My Biography


Places, People and the years.

It is a mostly textual account of where I've been and when. Warning! This goes way back. Even before once upon a time.

Dick Hogle
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  • Born: Brooklyn New York, 10/12/1939 St John's Episcopal Hospital, Herkimer St.
  • Studied: Fine Art, State University of New York, New Paltz, New York, 1958-1960, 1962-1964 Graduated B.S. Art Education
  • Studied: Jazz Music, University of Miami School of Music 1974-1977
  • Military Experience, US Navy Active Duty 1960 to 1962 +
  • USS Beatty DD756, July 1960 - February 1961, Artist, Admiral's Staff Admiral Weakly; COMCRUSDESLANT, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Taught High School Art, the Anderson School, Staatsburgh, NY, 1964
  • Taught High School Art, Mechanical Drawing, Middleton, NY, 1964-65
  • Teacher Multi-Media Theater Course, SUNY, NY, First use of Liquid 35mm slides
  • Taught Junior High Art, Mechanical Drawing, Hollywood, FL
  • Taught Art Miami Dade College, Miami FL
  • Federal ATF Powder license #19 Manufacturer of Explosives 5-BL-19-8H-12860 (current )
  • Member IATSE local 423, Stage Hands Union,
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Charter Member and one of the founders of IATSE local 480 Santa Fe, NM Studio Mechanics Union



  • One man painting show, Washington D.C.


  • "100 Man Show, PVI Gallery, NYC
  • "Box Show", Byron Gallery, 1018 Madison Avenue, NYC
  • "Madison Square Gardens Show", Madison Square Gardens, NYC
  • "Quaker Ridge School", Group show, Scarsdale, NY
  • "Energy Sculpture", Contemporary Study Wing, Finch College Museum of Art, NYC


  • "Hogle's Light Machines", Bernard M Baruch School, City College of New York, NYC
  • "New Ideas in Art," State University, Columbus, OH
  • City College of New York, NYC
  • "Kineticism: Movement in Modern Art", American Abstract Artists, NYC
  • "Light Machines", State University of New York, New Paltz, NY
  • "Drawing Show"; Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc. NYC
  • "Group Show", Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • "Phase III", Ohio State University, Ohio, IL

Group Exhibitions

  • "Box Show," Byron Gallery, New York
  • Central Park Show: per notes
  • "Kineticism: Movement in Modern Art," American Abstract Artists, NY
  • Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NYC
  • Castelli Gallery, NYC
  • Kornblei Gallery, NYC


  • "Slow Motion" Douglas College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • "Luminisim" George Washington Hotel, NYC. [1]
  • "Lights in Orbit", Howard Wise Gallery, NYC
  • "Lights in Orbit", Walker Art Center, WI
  • "Four Young Artists," Howard Wise Gallery, NYC [3]
  • "Light-Motion-Space" Walker Art Center, WI
  • "Let There Be Light", Forbes Exposition, NJ
  • "Mixed Masters", University of St Thomas, Houston, TX
  • "New York State Fair", Albany, NY
  • "Light and Movement", Flint Institute of Art, Flint, MI
  • "Light and Motion", Worcester Museum, Worcester, MA
  • "Light-Motion-Space", Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
  • "Is the Medium the Message?", Capricorn Gallery, NYC
  • "Festival of Lights", Howard Wise Gallery, NYC [2]


  • "Options", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL
  • "Mixed Masters" University of St. Thomas, Houston TX
  • "Art as Light" Newark College of Engineering, Newark, NJ
  • Nevada Southern University, Reno, NV
  • "Fun on 57th Street", Howard Wise Gallery, NYC
  • "Options," Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI [4]
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL
  • "Art as Light" Newark College of Engineering, NJ. [5]
  • Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC
  • Jewish Museum, New York, NY
  • Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
  • Hudson River Sloop Festival, Poughkeepsie, NY


  • "Affect/Effect", La Jolla Museum of Art, La Joya, CA
  • "Cybernetic Serendipity," Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England


  • "NJ Collects" The Newark Museum, Newark NJ
  • "Artist for SEDF", University House, NYC


  • "Tech Art Show", Copeland Rutherford Fine Arts, Ltd. Santa Fe, NM

Public Collections:

  • New York City Department of Parks
  • US Embassies (worldwide) U.S. State Department
  • Institute De Abeg, Bern, Switzerland [6]
  • Finch College Museum of Art, NYC
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

