Professor, Studio Art: 3D Design/Sculpture
Office: JCM 1121
Office Phone: 245-3774
Roger Colombik received his BFA from University of Illinois-Champaign in 1984, his MFA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1987. He navigates a diverse artistic practice that embraces a passion for sculptural objects and he continues to explore the material and conceptual possibilities of metal casting and fabrication. In addition to his studio practice he has spent over two decades studying regions of the world that are transitioning to civil society. Socially engaged projects are undertaken in milieus where traditions and cultural heritage collide head-on with westernization and government malfeasance. The work incorporates oral history archives, photography, publications and intervention. Republic of Georgia, Burma and Armenia are a few of the countries that he has engaged in his research.
Roger is in his 29th year of teaching sculpture at Texas State University. . He lives in the Texas Hill Country with his wife and artistic collaborator, Jerolyn. Together they have composed several outdoor commissioned sculptures in Texas.