PROJECTS

2015- curator "Greater Nebraska Part Two, About Human" at The Lux Center For The Arts, Lincoln, NE.
2014- co-curator "Greater Nebraska, Part One" a survey of contemporary Nebraska artists @ The Lux Center For The Arts, Lincoln, NE.
2012-present:  Exhibition Committee member Lux Center for the Arts.
2011-present:  Board member Medici Foundation (raises money for Univ. of Nebraska Art Dept.)
2008-  Founded ProjectRoom -a contemporary art exhibition space, Lincoln, NE
2004-  Curator/Organizer of the Upstream Brewing Company's Legacy Project. A private collection of contemporary Nebraska art.
2002-  Co-Founder of The Artists Consortium (an artists' owned organization to exhibit and promote art in Lincoln, NE.

COMMISSIONS
2007-  "O" Public Art Project; A community arts project coordinated by The Bemis Arts Center, The Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and Alegent Health.
1992- The Paris Review, "The Dust Blows Forward and The Dust Blows Back" Fall Issue: p.156-63
1991-  A&M Records, Inc. Los Angeles, CA. Cover art for Toni Childs' CD and album "House Of Hope".

GRANTS and AWARDS
2001- Nebraska Arts Council Merit Award, Individual Artist Fellowship.
1992- Nebraska Arts Council Master Award, Individual Artist Fellowship.
1991-  Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment For The Arts Fellowship Award in Photography.
1980-  Vreeland Award recipient for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Arts (undergraduate),  from The University of Nebraska Foundation.
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2017- "The Infinite Landscape".  Iron Tail Gallery, LIncoln, NE
2015- "Chicken Wire Paintings".  Iron Tail Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2015- "Retrieval/Redemption".  Darger HQ. Lincoln, NE
2014-  "My Western Landscape".  Elder Gallery, Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
2014-  "People Knew Him As A Manipulator of Form & Material But What He Really Was Was An Assassin".  @ Iron Tail Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2013-  "Something About The West, Something About The Space" @ Iron Tail Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2013-  "True West".  Walker Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Kearney.
2012-  "Two Guys & A Fence".  @ Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2011-  "Drive Dark West".   ProjectRoom, Lincoln, NE
2010-  "My Western Landscape".  -Gallery Henn, Maastricht, Holland
2008-  "Something About The Space".  -ProjectRoom, Lincoln, NE
2005-  "Tugboat Dredges Roper's Basement".  -Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2004-  "The Raw Pop Power Project".  -Fluxion Gallery, Omaha, NE
2003-  "Gun Paintings".  -Fluxion Gallery, Omaha, NE
2002-  "New Paintings And Old Stuff"  -The Artists' Consortium, Lincoln, NE
1996-  "DRIVE" -an installation-Richards Hall Gallery, University of NebraskaLincoln
1994-  "American Photo Bundles"  -MK Expostieruimte, Rotterdam, Holland
1993-  "Photo Bundles"  -Bianca Lanza Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
1993-   "Two Guys From Lincoln; Craig Roper & Cameron Shaw"  -Sheldon Memorial Gallery. Lincoln, NE. *catalog essay by Daphne Deeds
1992-  "Reality Bundles",  -Gallery Henn, Maastricht, Holland
1992-  "Craig Roper" Bess Cutler Gallery, Soho, New York, NY
1992-  "Cheap Art, Cheap Bourbon".  Richard/Bennett Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1991-  Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA * catalog essay by Christian Leigh
1989-  Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987-  Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986-  Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1984-  University Center Gallery, University of California-Santa Barbara
1983-  Galleria Picasso, Santa Barbara, CA

     
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2016- "Nebraska Rising". Curated by Alex Priest @ The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
2015- "Eidetic". Curated by Launa Bacon.  @ Darger HQ Gallery. Lincoln, NE
2014- "12 Photographers", curated by Keith Jacobshagen, @ Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2014-  San Francisco artMARKT, Randall Scott Projects
2014-  "Mummies Are Sitting Ducks, Contemporary Artists Exhume The Influence of Wm. S. Burroughs"  On The Occasion Of His 100th Birthday.               @Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS
2013-  PhotoBOMB.  PhotoNoLa @ The Front.  New Orleans, LA
2012-   Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Randall Scott Projects, Houston, TX,
2009-  American Artists-German Friends.  @ Gallery Henn, Maastricht, Holland
2006-  Tugboat At Sheldon Memorial Gallery,  Lincoln, NE
2006-  Tugboat Presents,  The Hot Shops, Omaha, NE
2004-  The Black & White Show,  Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE
2004-  The Gun & Knife Show,  @ Fahrenheit Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2004-  The Stray Show,  Chicago, IL  
2003-  The Upstream Legacy Art Project, The Artists’ Consortium, Lincoln, NE
           RSVP/MONA,  Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE
2002-  1st Invitational Group Show,  The Artists’ Consortium, Lincoln, NE
2001-  3 Decades,  @ Richards Hall Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1994-  * Nervous Landscapes,  @ Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL      
      * catalog essay by Alison Devine Nordstrom
1993-   West Coast Art,  @ Weber Contemporary Art, Munich, Germany
1993-  * Book, Box, Word.  @ North Miami Center of Contemporary Art, North Miami
1993-  Bianca Lanza Gallery,  Miami Beach, FL
1992-  Landscape As Subject,  @ Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
1992-  Déjà vu,   Asher-Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1992-  Iconic Landscape,   Estok-Lanza Fine Art, New York, NY
          * New Photography,  Museo di Fotogra?a, Brescia, Italy
1991-  * Photography as Object,  Galerie Ghislave, Paris, France
1991-   Accrochage Objects,  @ Galerie Henn, Maastricht, Holland
1991-   Summer,  @ Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1991-   Landscape/Six Perspectives,  Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange, CA.    
       *catalog essay by Maggi Owens
1990-  Black & White,  Sheldon Memorial Gallery, Lincoln, NE
1990-  *Object Of Stratification,  Bitter-Larkin Gallery, New York, NY and the Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles,  CA
1990-   *Light Aberrations,  University of Texas-San Antonio Art Gallery
1989-  Aesthetics,  @ Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1988-  The New Code,  @ Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987-  The Art Of Politics,  @ Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1983-  A Black Attack On Galleria Picasso,  Santa Barbara, CA
 