Private Collections

  • Howard Wise; 10"x 10" Cloud Box $150
  • Thomas P F Hoving; 2'x 4'x 18" model for Werner Abeg Light Piece multi colored $1,000, 12"x12"x12" Cloud Box white light $300, 4"x4"x10" Dot Box multi colored 1965 $150
  • Malcolm Forbes; 24"x 24"x24" 56 Cubes red, green & blue light 1965 $1,200
  • John G Vet III; 8"x 8"x12" Smoke Box white light 1964 $300
  • Eddie Samuels; 12"x 18"x 3" TV Dinner light piece 1964 $150
  • Willoughby Sharp; 4"x 4"x10" Dot Box multi colored 1964 $150, 12"x 12"x12" Cloud Box
  • Gunther Ueker; 12"x 12" by 18" Pyramid light piece multicolored 1966 $300
  • Werner Abeg; 8'x 8'x5' Light Machine multi colored 1965 $8,000
  • John G Powers; 12'x 18"x 3" TV Dinner light piece 1964 $150
  • Mr. Haliday; 8"x 8"x8" 56 Cubes white light 1967 $275
  • Olivier Coquelin; 10"x 10"x20" Square column multi colored 1967 $280
  • Russel Roy; 14"x 24" painting 1965 $150
  • Dewitt Jansen; 4"x 6"x 4" Gold box multi colored 1965 $100
  • Unknown Swiss man; 10"x 10"x10" Cloud box white 1965 $150
  • Mrs. Allen Ginsburg; 10"x10"x10" Cube white light 1965 $175
  • Maynard Ferguson; "Speak to me ", sound responsive piece, 3 green elephant bulbs, 3 blue elephant bulbs, 3 red elephant bulbs, color organ, 1965 $500
  • Gerry Muligan; 6 Liquid Slides
  • Gene Cotton; Hogle Box, 12"x 8" x 6" Abstract colored patterns, 1964, $ 150

Past Representations

  • Byron Gallery, Madison Avenue, NYC
  • Howard Wise Gallery, 57th Street, NYC
  • Shidoni Foundry/Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • Copeland Rutherford Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Museum Shows

  • Jewish Museum, NYC
  • Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
  • Finch College Museum of Art, NYC
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Rutgers University Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Flint Institute of Art, Flint, MI
  • Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
  • Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
  • University of St. Thomas, Huston, TX
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  • Newark College of Engineering, Newark, NJ
  • Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
  • University House, NYC
  • Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
  • La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
  • Institute de Abeg, Bern, Switzerland

Kinetic Light Artist

  • Fifth Annual New York Avant Gard Festival 24 Hours on board the John F. Kennedy Ferry Boat, Battery Park to Staten Island New York
  • Central Park Festival Central Park New York Kineticism Press
  • Kinetic Environment 2 Central Park, New York Kineticism Press
  • A Happening New York University, NYC
  • Sixth Annual New York Avant Gard Festival, "A Parade" NYC
  • Youth Pavilion, Hemi Fair, San Antonio TX, 1968
  • Uni Trio Judson Memorial Church NYC Lighting and Projections
  • New Year's Eve Festival Central Park, NYC
  • Seventh Annual New York Avant-Garde Festival, Wards Island, NYC
  • Cheetah Disco, NYC Designed Tabletop Kinetic Light Sculpture
  • Multi-Media Garden Piece, Bennington College, Bennington, VT, Liquid Slides and Lighting
  • Hudson River Sloop Festival, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Theater Piece, Academy Theater, New Paltz, NY
  • Theater Piece, State University College, New Paltz, NY
  • Lowe Art Museum Gala, Coral Gables, FL
  • Lowe Art Museum, "An Evening for the Senses" Oscar de la Renta, Spring Fashions, Coral Gables, FL
  • Saks 5th Avenue Bal Harbor, FL
  • Miami Design Center, Miami, FL
  • Marine Stadium, Miami, FL
  • Audio Visual Technical Director, "Mushroom" a multi-media Rock Musical
  • Miami Ballet Society Ball, Four overhead projectors, Fifty 35 mm slide projectors with dissolves, two fog machines and giant strobe lights (by varying the projectors lens sizes I was able to paint a connected, continuous 360 degree image), Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
  • Super Bowl XIII, Champagne Brunch for 3,000 people.
  • Fountain Bleu, Miami FL, fifty slide projectors 35mm slides, 35mm Liquid Slides, 4 overhead projectors, Liquid projections, fog machines, and strobes. 360 degree projections on white stretch fabric and walls. Red and blue, cove lights allowed me to control ceiling lighting color in the space. By varying the projector lens size I was able to paint a continuous image.
  • Maurice Gusman Concert Hall Dedication, University of Miami, Miami Fla.
  • Scored original slides to an original music score by Dr. William F. Lee, Ph.D.
  • MusD, Director of the University of Miami Music Department.
  • Two large 10' by 10' screens were erected on either side of the Orchestra; four 35 mm slide projectors with dissolves were used for this event.
  • World of Christmas Trees, Lowe Art Museum Coral Gables Fla, I placed nine four foot fluorescent tubes sleeved in red, green and blue, vertically in a Christmas tree. The fluorescents were sound activated
  • Lowe Art Museum annual fundraiser dinner/party, we provided a "happening" with actors, models, musicians, theatrical lighting and vignettes,
  • Mushroom was inside a 40' diameter Inflatable Translucent Dome for audience and performers, consisting of a very large strobe light, five 16 mm film projectors, Twelve 35 mm slide projectors, and one overhead liquid projector. [7]
  • First Annual Artist and Models Ball, Miami, FL
  • 1979 Man of the Year Awards, Miami, FL


