Roger Welch (b. 1946) is an American, conceptual artist who is known for his work in Multi-Media Installation, Video Art, and Conceptual Narrative Art. Born in Westfield, New Jersey, Welch received his BFA in 1969 from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, received his MFA in 1971 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and completed the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in 1970-71.
Together with John Baldessari, William Wegman, and others, he co-founded the Narrative Art movement, as well as pioneering explorations of memory and identity as an art form. Among his best known works are Memory Maps (1973), Niagara Falls (1974), O.J. Simpson Project (1977), and Drive In: Second Feature (1982).
Welch has been the subject of solo exhibitions at numerous, global institutions including 112 Greene Street, NY, NY (1971), Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY (1972), John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY (1973), Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI (1974), Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (1977), Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico (1980), P.S.1 Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, NY (1980), Whitney Museum of American Art, NY (1982), and many more. He has participated in group shows in documenta Kassel (1972), Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (1974), Galerie Daniel Templon (1976), Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX (1978), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (1980), New Museum (1981), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (1987), among others. In addition to his rich exhibition history, Welch has also been the recipient of awards from the New York State Council on the Arts, C.A.P.S. (1973, 1976) and the National Endowment for the Arts (1974, 1980).
In his recent series, Edgar Allan Poe's Home, (2015-present), Welch explores memory with a collection of watercolors and paintings faithful to the scale of the walls in Poe’s last home in the Bronx. The forms are painted with motifs inspired by 1800’s tapestries present in the house as well as linked to the memories of the artists’ family which, for three generations, owned a shop selling paint and wallpaper. The watercolor studies and subsequent canvas paintings are segments of a discourse on memory and history of individual recollections.
In addition to the watercolors and paintings, Welch has also produced a video work, which mirrors and inverts a frontal view of Poe’s home with a subdued, almost spectral, horizontal line, reminiscent of memories, old and new, embedded in the residence.
1990s: EXPLORATIONS IN FUTURE MEMORY
The Austin Children Series, 1990-91
"In 1990, he (Welch) asked children to draw over old photographs and describe the future of their town (Austin, Texas) as well as to project their personal futures. The next step would be to make the process and the results more accessible to a community that might emulate them, not as art but as a means of knowing themselves."
- Lucy Lippard, the Lure of the Local, Published by the New Press, New York, 1997
1980s: "DRIVE-IN" & "DRIVE-IN: SECOND FEATURE"
"Drive-In: Second Feature appears like a totemic sign of the industrial, mechanical age of the motion picture and the automobile, which is passing as new electronic technologies emerge, altering our way of life and our forms of entertainment and art-making. The future of film and television, as we know them, is open. Roger Welch’s elegant work contemplates film from a double perspective, seeing it as both a theatrical and an installation medium."
- John G. Hanhardt, Whitney Museum of American Art, September 1982
"Drive In: Second Feature, of 1982, appears at first to be the work of a lunatic or an obsessive folk artist. A full-size 1950’s Cadillac constructed in great detail of branches and twigs faces a screen hung on a framework of branches where previews for “B” movies are shown over and over again. The car has an extraordinary presence, but in this case bizarre and animate. It is one of the most beautiful and fully realized objects in contemporary art."
- Donald Goddard, New York Art World, Online Review, 2001
1970s: PERFORMANCE AND VIDEO ART OF MEMORY
“I see memory as a sculpture created when the totality of an experience is partially forgotten as if carved away.”
- Roger Welch, 1973
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 - Galleria Opere Scelte, Turin, Italy. Edgar Alan Poe's Home. Video installation, photography, works on paper, sculpture.
2006 - Pratt Institute, Department of Art and Design, Media Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2006 - The Niagara Falls Project, Video Installation
2002 - Alcott Gallery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2001 - Neuberger Museum, SUNY, Purchase, New York
2000 - Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy
1992 - Galerie Art Matters, Noordwijk, Holland
1991 - Liverpool Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
1990 - Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
1988 - Sander Gallery, New York, N.1986 - Elizabeth Galasso Fine Arts, Ossining, NYY.
