There is no mistaking art by Doris Nogueira-Rogers because it emanates from what and whom she reveres, expressed with the talent to communicate clearly the depth of her feelings.
Diana Meyers Bennett Roberts
Program Administrator for External Affairs
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Doris Nogueira-Rogers' art is a purview into her inner sanctum. She uses her knowledge of many mediums to construct works that reflect her inner world, a space that is rich and vibrant with colors and materials.
A.M. Weaver
Curator of Collections and Exhibitions
Noyes Museum, New Jersey

Born in Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Doris Nogueira-Rogers graduated from the School of Fine Arts, Federal University with a degree in Art and Design and Interior Design in 1973. Living in the Philadelphia area since 1978, Doris has never lost her passion and sensibility for the exuberant nature of Brazil.

Doris produces bodies of work where multiple possibilities of recurring themes, nature and the environment, are explored in different mediums and techniques. Her works incorporate diverse materials, and range from works on paper to site-specific installations that relate to contemporary issues. Doris’ visual discourse, such as the personal and universal, is manifested in Neo-abstract compositions rendered in a spectrum of rich colors and shapes that the artist skillfully reconfigures. Often the lines, shapes and textures also bear deeper meanings. For instance, the leaf and pod-like designs found in her works allude to the constant destruction of the tropical forests.

Her professional experience includes national and international exhibitions as well as art education through museums, art centers, libraries and schools.


Referencing to her earlier works’ use of lines, colors and enchanting elements of the Brazilian flora, Doris decided to use the concept of layers added to strong colors to explore a new meeting with her own art.

In the most recent pieces she uses canvas as the main support where the background is created by a textured defined shape in acrylic and dry pastels often overlapped with a lace-like serigraph. The main compositions develop with the use of block prints and other additional elements in a collage technique.