  • Lighting Director" Good Morning" America Summer 1986, live television show with Joan Lunden, David Hartman, and Dave Murray in Santa Fe, NM
  • "Americas Most Wanted", Special Effects Coordinator.
  • "Unsolved Mysteries" Cosgrove Meurer, Special Effects Coordinator.
  • "Into the West", Mini Series, Special Effects Technician.
  • "Buffalo Girls", Special Effects Technician.
  • "La Toya Jackson", live 90-minute TV special and main stage production, Bailey's Casino, Reno Nevada, Lighting Design
  • "Dali Lama", Lighting Designer for the Dali Lama's worldwide global satellite uplink from Santa Fe, NM
  • "Luz Kline", Lighting Director
  • "Old el Paso", Special Effects Coordinator, TV Commercial.
  • "Ford Ranger", Fireworks, TV Commercial.

Dance Productions

  • Rudolph Nureyev Dance Performance at Popejoy Hall, Albuquerque, The University of New Mexico. Designed and constructed a special "sprung" dance floor, as his knees were shot and he could no longer dance on a Marley floor over a hardwood floor.
  • Technical Director and Production Manager
  • Dallas Ballet, 1982,1983 in Santa Fe New Mexico Master electrician
  • The Conquest of Mexico Peter Garland, Alice Farley, C L Reed 1985 Live Dance Theater Piece.
  • Lighting Designer, projections, pyrotechnics at James A. Little Theater, Santa Fe, NM and Cal Arts, Los Angeles, CA
  • Reggie Bardach, Solo Dance, 1985, Club West, Santa Fe, NM
  • Lindsey Mayo, "Inside Moves", 1985, Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM
  • Zuleika, "Evening of Solo Dance", 1985, Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM
  • Lindsey Mayo, "Inside Moves", 1985, Telluride Jazz Festival, Telluride, CO
  • Bill Evans, "In Concert", 1986, Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM
  • Lindsay Mayo, "The Almost All Girl Revue", Santa Fe, NM "Shall We Dance", Lindsey Mayo Dance Production.
  • "Sor Maria", Chamber Dance/Opera 1986, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM


News Paper Coverage

  • New York Times, NYC
  • New York Herald Tribune, NYC
  • New York Post, NYC
  • The Village Voice, NYC
  • Women's Wear Daily, NYC
  • West Side News, NYC
  • Miami Herald, Miami, FL
  • Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA
  • New Mexican, Santa Fe, NM
  • Los Alamos Monitor, Los Alamos, NM [11]

Magazine Coverage

  • Time
  • New Yorker
  • Cue
  • Art News
  • Arts Magazine
  • American Home
  • Studio International
  • Down Beat
  • Life
  • Cheetah


  • Minimal Art a Critical Anthology" Gregory Babcock
  • "Origins and Development of Kinetic Art" Frank Popper

Television Coverage

  • Chanel 7 Miami, FL
  • Chanel 13 NYC, PBS
  • ABC Evening News network
  • NBC Evening News network
  • PM Magazine