1987 - Ted Greenwald Gallery, New York, NY
1986 - Elizabeth Galasso Fine Arts, Ossining, NY
1986 - Ted Greenwald Gallery, New York, NY
1982 - Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
1981 - Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
1981 - Museo Nacional de la Havana, Havana, Cuba
1980 - Galleria Flaviana, Locarno, Switzerland
1980 - P.S.1 Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City NY
1980 - Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
1980 - Gallerie Jöllenbeck, Cologne, Germany
1980 - Museo de Arte Moderno,(Ten-Year Retrospective), Mexico City, Mexico
1979 - Enzo Cannaviello, MIlano, Italy
1979 - Antwerp Gallery. Antwerp, Belgium
1979 - Studio 46, Torino, Italy
1977 - Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1977 - Fischer Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1977 - Galerie Yaki Kornblut, Amsterdam, Holland
1977 - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
1976 - M.L. D'Arc Gallery, New York, NY
1975 - Diagramma/Luciano Inga-Pin, Milan, Italy
1975 - Stefanotty Gallery, New York, NY
1975 - Galerie Gerald Piltzer, Paris, France
1975 - Galleria Forma, Genoa, Italy
1974 - Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1974 - University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
1973 - John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY
1973 - Nova Scotia College of Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1973 - Sonnabend Gallery, Paris, France
1973 - Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
1972 - Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY (Film performance)
1972 - Galerie 20, Amsterdam, Holland
1972 - 98 Greene Street Loft, New York, NY
1971 - 98 Greene Street Loft, New York, NY (performance)
1971 - Steel Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
1971 - 112 Greene Street, New York, NY (performance)
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 - Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
2017 - Narrative Art, MAMC, Saint-Etienne, France
2017 - Temporary Contemporary from 1992, Chateau Presteneck Brigitte March International Contemporary Art, Stuttgart
2016 - Concept, Performance, Documentation, Language, Mitchell Algus Gallery, Delancey Street, New York
2015 - City Lives, The Sally Fiterman Art Center, New York
2015 - New Arrivals, Museo del Novecento, Milan, Italy
2015 - East Side, Manny Cantor Center, New York
2015 - All/Together/Different: A survey of working artists on the Lower East Side, Manny Cantor Center, New York
2014 - Sublime Concept, Gallerie Brigette March, Stuttgart, Germany.
2014 - The Bruna Aickelin Collection, Galerie il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
2013 - Narrative Art, Galleria Opere Scelte Gallery, Turin, Italy
2013 - As The Eye is Formed, Parrish Art Museum, Watermill (Southampton) New York
2012 - The Sports Show: Athletics as Image and Spectacle, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2011 - Memoria Variable, Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy
2010 - Ani ’70, Conceptual Art, Studio Cannaviello, Milan, Italy
2009 - Actions and Situations/Acciones y Situaciones, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
2008 - The Map Is Not the Territory, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark
2008 - Photoscapes, Kinz, Tillou and Feigen, New York
2007 - "Art in America Now", Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
2007 - New York Electronic Art Festival, Kassel, Germany
2006 - Primera generación. Art e imagen en movimiento (1963-1986) November 7th 2006 - April 2nd 2007 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
2005 - Domicile, Musee d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne, St. Etienne, France
2005 - Collection de Vicky Remy, Musee d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Metropole, Saint-Etienne, France
2005 - AREA '70, Studio d’Arte Cannaviello, Milan, Italy
2005 - Bits 'n Pieces, Galerie Jolenbeck-Michael Nickel, Koln, Germany
2004 - On Disappearance, Maritime Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
2004 - From the 70's, Galerie M. and R. Fricke, Berlin, Germany
2004 - Watercolor Worlds, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, New York
2004 - Portraits, Esso Gallery, New York
2003 - Group show, Artline Gallery, Waterloo, Belgium
2003 - Art in the Hood, 831 Art Space, Miami, Florida
2003 - 24/7 (Wilno-Nueva York), Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithunia
2003 - Site Specifics 03, Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York
2001 - Conceptual Maps, Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy
2000 - Cantico 2000, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, Italy
1996 - “Operat ’96, Narrative Art 1970-1990, Palazzo Rasponi Murat, Ravenna, Italy
1995 - 50, Benefit Exhibition & Auction, The Storefront for Art & Architecture, NYC
1995 - Conceptual Photographs, Galerie Christian Cheneau, Paris, France
1995 - Mapping, American Fine Arts, NYC
1995 - Conceptual Photographs III, John Gibson Gallery, New York
1994 - The Sixties, Galerie Yaki Kornblut, Amsterdam, Holland
1994 - The Riddle of the Sphinx, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York
1994 - Conceptual Art of the '70's, (recent adquistions) Boston Museum of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston , Mass.