         
ARTICLES & REVIEWS
2014-  Wolgamott, L. Kent. "Greater Nebraska"
2103-  Wolgamott, L. Kent. "Roper Combines Amalgam of Materials Into Thought Provoking Work".          Lincoln Journal-Star, Dec. 14, 2013.
2013-   Brown, Rick. "True West", Kearney Hub,  August 22, 2013.
2013-  Hannah Jorgensen. "Journey Into The True West"  The Antelope, Sept, 11, 2013.
2012-  Wolgamott, L. Kent . "Two Guys & A Fence" Lincoln Journal Star, April 2012.2008-  Baker, Sarah“Roper’s Room”   The Reader, Omaha, NEApril 10-16, 2008. 
2006-  Krainak, Michael Joe.  "Art Co-Op, Tugboat At Hot Shops"   The Omaha City Weekly.  Jan.             18-24, 2006. p.36.
2005- Pagel, Anne“Big Bang Theory” L Magazine, Lincoln, NESept. 2005 Vol. 3 2004- Turner, Nick“Iggy Pop Art”  The City Weekly, Omaha, NE.    June 16-22, 2004
2003- Fielding, Julien R.  “Don’t Shoot The Messenger”  ?e Omaha Reader, May 15, 2003
2002- Wolgamott, L. Kent.  "Artists' Consortium To Feature Work By Founders",  The Lincoln Journal-Star, Sept. 29, 2002.  p. 12X.
1994- Welling, Door Dolf.  “Overrijk Aanbod Van Tentoonstellingen” Rotterdams Dagblad,  Sept. 20, 1994.
1994- Wallberg, Larry.  “Nervous Landscapes on Photographic Turf” Daytona Beach News-Journal,  Feb. 27, 1994, p. H-8
1994- Morgan, Anna Barclay.  “Craig Roper” Art Papers, Jan-Feb 1994p. 38
1993- Kosenko, Peter.  “Craig Roper and Cameron Shaw: Two Guys From Lincoln”  Art Papers,  Nov-Dec 1993,  p.53-4
1993- MacMillan, Kyle.  “Going Against Tradition” Omaha World Herald, July 5, 1993,  p. 29
1993- Wallace, Elizabeth.  “Sheldon Show Fresh, Intriguing” Lincoln Journal-Star, June 27, 1993.
1993- Kohen, Helen.  “Bundles of Mystery” The Miami Herald,  June 11, 1993,  p. 15
1993- Bogues, Maureen.  “Just Two Of The Guys” The Lincoln Star,  May 6, 1993, p.11
1992- MacMillan, Kyle. "Photo Manipulations Provoke and Mock" The Omaha World Herald,  June 17, 1992.
1991- Cutajar, Mario.  “Reality Bundles” Artweek,  Feb. 14, 1991,  pp. 10-11
1991- Geer, Suvan.  “Irony,Ire in Roper Conceptualist Photographs” Los Angeles Times,  Feb. 8,1991,  p. F-24
1991- Clarke, Orville Jr.  “Craig Roper” Artscene,  Jan. 1991,  p.22-3
1990- Henry, Gerrit.  “Object of Stratification” Contemporanea,  Nov. 1990,  p. 92
1990- Simcoe, Duncan.  “Tenured Means” Artweek, July 19, 1990,  p. 13-4
1989- Nicholson, Chuck.  “Suburban Defenses” Artweek, Nov. 9, 1989,  p. 26
1989- Torphy, William.  “Objects of Veneration” Artweek, Jan. 28,1989,  p. 4
1988- Knight, Christopher. “Trademarks for New Traditionalists” Los Angeles Herald Examiner,  July 8, 1988,  p. 35
1986- Clarke, Orville Jr.  “Craig Roper, Paintings” Artscene,  Sept. 1986,  p.19
1986- Radlo, Carrie.  “Keeping ?e Faith”  Santa Barbara Weekly, April 24, 1986, p. 16
1984- Klieman, Kairn.  “Craig Roper’s Meaning: Loud and Clear” Daily Nexus of the University of California-Santa Barbara,  April 1984,  pp. A3-4