Concert Lighting

Charlevoix Michigan

While in Charlevoix I was the construction forman and designer for a 3,000 seat outdoor concert venue which we built from scratch the summer of 1977. We brought a crew and lighting equipment from Miami FL. We built the venue on an old abandoned Tudor style dairy farm and creamerie. The acts for that summer were:

  • Donavon, Lighting and fireworks
  • Savoy Brown, Lighting and fireworks
  • Spirit, Lighting and fireworks
  • Logins and Messina, Lighting and fireworks
  • Quick Silver Messenger Service, Lighting and fireworks

Miami Florida

  • Chuck Berry, Follow Spot Operator, Miami Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL
  • Ted Nugent, Lighting and fireworks, Davy, FL
  • Bo Diddley, Lighting Design, Miami, FL
  • Billy Preston, Lighting, Miami Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL
  • Sha Na Na, Lighting, Miami Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL
  • Sal Soul Orchestra, Lighting, Florida A&M, Tallahassee, FL
  • Chuck Mangione, Lighting, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • McKendrie Spring, Lighting, Miami Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL

New Mexico

Sor Maria; a Chamber Dance/Opera, lighting design Moonlight Show, Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque, NM lighting and fireworks

1980 and 1982

  • Grateful Dead Dead at the Downs at Santa Fe, site development, staging, construction, and security fencing, technical director, and production manager.
  • Willie Nelson Concert at Sunland Downs, Sunland Park, Texas; Technical Director and Production Manager. Built stage and facility security fencing.
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble Albuquerque and Santa Fe Tour dates, Lighting Design, Technical Director and Production Manager
  • Barbra Mandrell, Downs at Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

Production Manager Lighting and Design

  • Paolo Soleri Amphitheater, Santa Fe Indian School

After renovating the venue stage lights, I then designed and built a portable truss concert lighting system specifically for this venue. An intimate 1500 seat outdoor amphitheater on the grounds of the Santa Fe Indian School. This open-air amphitheater was designed by famed Italian architect, Paolo Soleri, (he designed the port authority bus station at the New York end of the George Washington bridge) he is the founder and principal architect for his community built in the Arizona, high desert.

Arcosanti is an urban laboratory for alternative human habitat. He based his design for the amphitheater on ancient Greek amphitheaters. It has an elliptical thrust stage (not easy to light). As a result of the uniqueness of this stage shape, and size, regular rock, and roll concert lighting, rigs did not fit this venue. There were no "overhead" hanging places for lighting. My system became the "house concert lighting rig".

  • Gyoto Monks
  • Paul Winter
  • The Neville Brothers
  • Santana
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bruce Hornsby
  • BB King
  • James Taylor
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Tito Puente
  • Phillip Glass
  • Tuck and Patti
  • Bruce Hornsby
  • Judy Collins
  • Russel Means

Production Manager/Staging

  • Barbra Mandrell, Santa Fe Downs, Santa Fe, NM
  • Chick Corea, Santa Fe, NM
  • David Grisman, St Francis Auditorium, Santa Fe, NM
  • Gregory Issacs, Santa Fe, NM
  • Joan Collins, Paolo Soleri Amphitheater, Santa Fe, NM
  • Taj Mahal, Line Camp, Santa Fe, NM
  • Bonnie Raitt, Line Camp, Santa Fe, NM
  • Airto and Flora Purim, Santa Fe, NM
  • "There Were Once Two Villages Here", Original Native American Drama/Dance, Paolo Soleri Amphitheater, Santa Fe, NM

Music in the Pines 1989

Sunday Afternoon Outdoor Concerts, Hyde State Park, Santa Fe, NM

  • 6⁄18 Tony Rice Unit, David Grisman, New Grass Revival
  • 6⁄25 Emily Remler, Etta James, and the Roots
  • 7⁄2 Bill Miller, Waylon Jennings
  • 7⁄9 Livingston Taylor, Bonnie Raitt
  • 7⁄16 Mary Wells, The Shirelles, Del Shannon
  • 7⁄23 Bruce Hornsby and the Range
  • 7⁄30 Starship
  • 8⁄6 Billy Childs, Tuck and Patti, Montreux
  • 8⁄13 Gary Burton Quintet, Al Di Meola, Charlie Hayden Quartet West
  • 8⁄20 Milt Jackson Quartet, Ralph Towner
  • 8⁄27 King Sunny Ade
  • 9⁄10 Little Joe y la Familia