1993 - Anton Henning & Roger Welch, Carla Stellweg Gallery, New York
1993 - Concept Art, The Vicky Remy Collection Donation, Musée D'Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France. (recent acquistions)
1992 - Specs, Annina Nosei Gallery, NY
1992 - Force Sight, Internationale Kunst Der Gegenwart,, Schloss Presteneck, Stein Am Kocher, Stuttgart, Germany
1992 - Site Seeing, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
1992 - A Presence of the Past, Snug Harbor Museum, Staten Island, NY
1991 - The Children Among Us, Krassdale Art Gallery, White Plains, NY
1991 - Installation Art of the 1970's, Mary Delahoyd Gallery
1990 - Toward the Lens, Galerie 1900-2000, FIAC, Paris, France
1990 - Aquarian Artists, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
1990 - American Art Today: The City, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, Florida
1989 - The Road Show- The Automobile in Contemporary Art, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1988 - Photography and Art: Interactions since 1946, The Queens Museum, Flushing, NY
1988 - Landscape Perimeters, Virginia Beach Art Center, Virginia Beach,Virginia
1987 - Early Concepts of the Last Decade, Holly Solomon Gallery, NY
1987 - Photography and Art: Interactions since 1946, Musuem of Art, Fort Launderdale, Florida
1987 - Photography and Art: Interactions since 1946, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1987 - Waldungen, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
1986 - Out of the Ordinary, Mary Delahoyd Gallery, NY
1986 - Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape, New York Academy of Art, NY
1986 - Das Automobil in der Kunst 1886-1986, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
1986 - Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
1985 - A New Beginning 1968-1978, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
1985 - Process und Konstruktion 1985, Landeshauptstadt, Munich, Germany
1985 - 18th Biennale, Museum Middleheim, Antwerp, Belgium
1984 - Sticks, The Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Mass
1984 - San Francisco International Video Festival, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1984 - A Decade of New Art, Artists Space, NY
1984 - Artist's Weapons, Ted Greenwald Gallery, NY
1984 - The 1984 Show, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY
1983 - Urban Pulses: The Artist and the City, Pittsburgh Plan for Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1983 - Mapped Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
1983 - Film as Installation II, The Clocktower, NY
1982 - Vergangenheit, Gegenwart, Zukunft, Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
1981 - Szenen der Volkskunst, Wüttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
1981 - Summer, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
1981 - Opening exhibition of the Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City
1981 - Mapped Art: Charts, Routes, Regions, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado (traveling exhibition)
1981 - Schemes- A Decade of Installation Drawings (traveling exhibition)
1981 - Alternatives in Retrospect- A Historical Overview 1969-1975, The New Museum, New York, NY
1981 - Museum of Art, The Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
1981 - Four Artists and the Map: Jasper Johns, Nancy Graves, Roger Welch and Richard Long, Spencer
1980 - Cartography, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1980 - Film as Installation, The Clocktower, New York, NY
