Ellen Rogers is an artist and sculptor. Her art creations are direct results of her fieldwork in Africa as a wildlife veterinarian. She earned her BFA at the Maine College of Art, in Portland, Maine and her MFA from the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, New York.
Prior to becoming an artist, Rogers earned her BA degree at Harvard and her DVM degree (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) at Tufts Veterinary School, Grafton, Massachusetts. Awarded the African Wildlife Medicine and Conservation Fellowship, Rogers trained in South Africa working hands-on with elephants, lions, rhinos, hippos, giraffe, zebras and more. During this time she was filmed for the thirteen-episode documentary, The Great African Wildlife Rescue (produced by Disney and shown on Animal Planet Channel and the Disney International Channel). She taught at Tufts Veterinary School and wildlife conservation medicine courses in South Africa. Rogers has been featured in several wildlife television shows, including four episodes of Animal Face-Off (Discovery Channel) as an on-camera expert.
As an artist, Rogers has shown her work in Maine, New York, Tennessee, Michigan, Canada, and China, with pieces in the permanent collections of Paul Smith’s College (Paul Smiths, NY) and the Allan Brooks Nature Centre (Vernon, BC, Canada), as well as private collectors. Rogers completed a year-long residency at Paul Smith’s College in New York and a one month residency at Caetani Cultural Centre (BC, Canada). She now lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island where she is an Artist-In Residence at The Steel Yard.
Learn more about Ellen and her work by visiting her website: www.ellenrogers.com