Sweeney Center, Santa Fe, lighting design

  • Jackson Brown
  • Phillip Glass
  • Hugh Masekela
  • Ram Dass


  • Mathew and Gunnar Nelson
  • Barkays
  • Atlantic Star
  • Klymax
  • Stryper

Non-Profit Events

  • "Dali Lama", TV Satellite up-link from Santa Fe, Lighting designer, 4/4/1991
  • "National Native American Very Special Arts Festival", Lighting, 4/18/1991
  • "Queen Ida", Full Production, Stage/Lights/Roof, 7/2/1991
  • "Paul Winter", Lighting, Sweeney Center, Santa Fe, NM 8/5/1991
  • "Fiesta de Santa Fe", Lighting, 9/5-9/1991
  • "Aid and Comfort Benefit", Eldorado Hotel, Lighting, 12/7/1991
  • Santa Fe Film Festival, "A tribute to John Huston", Angelica Huston, Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM
  • Laurie Anderson, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
  • Etta James, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
  • Odetta, Santa Fe, NM
  • Cleo Laine, Sweeney Center, Santa Fe, NM

Lighting, Design, Sound, and Production Manager

Buckaroo Ball, an annual fundraiser in a large six pole circus tent with a forty by sixty-foot main stage.
The talent for the Buckaroo Ball were all well-known national headliners with local acts opening for them.
I handled all lighting and design and all production.
This event was a very successful fundraiser for at-risk children in New Mexico.

Annual March of Dime Ski Classics 1990 thru 1993, lighting design, benefit concerts at the El Dorado Hotel, in Santa Fe New Mexico

  • Kenny Loggins
  • Karla Bonoff,
  • Kenny Rankin
  • Steven Bishop
  • Nicolette Larson
  • Kim Carnes
  • J.D. Souder
  • Will Shriner
  • Mary Ann Mobley
  • Kevin Meany
  • Gary Morris
  • Robert Hayes

Rainbow Warrior Festival

Rainbow Warrior Festivals at Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre, from 1985 to 2008 Seth Roffman produced or co-produced 14 Native Roots and Rhythms festivals, these were impressive showcases for traditional and contemporary Native American Music, dance, storytelling, theater, and comedy. Dick Hogle designed and created the lighting design for every performance.

  • Eliza Gilkyson

  • Dan Fogelberg

  • Zulu Spear

  • Ki taro, Deuter

  • Pepe Mendoza

  • Levar Burton

  • Sharon Burch

  • Floyd Westerman Red Crow

  • Robbie Romero and Red Thunder

  • A. Paul Ortega

  • Oregon

  • R. Carlos Nakai

  • Taos Eagle Wing Performers

  • Arlo Gutherie

  • Charlie Hill

  • Oren Lyons

  • Hopi 2nd Mesa Dancers

  • Simon Ortiz

  • Huichol Indians

  • San Juan Pueblo Women’s Choir

  • Barbra Pyle

Rumi Concerts -- Zuleika

Dancer Story Teller, Zuleika, multiple venues. One such venue was St. John the Divine Cathedral, in NYC, this venue is so large that it has its own weather system separate from the rest of NYC. These concerts were music and dance performances at St. John the Divine Cathedral, NYC, San Francisco, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca. Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM.

  • Coleman Barks...Narrator and translator of Rumi's writings
  • Pepe Mendoza... Musician
  • Jai Utal...Musician
  • Musa Suso... Musician
  • Glen Velez... Master hand drum player
  • David Darling...Cellist * David passed away due to Covid in 2019.
  • Zuleika...Story Teller/Dancer

SWIA First Annual Santa Fe Pow Wow: At the downs Santa Fe

  • 2nd 3rd and 4th Annual Pow Wow at Pojoaque Pueblo Pow Wow Grounds

I lit the evenings dances with PAR 64 1K's with some color and diffusion. These lights, 6 to a truss, were mounted on 6 "genie lifts" and were sequestered behind the audience bleachers, which in the case of a pow-wow are in a large circle.

When the dancing breaks for dinner, I would surreptitiously crank up the towers one after the other and then turn the lights on so that when the dancers came back from their dinner break and make their "grand entrance," they are illuminated. I had never seen Native American Pow Wow's lit at night except by bonfires and car headlights (in a circle pointed into the circle of dancers).

Now every year at the "Gathering of Nations" Pow Wow in Albuquerque, they light the Pow Wow with PAR's. This Pow Wow is in April and is the first each year. It kicks off Native American Pow Wow's in the U.S.

