Robert Kogge

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Humidifier Graphite On Canvas 42"X28" © Robert Kogge
Shipping Station Graphite On Canvas 54x38 Inches
Graphite On Unprimed Canvas 20x32 Inches © Robert Kogge
View of Lower Manhattan Colored Pencil And Ink Wash On Canvas 16x32 Inches
View from Ferry Road Colored Pencil, Ink Wash On Canvas 26"X38" © Robert Kogge
View of Edgewater Colored Pencil And Ink Wash On Canvas 24x36 Inches
View of Secaucus , 24x38inches Colored Pencil And Ink Wash On Canvas © Robert Kogge
Tanks R.S. Colored Pencil And Ink Wash On Canvas 9x11 Inches
Still life with Half Moon Colored Pencil, Ink Wash On Canvas 16"X20" © Robert Kogge
Ink Wash And Color Pencil 17x22 Inches © Robert Kogge
Stiill life with Opened Door Colored Pencil And Ink Wash On Canvas 14"X20" © Robert Kogge
Still life with Blue Moon Colored Pencil And Ink Wash On Canvas 17z16 Inches
Still life with Spaldeen Colored Pencil And Ink Wash On Canvas 14'x20" © Robert Kogge
Still life with Flour Colored Pencil And Ink Wash On Canvas 12"X22" © Robert Kogge
Still life with a Crescent Colored Pencil And Ink Wash On Canvas 14x22inches
Still life with Keys Colored Pencil And Ink Wash On Canvas 10x18 Inches
Still life with Canteloupe , 2006 Colored Pencil And Ink Wash On Canvas 16x17 Inches © R. Kogge
12/14, Jersey City, 2014 Graphite On Canvas 10x10 Inches
12/14, Jersey City I, 2014 Graphite On Canvas 10x10 Inches
Quick Facts
Hoboken, NJ
Birth year
Lives in
Jersey City, NJ
Works in
Jersey City, NJ
Parsons School of Design
Representing galleries
figurative, landscape, modern, traditional
Learn about my process


150 Bay St. Apt. 702

Jersey City NJ 07302

201 721 5933

Birth date: September 15, 1953; Hoboken, New Jersey

Education: 1973 –1977 Parson’s School of Design, New York, NY




Professional Experience:


2014 Published ‘Mixed Media Drawing: Colored Pencil and Ink Wash’ an online class with Craftsy Symopz Inc., Denver, CO

Workshop Instructor at the National Academy Museum School, NYC, March 15, 22, 29, 2014                                                                                                                

Workshop at the Silver mines Art Center, New Canaan, CT - April 16 through April 17, 2014

Affiliate Faculty Member at The Jerusalem Studio School, Civita Castellana, Italy 2013        

Workshops conducted at The Montclair Museum, ‘Advanced techniques in colored pencil and ink wash’ ‘Tonal Drawing’ , Colored Pencil and Ink Wash on Canvas’ 2009 – present

Workshop conducted at Art Students League, ‘Advanced techniques in colored pencil and ink wash’,  2011 - Present

Instructor at the Yard School of Art, Montclair Museum of Art since 2009                

Visiting Artist The Maryland Institute College of Art; Baltimore MD, Oct. 2000

Instructor Memorial High School; West New York, NJ,  1999 - 2009


Solo Exhibitions


2006 O.K. Harris Works of Art; New York, NY

1998 Atelier A/E Gallery; New York, NY

1996 J.J. Brookings Gallery; San Francisco, CA

1996 O.K. Harris Works of Art; New York, NY

1992 O.K. Harris Works of Art; New York, NY

1991 O.K. Harris Works of Art; Birmingham, MI

1989 O.K. Harris Works of Art; New York, NY

1988 Zimmerman Saturn Gallery; Nashville, TN

1988 O.K. Harris Works of Art; New York, NY


Group Exhibitions


2015 Still Life Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Arts 36 Main St. Northampton, MA 2/4 -3/15

2014 21st Benefit Exhibition at The Painting Center, 547 W 27th St., NY, NY, 11/25 –12/20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

2014 15th Anniversary Exhibit, Artists Guild of Rahway NJ, 3/23–                                                                            

2013 Size Matters: Small Works from the Fine Art Collection, NJ State Museum, 8/26 – 12/30/12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2011 Group Show, Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, 7/11                                  

