Rodger Stevens is an American artist & sculptor whose principal mediums are metal wire and hand-hammered brass. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rodger studied at the Parsons School of Design (NYC), the School of Visual Arts (NYC) and Pace University (NYC). He is an internationally exhibited artist with work in numerous private and institutional collections.
His work, while abstract in nature, is firmly rooted in a deep personal narrative and draws heavily upon literature, history, mathematics, human physiology and his day to day family experience. The objects he hand-crafts embody carefully wrought stories—notions—and, through composition and form, speak to the viewer. He has been influenced by the city he grew up in, his surroundings providing a foundation in his work: scaffolding, fire hydrants, architecture and personal experience.
Stevens' work has been exhibited both domestically and internationally. Commissions include: The Whitney Museum of Art, The American Folk Art Museum, PS1, The Katonah Museum, The Bristol Museum, Tiffany & Co., Barney's, Sothebys, Starbucks, Nike, David Rockwell, Jonathan Adler, Todd Oldham, The W Hotel, Mumm's Champagne, Yohji Yamamoto, The New York Children's Museum of Art, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Stuart Weitzman, Sotheby's, MTV, Persol, The Hangaram Museum of Art in Seoul.
Private Collections include: Leonard Lauder, Tom Armstrong, David Rockwell, Todd Oldham, Jonathan Adler, Simon Doonan, Alton Brown, Alfred Taubman, David and Jane Walentas, and John Nye.
kinder MODERN is thrilled to present his collection of playful, kinetic, brass objects designed and made especially for us and hand-crafted for literal movement.