Painting in the night sky with pyrotechnics.

  • My ATF high explosives manufacturers’ license allows me to do this
  • 1974 Miami Beach Barge Shoot, Miami, FL
  • 1975 Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, FL
  • 1976 Miami Marine Stadium Miami Bi-Centennial, Miami, FL
  • 1977 Miami Beach Barge Shoot, Miami, FL
  • 1977 Bicentennial Park Inauguration Miami, Miami, FL
  • 1979 Orange Bowl, Miami, FL
  • 1979 Super Bowl Fontainebleau Hilton Miami Beach, FL
  • 1980 Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque, NM
  • 1986 Shreveport Louisiana Fireworks celebration from 1986 thru 1989, Shreveport, LA
  • City of Santa Fe July 4th Celebrations 1986 thru 2010, Santa Fe, NM [12]
  • City of Santa Fe 400th Year Celebration. 2012, Santa Fe, NM [13]
  • Las Campanas July 4th Opening Celebration, Santa Fe, NM
  • Las Campanas July 4th 25th-year Celebration, Santa Fe, NM
  • City of Espanola July 4th Celebration for three years consecutively, Espanola, NM
  • O'Hkay Casino, San Juan Pueblo for two consecutive years, San Juan Pueblo, NM
  • Camel Rock Casino Tesuque Pueblo for four consecutive years, Tesuque, NM
  • The City of Belen for two consecutive years, Belen, NM


  • "Recorded hysterical laughter, kaleidoscopic colors and innumerable TV screens are a few of the sights and sounds that make the "Energy Sculpture" of Adrian Guillery and Dick Hogle seem at first like a carefully constructed funhouse.
  • The viewer soon learns that it is more of a chamber of horrors: the laughter comes from a monstrous image of a Nazi soldier, while the glad array of colors and television is intended as a caustic comment about contemporary society." Time Magazine, October 8, 1965
  • "Hogle has combined his studies in painting and music to produce a creative kinetic art form", Time Magazine, November, 1965
  • "Hogle works with flashing colored lights projected onto shaped translucent forms; cubes, cylinders, rectangles, some suitable for out of doors use", Howard Wise Gallery, November, 1967
  • "Energy Sculpture, which turns out to be painted objects transfigured by music and colored light, created by Adrian Guillery and Dick Hogle", "Goings on About Town", The New Yorker, November, 1965
  • "There is, for instance, a show at the Finch College Museum called Energy Sculpture, which includes the work of two ingenious young artist, Adrian Guillery and Dick Hogle, who worked their way through college as Jazz musicians, and now collaborate on constructions which, at the turn of a switch, jump, jiggle, light up, make ear-splitting noises." "Now Hear This!" Emily Genauer, "Art", New York Herald Tribune, October, 10, 1965
  • "Different but just as alive is the show at the Finch College Museum done by two young musician - artists, Adrian Guillery and Dick Hogle! --They have up dated the static social commentary that we'd seen in the 30's and early 40's and made the transition to the 60's utilizing our technical world and making a statement which is ART". West Side News and Morningsider, Oct, 7, 1965
  • "Dick Hogle left college in 1960 to fulfill his military obligation in the US Navy, where, after duty in the Mediterranean and the Near East, he was stationed as a staff artist at Newport, Rhode Island.

He re-entered college after completing his enlistment, received his degree from New York University at New Paltz and taught Art after graduation. His early work was shown in 1960 at a two man show at the New York State University at New Paltz and at the Newport Summer Festival in 1962. He had a one man show in Washington, D.C. in 1964 and his "Teeth Box" was included in the 1965 "Box Show" at Byron Gallery.

In the same year his work was also shown in the P.V.I. Gallery's "Hundred Man Show". Hogle too, has worked with light, color, and line in making several animated and line films. In his "Kinetic Sculpture", Hogle combines with the art form his thorough knowledge of music by which he supported himself through college. Originally concentrating on percussion instruments, he has extended into playing and composing electronic and "Third Stream Music". This has been combined in collaboration with Guillery into the work now being presented. Thomas P.F. Hoving, Curator of the Cloisters and the Medieval Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • "New light machines by Dick Hogle are currently on view at City College's Bernard M. Baruch School of Business and Public Administration in the Student Center (137 East 22nd Street) October 24th through November 9th, Monday to Friday from 4 to 6 pm. The works may also be seen at other times by appointment (Mrs. Dorothy Lockwood, or 3-770, extension 311 or 313). The largest piece, commissioned for the opening of the Abeg Foundation museum in Bern, Switzerland, will have its only American showing at the Baruch School.

