Avian Thorson Rogers
Avian received their Bachelors of Fine Arts from Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. After college they joined the US Army spending 5 years in the 101st Airborne. Returning home after their deployment to Afghanistan, they spent years trying to cope with the loss of friends and the effects of PTSD.
Painting has become an outlet for Avian, providing a platform to discuss issues of mental health and mental illness. The use of patterns on organic surfaces across their portfolio creates references to individual traumatic memories and the difficulty of daily mundane activities.
Their goal is to fight the stigmatization of trauma and provide inspiration and hope to others that suffer through similar experiences.
Avian currently resides in Taos, New Mexico.