Roger Sayre is an artist living in Jersey City, NJ with is wife and daugther . His work has been written about in many publications, including the New York Times, Photography Now, and Sculpture Magazine. He has been granted three Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellowships through the New Jersey Council of the Arts and was awarded a Socrates Sculpture Park Fellowship along with his sometimes collaborator Charlotte Becket in 2015. Sayre teaches art at Pace University in NYC.

Also: Sayre is a backyard beekeeper, a mediocre banjo player, and the co-host of Double Dip Recess with Roger and Amanda on WFMU.

Roger Sayre


Solo Exhibitions

2019 The Gallery, Hampden Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, VA

2017 Drawing Rooms at Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ

2016 Hamilton Square Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2015 Drawing Rooms at Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ

  • Art Project Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2014 Windows on Columbus, Jersey City, NJ

2013 Peter Fingestin Gallery: Pace University, New York, NY

2012 The Majestic, Jersey City, NJ

2009 Open Square, Holyoke, MA

2008 Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI

2006 A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

  • Cooke Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ

2005 PhotoNewburgh, Newburgh, NY

  • Arts on 6th, Hoboken, NJ

  • Choate Gallery, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY

2002 Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2001 Camera Arts Gallery, Baylor University, Waco, TX

1999 Pierro Gallery (Formerly The Gallery of South Orange), South Orange, NJ

1996 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

1995 Longwood University (formerly Longwood College), Farmville, VA

1994 The Ridge Street Gallery, NYC

Collaborations and Two Person Exhibitions

2016 Gather, collaboration with Charlotte Becket, permanent public art installation,Functional Objects, Newburgh NY

2015 Full Tilt, collaboration with Charlotte Becket, public art installation, Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC

  • From NY with Love, collaboration w/ Charlotte Becket, public art installation, Eastern Washington University , Cheney WA

  • New Wave, collaboration with David Poppie: commissioned by Drexel University , Philadelphia, PA

2014 Counterparts, collaboration with Charlotte Becket, public art installation, South Orange, NJ

2013 Release, collaboration with Charlotte Becket, public art installation, Jersey City, NJ

2011 Roger Sayre and Barbara Friedman, Big Small and Casual, Brooklyn NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Toys – Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demerest NJ

  • JCArts Council Presents, Paramus NJ

  • Art Project Hamilton House, Jersey City NJ

  • Remix, Remediation, Dreams, One Art Space, NY, NY

2017 To Make a Mark : Vair Gallery Hampden Sydney, VA

2016 Big/Smaill The Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ (

2014 Open/Close, Shoebox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2013 Wildflower Sculpture Park, South Mountain Conservancy, Essex Co, NJ

  • In Form, 24-6 Space, NYC

2012 The Fool’s Journey, Curious Matter Gallery, Jersey City, NJ 07302

  • NJ State Council on the Arts Visual Fellowship Awards Exhibition,

  • The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ

2011 Classical, Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

  • Tricked, CultureFix, NY, NY

  • Flux Factory Bond Benefit, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

2010 Your Document Please, traveling exhibition, Fine Light, NYC

  • Hair Tactics, The Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

2009 Your Document Please, Travelling exhibition:

  • Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, Germany,

  • Galeria Z, Bratislava, Slovakia,

  • Galería Ajolote Arte Contemporáneo, Guadalajara, Mexico

2008 I feel that I am free but I know that I am not, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

  • Photo LA, Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, CA

  • SPRAWL, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

2007 Prepackaged Perspectives, A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

  • Lateral Attitudes, curated by Tom McGlynn,

  • Raritan Valley College, Sommerville, NJ

  • Lines Not Drawn, curated by Liz Lee, State University of New York, Fredonia, NY

2006 Surveillance, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

  • PhotoNY, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

2005 Sir Isaac's Loft Invitational, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA

2004 Identities, Northlight Gallery, University of Arizona, Tempe, AZ

  • Audio Visual Club, Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ

  • Identity, University of Arizona Gallery, Tempe, AZ

2003 Prima Facie, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

  • New Works on Paper, Pace University Gallery, Pleasantville, NY

  • Essence, Traveling exhibition: University of West GA, Atlanta, GA. Richards Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Pace University, Pleasantville, NY

2002 Art about the House, Goldman Memorial Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

  • Forms of Matter, Victory Hall, Jersey City, NY

  • Day of Remembrance September 11: Museums Celebrate America's Freedoms,

  • University Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

  • Pratt Institute Alumni Exhibition, Puck Building Gallery, New York, NY Juror: Fereshteh Daftari.

2001 Shadow Readings, 5 persons show, Ironton Gallery, Denver, CO

  • Snapshot, Traveling exhibition:

  • Beaver College, Glenside, PA,

  • The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD

  • Aldridge Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

2000 Second Annual Tour Invitational, Art 371, Jersey City, NJ

  • Fortitude, Art 371, Jersey City, NJ

  • St Lucy’s Homeless Shelter Art Exhibit/ Fundraiser, Jersey City, NJ

1999 The New Collage, Pamela Auchincloss Project Space, New York, NY

  • Local Color , Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY

  • Tour Invitational, Art 371, Jersey City, NJ

1998 Urban Process, Kunst and Technique , Berlin, Germany

  • Alternate Identities, L Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1998 National Photography Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Juror: Martha Mock, curator, the Philadelphia Museum

1997 Emerging Artists Here Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Reviews, Other Citations

2013 “Art Installation Sends Fog Billowing…” Jersey Journal, June 11, 2013

2011 Pinhole Photography, 4th edition, by Eric Rommel: featured artist.

  • Readers Digest, Fall 2011

2009 Photography Now, the national Photo magazine of China.

  • Sculpture Magazine: review of ReMixed Media, Fall Issue.

2005 The New York Times, National and Int’l Editions, Peter Applebome ,"In This Case, The Taking of the Picture Lasts Longer," April 27

2004 The Pinhole Journal, Vol 20, #3

  • Flash News, International Wire Service

  • The Hudson Reporter, Hoboken, NJ

  • The Nation, Bangkok Independent Newspaper

  • WeirdNJ.com

2002 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

  • Pittsburgh Tribune,

Awards, Fellowships, Residencies

2015 Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship

  • New Jersey Council for the Arts Fellowship

2008 New Jersey Council for the Arts Fellowship

2006 Casa Terra Residency, Apuglia Italy

2001 New Jersey Council for the Arts Fellowship