The ten pieces on exhibit represent a new departure by Mr. Hogle in the development of shifting light patterns. "These softly changing shapes make a kind of silent music", Arts Magazine said of an earlier piece of kinetic light sculpture shown last September at the Finch Museum.

  • " a simple arcade-automation that shows silvered teeth in a terribly-funny yawn", Teeth Box, Byron Gallery, Brian O' Doherty

  • Adrian Guillery and Dick Hogle: Energy Sculpture is the term hit upon by the two artist-musicians to describe the musical, kinetic and brightly painted sculptures that fill the Contemporary Wing of Finch College Museum with a carnival atmosphere. Adrian Guillery and Dick Hogle are celebrating the invention of television, teeth, TV Dinners and, most of all, moving light and color patterns. There is a Pop-ish air to many of the pieces, and to their fun titles, which happily, are witty, descriptive comments on the works themselves.

  • Among the twenty three works are Dilemma of the Silver Savior, Black Teeth Box, Man Watching Happiness Machine and Red and White Check TV Dinner - not all of them wired for sound. Dick Hogle's small silent pieces include a series of boxes and TV dinners; the latter, which are the size and shape of the original supermarket products, take off from there. In the course of the exhibition, these dinners evolve into plastic light paintings which echo the more romantic type of Abstract Expressionism of the mid-fifties.

A Pentagon Cloud Box set apart in an alcove of the gallery is perhaps the most aesthetically successful of the silent works. Each of the five visible surfaces of the box has a cut-out translucent circle through which the viewer can watch the dissolving forms of a set of floating light patterns. These softly changing shapes make a kind of silent music. The Cloud Box, as do all the other pieces involving light patterns owe to Lumia (at the Museum of Modern Art), the first work to organize moving light patterns as a visual experience. However, light patterns are only one element in the Guillery-Hogle works.

There are the sculptural box shapes themselves and, in the larger pieces, the assemblage of painted, kinetic sculptures, equipped with the artists specially created sound. In Man Watching Happiness Machine, a hard edge blue-and-white-check TV set stands on a piece of patterned, checked floor opposite a matching box "receiver".

The programmed set of light patterns has a Third Steam music accompaniment played by a peculiar set of wheels, etc., in the bottom of the box. The "man" in the title is present by implication. In three of the big Guillery-Hogle sculptural pieces "listeners" in the form of mannequins are present. And these, with one exception, are probably the least successful, most Pop Art-like works in the show.

The exception, Dilemma of the Silver Savior, includes a fantastic silver-colored figure who holds the skeleton of a silver umbrella and watches a silverized TV set with silver dollar-sign knobs. The "Savior" sits watching a program of up and down graph-like line patterns. Some of the TV sets play a fast kind of rock 'n' roll jazz that is the work of Guilleries band. "Moe, Adrian and the Hatreds".

Others play Hogle's Cage like compositions. To say the twenty-three Energy Sculptures owe a great deal to "Lumia" as well as to Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism, is saying nothing to their detriment. The two very young men who designed and built these pieces have grown up and learned from the American art around them. Using all that they have learned, they have managed to bring off a lively and interesting show. Arts Magazine, November, 1965