1980 - Photo Graphica- The Thin Line, Galleria Flaviana, Locarno, Switzerland
1980 - Cartes et Figures de la Terra, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1979 - Text, Photo, Stories, Krefeld Kunstverein, Krefeld, Germany
1979 - Text, Photo, Stories, Heidelberg Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
1979 - Text, Photo, Stories, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
1979 - Narrative Art, Unimedia, Milano, Italy
1979 - Parole Immagini, Comune di Milano, Italy
1979 - Altered Photographs, P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York
1979 - Concept, Narrative, Document, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Ill
1978 - The Sense of Self, The Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Fork, North Dakota
1978 - The Sense of Self, The New Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
1978 - The Sense of Self, Neuberger Museum, State Univ. of NY, Purchase, New York
1978 - American Narrative Art 1967-77, Univ. Art Museum, Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA
1978 - American Narrative Art 1967-77, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
1978 - American Narrative Art 1967-77, Museum of Contemporary Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
1978 - American Narrative Art 1967-77, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas
1977 - Video Art, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City
1977 - American Art in Brussels, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
1977 - Words, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1977 - Documenta, Kassel, Germany
1977 - Artists' Maps, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1977 - Open to New Ideas, A Collection of New Art for Jimmy Carter, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia
1976 - SOHO Manhattan, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
1976 - Celebration of the Body, (Sponsored by the Olympic Commitee), Agnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
1976 - Narrative Art, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
1976 - Foto & Idea, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Parma, Italy
1976 - The Solomon Collection, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York
1976 - Malen-Schreiben, Galerie Denise Rene - Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf, Germany
1975 - Camera Art, Lund Kunsthalle, Lund, Sweden
1975 - Word, Image, Number, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York
1975 - Narrative in Contemporary Art, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
1975 - Self Portraits, Fine Arts Building, New York, NY
1975 - Lives, Fine Arts Building, New York, NY
1975 - Narrative Art II, Cannaviello Studio d'Arte, Rome, Italy
1975 - 19 Americans, the American Embassy, USIS Cultural Center, Milan, Italy
1974 - Art Now '74, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
1974 - Project '74, Wallraf-Richartz Museum,Cologne, Germany
1974 - Identitat, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin und Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
1974 - Narrative Art II, John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY
1974 - Interventions in Landscape, Massacusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1974 - Narrative Art, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
1974 - Narrative Art, Cannaviello Studio d'Arte, Rome, Italy
1974 - Verbal - Visual, Cologne Art Fair, John Gibson Gallery, Cologne, Germany
1974 - Imagist Realism, Art Museum of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, Florida