2008 "From the Garden of Earthly Delights", Arts Guild of Rahway, 1/9/08 - 2/1/08, Rahway, NJ

2008 "Timeless: The Art of Drawing," The Morris Museum, 9/3/08 - 10/21/08 Morristown, NJ                                                                                                                         

2008 "Sprawl" NJ Arts Annual: The Jersey City Museum, 3/0JerseCity,NJ

2003 “Conversations,” Evergreen House, Baltimore, MD; Oct 2003 "Subject: Object,” O.K. Harris Works of Art; New York, NY 5/31-9/6

2001 “The Art of Illusion,” The L. A. County Fair, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA; 9/7-9/23

2001 “15E: Contemporary Art and the NJ Turnpike,” Paul Robeson Gallery at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ; 9/21-10/21

2000 “Annual New Talent Show,” Rosen field Gallery; Philadelphia, PA; 7/09-7/30/2000

2000 “Real Illusions, “ 7th Annual Realism Invitation, Van De Griff Gallery; Santa Fe, NM; 7/14/00-8/3/00

2000 National Academy of Design, 175th Annual Exhibition, New York, NY; 2/9-3/26/2000

1999 “A Gathering of Still Lifes,” Bachelier &Cardonsky Gallery; Kent, CT; 4/17-5/16/1999

1998 New Jersey Fine Art Annual; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; 5/17/98 –8/16/98

1998 Jersey City Museum, New Jersey State Council on the Arts; Arts Fellowship Exhibition; Jersey City, NJ; 6 /24/98 –9/19/98

1997 “Miniature Exhibit,” J.J. Brookings Gallery; San Francisco, CA; 12/01/97-12/31/97

1997 16th Annual Metro Show, ‘Best in Show,’ City Without Walls; Newark, NJ; 11/20/97 –1/09/98; also exhibited at 12th and 13th Annual Metro Show.

1997 Current Perspectives on Urban & Suburban Landscapes, New Jersey State Museum; Trenton, NJ

1994 Group Show, Landscapes, A.J. Leiderman Fine Art; Hoboken, NJ

1994 New Jersey Arts, Annual: Fine Arts 1994, New Jersey State Museum; Trenton, NJ

1993 New Approaches to the Still Life, Tower Fines Arts Gallery; SUNY College at Brockport, NY

1990-88 Art at the Millhouse III, II and Insiders & Outsiders (respectively), Webb & Parsons North; Bedford Hills, NY

1989 Tools, Instruments, Utensils, San Francisco International Airport; San Francisco, CA




2003 The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New York, Grant Recipient; 4/3/03

2002 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Grant Recipient; 2/19/02

2002 NJSCA Fellowship, Visual Arts –Painting; 1/29/02

1998 Best In Show, 16th Annual Metro Show, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ; 11/20/97

1997 Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Hancock, MA; Grant Recipient

1996 Pollock-Kransner Foundation, New York; Grant Recipient

1995 NJSCA Fellowship, Visual Arts - Painting

1996 Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Fellowship Award for Artist Residency at the Vermont Studio Center; Johnson, VT; 3/02/97 –3/29/97


Selected Collections


Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia                                   

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Louis Dubin, New York, NY

Ivan Karp, New York, NY

The Hunter Museum; Chattanooga, TN

New Jersey State Museum; Trenton, NJ

Chase Manhattan Bank; New York, NY

Prudential Insurance Company of America; Newark, NJ

Arbor Drugs; Troy, MI

Richard Brown Baker; New York, NY

American Interactive Media; Los Angles, CA

National Westminster Bank; South Amboy, NJ

The Dana Library, Rutgers University; Newark, NJ


Bibliography – Catalogs – Publications


2014 November Issue of Colored Pencil Magazine                                                                                                                                                                                      2011 Theme #3 Chiaroscuro, Untitled, 26 x 38 inches, graphite on canvas   

2011 ‘A Guide to Drawing’ 8th edition, published by Cengage Learning, Untitled, 1989’, graphite on canvas

2010 The Still lives of Robert Kogge: More Than Meets the Eye, by Allison Malafronte, American Artist, Sept. 2010 issue, pp 64-70.

2010 ‘Drawing Inspiration: Visual Artists at WorkCengage’,  by Michael Fleishman, Delmar Cengage Learning publication, pp259-260.

2009 New American Paintings, The Open Studios Competition; Open Studios Press; Boston, MA, Vol. 81, 2009; Vol. 39, 2002; Vol. 27, 1998; Vol. 15, 1996.  