  • [1] Willoughby. Sharp, "Hogle's Light Machines," The Bernard M. Baruch School of Business and Public Administration, October to November 1966.
  • [2] Willoughby. Sharp, "Kineticisim and Slow Motion. "Rutgers.
  • [3] Fun on 57th St Lights, Wise Gallery, 1968.
  • [4] Howard Wise Gallery, "Four Young Artists," Program, October to November 12, 1967.
  • [5] Walker Art Center, Light Motion Space, Library of Congress #67-23973, 1967.
  • [6] The Newark Museum, "New Jersey Collects," Catalog, 1970.
  • [7] M. Segura, "Fun On the Fourth," 1999.
  • [8] E. Wheeler, "A brilliant Combination," Paseo Tiempo, 1998.
  • [9] Mushroom 1st Environmental Rock Theater Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida, 1971.
  • [10] I. Russell, "Television Hosts will get up early for Santa Fe the show," The New Mexican, 1986.
  • [11] Finch.
  • [12] Contemporary Study Wing Finch College, Energy Sculpture, New York, New York: Finch College Museum of Art.
  • [13] L. Horowitz, Gallery Director, Ohio State University, 1966.
  • [14] "Multimedia Tech Art Show," Copland Rutherford Fine Art, 1994.
  • [15] "Art Tour of the Galleries," New York Herald Tribune, 2 October 1965.
  • [16] Emily Genauer, "Art," New York Herald Tribune, 10 October 1965.
  • [17] "IN THE MUSEUMS: Recent Exhibitions," Arts Magazine, November 1965.
  • [18] The New York Times, "Pictures on Exhibit," 24 October 1966.
  • [19] The New York Times, "Pictures on Exhibits," November 1965.
  • [20] Time Magazine, "Events," 8 October 1965.
  • [21] Art News, "Show Light Work," November 1967.
  • [22] E. Spotlight, "Santa Fe Lighting Designer."The New Mexican.
  • [23] New Mexico Film Office, "Letter of Recommendation," 2015.


  • Founding/Charter member IATSE Local 480
  • "Late for Dinner", Grip, 1990
  • "Late for Dinner", Electrician/Lamp Operator, 1990
  • "City Slickers", Special Effects Technician
  • "Wyatt Earp", Kevin Costner, Special Effects Technician, 1993
  • "The Cowboy Way", Woody Harlsen, Dennis Weaver, Electrician/Lamp Operator, 1993
  • "Urban Justice AKA Renegade", Special Effects Coordinator, 2006
  • "The Hunted", Special Effects Coordinator/ key, 2006
  • "Doubting Thomas", Dimmerboard Operator, 2006
  • "Shoot First and Pray You Live", Special Effects Coordinator/Key, 2007
  • "Naked Fear", Special Effects Coordinator/Key, 2007
  • "Felon", Val Kilmer, Special Effects Coordinator/Key, 2007
  • "Brothers", Special Effects Technician, 2007
  • "Observe and Report", Special Effects technician, 2008
  • "Legion", Special Effects Technician, 2008
  • "The Spy Next Door", Special Effects Technician.
  • "O.B.Tagart", Special Effects Coordinator.
  • "Blood Memory", Special Effcts Coordinator.
  • "Fools Gold" Special Effects Coordinator.
  • ATF license, manufacturer of high explosives #5-BL--19-8H-12860


  • Finch College, Contemporary Study Wing 1965, "Energy Sculpture", Finch College Museum of Art, Finch College, NYC
  • The New York Times 1965, Pictures on exhibit
  • Time magazine 1965, "Events" Oct 8
  • New York Herald Tribune 1965, "Art tour of the Gallery's" Oct 2
  • New York Herald Tribune 1965, "Art", Emily Genauer, Oct 2
  • Arts Magazine 1965, "In the Museums: Recent Exhibitions", November
  • the New York Times 1966, "Pictures on Exhibit"
  • the Bernard M Baruch School of Business 1966, "Hogle's Light Machines", Oct-Nov.
  • Lenoard Horowitz 1966, Ohio State University
  • Art News 1967, "Show Light Work", Nov
  • Howard Wise Gallery 1967, "Four young Artist" Oct-Nov.
  • Walker Art Center 1967, "Light Motion Space" (Library of Congress #67-2397)
  • Kineticism and Slow Motion 1967, Rutgers University
  • Howard Wise Gallery 1968, "Festival of Lights", NYC
  • the Newark Museum 1970, "New Jersy Collects", Newark, NJ
  • Miami 1971, "Mushroom" Environmental Rock Opera, Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL
  • Santa Fe Museum of Fine Art 1986, "Good Morning America", ABC, TV, Santa Fe, NM
  • Copland Rutherford Fine Arts 1994, "Multimedia Tech Art Show", Santa Fe, NM
  • "Fun on the Fourth" 1999

Profesional Groups and Clubs

  • BSA, 15 years
  • National Thespian Society, Pleasantville, NY
  • 90 Miles off Broadway Company New Paltz, NY
  • Delta Kappa Zeta, Fraternity, University of New York, New Paltz, NY
  • New Port Players, New Port, RI
  • American Federation of Musicians, Local 398, Ossining, NY
  • American Federation of Musicians, Local 398, Kingston, NY
  • College Community Orchestra, New Paltz, NY
  • Santa Fe Concert Band, Santa Fe, NM