis G Roberts Fellowship to attend graduate school at the University of Wisconsin at Madison where he received his MFA degree in 2011. His most recent publication is the 2011 International Drawing Annual published by Manifest Gallery. Currently, Cleaves lives and works in Madison,WI.
About my artwork
My works are a mixture of autobiographical tales, symbolic icons, and cultural events that I want to make sense of through the art making process. I’m interested in the combination of memories, from both my point of view and the accounts of other people’s lives through documentation or spoken recollection. A constant dialogue between these gathered memories and other works of art from art history and classic literary novels occurs in my work. I’m interested in both images and works of art that featured protagonist capable of heroic ability. Like all great protagonist my characters have short comings. My interest lies in how the short comings of characters shape the contemporary landscape.

With my research in mind, I create characters based on this idea of the heroic and these characters investigate an envisioned dystopian world that mimics contemporary life. I’m exploring the idea of wanting to change something about the world and about my own identity, but not knowing the best way to achieve that change. Change is created through adventure and the through heroic feats. My works are a document of a society’s adventures, failures, and mundane moments in life.
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"nice to meet u .i wish  to be your friends. i love arts. too. i wish show my art or u. too ."
Mar 13, 2012
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Nov 4, 2011
Roger Allan Cleaves replied to Roger Allan Cleaves's discussion Aesthetic Taste V1 in the group Drawing
"Thanks to everyone that checked out the zine. The feedback and support has been extremely positive. I expect the next issue to be bigger and equally refreshing."
Nov 2, 2011
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"Hi Joanna. Thanks for checking out Aesthetic Taste. I enjoyed my visit to your page and looking through your works. - Roger"
Oct 30, 2011
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Oct 30, 2011
Roger Allan Cleaves commented on Marc Johns's group Drawing
"Check out Aesthetic Taste V1 ( more details in the discussion board)http://issuu.com/rogerallan/docs/ataste_1"
Oct 28, 2011
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Aesthetic Taste V1

Hi this is Roger Cleaves, editor of Aesthetic Taste,and  I would like to invite you to check out our online publication at  http://issuu.com/rogerallan/docs/ataste_1. It's free, the writing is funny, and the art is top notch. I think you will like this creative effort. If…See More
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Roger Allan Cleaves presents The Magic Hour - Fine Art Exhibition

The Magic Hour is a fine art exhibition focusing on Chapter 5 of a narrative tale involving potions, magic, and epic heroic failure. Using abstract comic f...
Mar 14, 2011
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At 7:52 on March 13, 2012, hixwerybrey said…

nice to meet u .i wish  to be your friends. i love arts. too. i wish show my art or u. too .

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At 9:11 on February 9, 2011, christian hennie said…
thanks for the coment! whent and checked out your web page to! good stuffs!
At 14:14 on January 26, 2011, Leanne Broadbent said…
Thank you for your comment. I think your work is really great.
At 21:25 on December 8, 2010, Kitty Hillier said…
Hello. Thankyou. I really like graphic element in your work, and possible narratives running through them, also the unfinished/drawn style really appeals to me, are you working on plywood?
At 14:10 on October 30, 2010, moira said…
Art is magic!
At 15:30 on August 12, 2010, KateSmith said…
Hi Roger, thanks for your comments, really like your work too!
At 13:47 on July 9, 2010, Petra said…
Hmm also makes me think of a of an Arcimboldo kind of craziness, inferno of small characters making up an overall whole!
At 13:39 on July 9, 2010, Petra said…
Hi Roger! :) Thank you - I really enjoyed viewing your work too - what an interesting mixture of styles and genre associations - cartoon, caricature, painting, drawing, also makes me think of native American patterns / motifs and intricate tapestries with a contemporary humorous twist! Great!
 
 
 

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