1973 - Story, John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY
1973 - Twenty Conceptual Artists, Galerie Kriwin, Brussels, Belgium
1973 - Xerox Gallery, Rochester, New York
1972 - Documenta, Kassel, Germany
1972 - Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
1972 - Spoleto Festival, Spoleto, Italy
1972 - XV Festivals of Two Worlds, Film Performances, Rome, Italy
1971 - Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
1969 - Out From the Wall, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
2003 - Helen A. Harrison New York Times review 'Site Specifics ‘03’ July 13, 2003 (L.I. Section)
2003 - Liutauras Psibilskis, Artforum.com web review picks 'Vilnius-New York 24/7' exhibition
2001 - Gerrit Henry, Art in America, December, review of Neuberger Museum of Art exhibition, page 128
2001 - William Zimmer, New York Times, March 11, Arts Section West Chester, page 8
1992 - 'For Twelve Artists, Maps Fill A Role as Raw Material,' Helen A. Harrison, The New York Times, Sunday, October 18, 19 (LI), pg. 20
1992 - 'A Genre Comes Into Its Own,' William Zimmer, The New York Times, Sunday, August 2, 1992 (NJ), pg. 11
1990 - Joe Bosson, 'U.T.'s Visiting Artist Exhibition Promises to Spark Talk, Reaction', The Knoxville Journal, Knoxville, TN, January 25, 1990, pg. 1B, 7B
1987 - 'Weh Dem, Der Wälder Birgt', Der Tages Spiegel, by Berhard Schultz, Sunday, Sept. 20, 1987, Berlin, Germany, p. 4
1987 - 'Early Concepts of the Last Decade', The New York Times, Friday, Sept. 25, p. C-35, New York
1986 - 'Roger Welch at Ted Greenwald' (Review), by Gerrit Henry, Art in America, September, 1986, p. 142
1986 - 'Roger Welch' (Review), by John Yau, Art Forum, Summer 1986, New York, p. 121
1986 - 'Der Blitzende Fetish' by Wolfgang Längsfeld, Suddeutsche Zeitung, #184, August 13, 1986, p. 29 (Feuilleton)
1986 - '100 Jahre Kunst Ums Auto' by H.J. Kaffsack, Ruhr Nachrichten, August 11, 1986
1986 - 'Wie der Rollende Fetish Gefeiert Wird' by Peter M. Bode, Abend Zeitung (Seite 7), August 10, 1986, Munich, p. 9
1986 - 'Von 'Zorn Der Götter' Bis Zur BlechKarosse' by Hans-Jochen Kaffsack, Volksblatt Berlin, August 9, 1986, Berlin
1986 - 'Shaped Memory Landscape: The Football Helmet' by Vivien Raynor, The New York Times, Sunday, April 6, 1986
1983 - Remembering Memory Lane in Ossining' by William Zimmer, The New York Times, Sunday, Feb. 27 1983, p. 16
1982 - Roger Welch: Juegos de Memoria' by Susana Benko, El Nacional, Jan. 28 1982, Caracas, Venezuela, p. C-20
1982 - Filmmakers' by Richard F. Shepard, The New York Times, Sept. 22, 1982, p. C-17
1982 - Kim Levin Village Voice 'Voice Choices' October 13, 1982
1982 - Talmer, New York Post, 'But Where’s the Popcorn?' pg. 33, October 13, 1982
1981 - Shelley Rice, review, Artforum, March 1981, Vol. XIX, No. 7, pp. 88-89
1981 - Douglas Davis “After Photography” the Village Voice, April 1, vol. XXVI no. 14, pg. 34
1981 - “Obras del Museo Tamayo”, Tiempo magazine, vol. LXXIX, No. 2039, Mexico City, Mexico, p. 36
1981 - Carrie Rickey, “Roger Welch”, Artes Visuales, double issue no. 27-28, March, pp. 75, 77-78
1981 - Evening News at 7, with Jacobo Zabludovsky, “Interview with Roger Welch”, Televisa Canal 2, May 25, 1981, Mexico City (broadcast nationally in Mexico)
1980 - Giuseppe Turroni, “Parliamo di..” Corriere Della Sera, (illustrato), January 12, 1980, Published in Rome, Italy, pg. 47
1980 - “Roger Welch”, Harper’s Gran Bazaar, No. 8, May-June, Published in Milan, Italy, pg. 172
1980 - “Expondra el Escultor Roger Welch hoy en el Museo de Arte Moderno”, Excelsior, October 9, 1980, Mexico City, pg. 3
