Artist Profile

Sasha Rogers has been a professional painter for over 20 years. Whilst she has not lived in the vast Canadian prairies since the beginning of her career, she retains the influence of the vast expanses and endless horizon lines experienced in the landscape of her up bringing. Rogers sees her artwork as a continual exploration of, and dialogue with, physical and visual concepts of space.

It is important for her to create an entrance and exit, or in other words, a “portal” for the viewer to move into the depth of her horizon line that separates the bottom and top color fields of her paintings.

Her work suggests balance between different states, whether it is a reference to atmospheric conditions or the movement of water, a philosophical questioning of states of existence, or through an aesthetic rendering of color field imaging. Rogers’ work has been influenced by the work of William Turner, Mark Rothko, Agnes Martin, Antoni Tapies, and her father – sculptor and painter, Otto Rogers. What collectively draws her to these great artists is their dedication to evocative metaphors rather than literal descriptions. She states, “They invite rather than prescribe.”

Sasha Rogers received her Masters of Painting in 1987 and was a painting instructor for twelve years at the University of Toronto and the University of Saskatchewan. She has focused primarily on solo exhibits and international art fairs and her work is held in numerous public and private collections in Canada, the USA and Europe.

Capturing the vibrations between what hovers above and below is what inspires my work. As an artist, I commit myself to a poetic dance in the immeasurable; that place of equanimity between matter and spirit.

Sasha Rogers

Education and Honors

University of Alberta, Edmonton
Masters of Visual Arts, Painting 1987. Alberta Art Foundation Award, highest distinction given for outstanding research in the visual arts; singular award offered in the MVA program, 1986.

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honors, Drawing and Painting, 1983. Hilda J. Stewart Memorial Award for the most outstanding Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate, 1983. Distinguished Exhibition Award, 1984. Judy Poole Memorial Award, pre-eminent graduating exhibition, 1983. Heinz Jordan Award, most promising third year painting student, 1982.

Visual Arts Ontario
Grant recipient, 1989, 1999, 2001.


University of Toronto, 1990-1999.
Instructor of Painting, Drawing, Visual Studies & Thesis.

University of Saskatchewan, 1984-1986.
Instructor of Drawing and Painting.


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CityScape Properties LLC
Georgian Pontiac
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Hewlett Packard
Laurel Point Inn
Milestones Restaurant
New Vernon Capital
Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Services
Schulich School of Business
Teck Cominco
Tory Tory DesLauriers & Binnington Law Firm
University of Alberta
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
Westwind Productions

Numerous private collections in Canada, Israel, Switzerland, United States, Australia, England, The Netherlands and Russia.