2009 Drawing “Untitled’ graphite on canvas, 1990; used as reference resource by Instructor Mary Kenny, Sierra Nevada College for Drawing 121 – 1: Beginning Drawing, Spring Syllabus

2009 Drawing “Untitled’ graphite on canvas, 1990; used as reference resource by Professor Denise Johnson, Chaffy College for Art 14, Introduction to Drawing, Theme #8

2008 "Timeless: The Art of Drawing," The Morris Museum, 9/30-10/21, Morristown, NJ

2008 "Sprawl" NJ Arts Annual: The Jersey City Museum, 3/08, Jersey City, NJ

New American Paintings, The Open Studios Competition; Open Studios Press; Boston, MA; Vol. 39; 2002

The Pollock Krasner Foundation, Inc., Millennium Report, Jan. 2000, “Still Life with a Light,” 1996

“Art: A Community Connection” by Elson Kattar and Marilyn Stewart; published by Davis Publications, Inc.; Worcester, MA; 2000. “Untitled,” 1989. New American Paintings, The Open Studio Competition, Open Studio Press; Wellesley, MA; Vol. 27; 2000

Art for the Fifth Grade, Curriculum Center of the Ministry of Education and Culture Publishers, Jerusalem, Israel, 1999; “Still Life with a Light,” 1995

New Jersey Annual: Fine Arts 1998, The Montclair Art Museum

New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Fellowship Exhibition 1996 and 1997, Jersey City Museum, 1998

New American Paintings, The Open Studios Competition, Open Studios Press; Wellesley, MA, Vol. IX, 1998

Drawings: A Contemporary Approach, 4th and 5th Edition, by Claudia Betti and Teil Sale, 1997, Harcourt Brace College Publishers; Ft. Worth, TX, 1996 “Untitled” 1991, graphite on canvas

Current Perspectives of Urban Landscape; 1997, New Jersey State Museum New Jersey Annual; Fine Arts, 1994, New Jersey State Museum

Modularist Review; Cover, Needlepoint Publications; New York, NY 1980

Parson’s School of Design; Cover, New York, NY 1976, 1975


Bibliography – Newspapers


2014 Gone West: The Journey to Jersey City for the 2014 Art & Studio Tour, by Audra Lambert               

Bischoff, Dan. "Art by hand: Regional drawing throughout the century" The Sunday Star Ledger, Oct. 5 2008

Sozansky, J. Edward. “New Talent Emerges.” The Philadelphia Enquire, July 8, 2000

Zimmer, William. “An Appraisal of the Urge to Innovate.” New York Times, (New Jersey Section). July 19, 1998. Pg. 13.

Zimmer, William. “Not Your Average Bucolic Landscapes.” New York Times, (New Jersey Section). March 30, 1997. Pg. 9

Raynor, Vivien. “Show of Agreeable Images: Landscapes in Many Forms.” New York Times, (New Jersey Section). July 17, 1994.

Zimmer, William. “A Robust Presentation in Art Annual at State Museum.” New York Times, (New Jersey Section). June 5, 1994.

Weinstein, Ann. “Big Apple’ serves up an exciting slice of modern art.” Roanoke Times & World – News. April 1, 1990. Pg. 6.

Quick, Susan. “Fine Lines.” Nashville Banner. September 27, 1988. p. B1.






Artists Statement



The desire and grasp ability of being an artist was there at a very young age as it’s been my good fortune to have had a gifted amateur artist for a father and two talented older brothers to chase. It seemed like an eternity that I would ever parallel any of them but the slim possibility that I might was enough to sustain my pursuit and eventually witness the dream come true

As a result of preparatory drawings developing beyond their purpose into finished works, I began drawing directly on unprimed canvas with graphite and currently am using colored pencils and ink wash on canvas. This is an approach fuses painting and drawing into a single process. The materials I use elect the heavy weave of the canvas to be the dominant, but impersonal, unifying mark throughout each work. This aspect of the images results in an even distillation of positive and negative space including a particulate profile of the atmosphere.

These works present what is recalled in the mind’s eye, aspiring to hold the viewers’ attention for reasons beyond what is being depicted. In this way, I hope meaning will emerge from the viewers’ own impressions, with vision less encumbered by what we think we know.

More generally, I try to draw the commonplace to an uncommon state by stressing issues of balance, harmony, order and calm.















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