Leif Rogers

About Me

Leif Rogers (Artist/Programmer) was born in Aurora, Illinois, and grew up on what is now referred to as the Near East Side. Rogers studied criminal justice, computer science, and mathematics at Aurora University, graduating in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Pursuing his passion for art, he then attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s of fine art. Rogers currently resides in his body because home is where the heart is.

You can reach me at leif@leifrogers.com

Days since I was born:15,754

I like too many things and begin too many projects. The below list is basically a fluid thing that will be added to as time allows. It's sorta like a CV but written by a man who doesn't care about his career.

Where I can be found


Aurora University - BS in Computer Science - Minors in Mathematics, Criminal Justice and Music

School of the Art Institute of Chicago - BFA in Studio with emphasis on Painting and Drawing

Areas of Interest

  • Computer Science
    • Glitch/Databending
    • Identity and the digital self
    • Randomness
    • Programming Languages
  • Propaganda/Marketing
    • Manipulation
    • Bias
    • Targeting
  • The Soul
  • The Midwest
    • Suburbs
    • Repetition
    • Farms
    • Loneliness

Occupations from a former life

(in no particular order)

  • Telemarketer for chimney sweep company
  • Damage cleanup (fire, flood, death, sewage, etc.)
  • Carpenter's assistant
  • Cabinet Installer
  • Pre-press Photo Technician
  • Webmaster
  • Internet Technologist for an auto group
  • Absinthe blogger
  • Christmas light installer
  • Photographer
  • Hacker
  • Programmer
  • Videographer
  • Driver

Various Activities of an Artistic Sort

(in no particular order)

  • Carving
  • Printmaking
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Glitching
  • Coding
  • Holography
  • Video