1979 - Angelo Dragone, “Roger Welch”, La Stampa, Anno 113, No. 240, October 21, 1979, Torino, Italy
1979 - Luigi Carluccio, “Roger Welch”, Panorama , magazine, No. 712, December 10, 1979, pg. 28
1979 - Shelley Rice, “Image Making”, Soho Weekly News, May 24, 1979
1979 - Gene Thornton, “A Curator’s Curiosity”, New York Times, June 3, 1979
1979 - Ben Lifson, “Redundant Kisses, Engaging Ambiguities”, Village Voice, June 11, 1979
1979 - Margarethe Jochimsen, “Text, Photos, Stories”, Kunstforum, July 1979
1979 - Helmut Schneider, “Bilder mit Text”, Die Zeit, No. 32-33, August, 1979
1978 - Sandra Shaul, “Video Art”, Artes Visuales. #17, March, Mexico City, pp. 9 and 23
1977 - CBS Evening News, “a Collection for Jimmy Carter”, Saturday, January 8, 1977, 6:30 P.M. EST, a National Broadcast
1977 - Carter Ratcliff, “The American Artsist from Loner to Lobbyist”, Art in America, March-April, 1977, pp. 10-12
1977 - “Carter’s Conceptualists and Uncle Alton” , Art News, April, pp. 23-26
1977 - Suzanne Muchnic, “His Eye is on the Halfback”, Los Angeles Times, Section 5, Tuesday, November 15, 1977
1976 - Tara Collins, “Roger Welch/ Preliminaries”, Arts Magazine, May, pg. 4
1976 - David Bourdon, review, the Village Voice, April 26, 1976, pg. 128
1976 - Richard Lorber, review, Arts Magazine, June, pg. 16-17
1976 - Peter Frank, “Auto-Art: Self –Indelgent? And How”, Art News, September, pg. 45
1976 - John Russel, “Fifteenth Anniversary Exhibition”, the New York Times, Friday, October 1, 1976, pg. C15
1976 - Grace Glueck, “Far-Out Art” to Honor Carter Donated to Georgia Museum” the New York Times, Thursday, December 16, 1976, pg. 66
1976 - Douglas Davis, “The Size of Non-Size”. Artforum, December, pp. 49 and 51
1975 - Amy Goldin, “The Post-Perceptual Portrait”, Art In America, January/February, pp. 79, 80, and 81
1975 - Barbara Radice, “Story Art”, Data, July/August, pp. 81 and 109
1975 - “The Roger Woodward-Niagara Falls Project”, Flash Art, pp. 28-29
1975 - Susan Heineman, review, Artforum, September, pg. 76
1975 - Ross Skoggard, review, Art in America, September/October, pg. 95
1975 - Phillip Smith, “Roger Welch and the Sculpture of memory”, Arts Magazine, October, pp. 57-59
1974 - James Collins, review, Artforum, April. pp. 78-79
1974 - Margarethe Jochimsen, “Story Art”, Magazin Kunst, No. 55, September, pp. 43, 73 illustration pg. 63
1974 - Peter Schjeldahl, “Let’s Not Read Narrative Art Too Seriously,” The New York Times, Sunday, December 8, 1974, page 35
1973 - William Dyckes, review, Arts Magazine, February, Page 76
1973 - James Collins, review, Artforum, September, pp. 75-76
1973 - Norman Nadel, “All the Old Familiar Places Live via 4-Dimensional Mind Sculptures”, The Pittsburgh Press, October 26, 1973
1973 - Roberta Smith, review, Artforum, December, Page 83
1972 - Gerrit Henry, review, Art News, May, Page 56
1972 - Interfunktionen, issue #10, Frederich W. Heubach Editor and publisher,Cologne,Germany
1972 - Interfunktionen, issue #9, Frederich W. Heubach Editor and publisher, Cologne, Germany
1971 - Interfunktionen, issue #8, Frederich W. Heubach Editor and publisher, Cologne, Germany
1971 - Interfunktionen, issue #6, Frederich W. Heubach Editor and publisher, Cologne, Germany
1971 - Nessa Forman, “Entombed for Art”, The Philadelphia Sunday Bulletin, March 6, 1971
2009 - The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography, Katharine Harmon, Princeton Architecture Press, 2009
2003 - 'Site Specifics ‘03' Installation at the Carriage House, catalogue, essay by curator Karen Shaw and director Mary Lou Cohalan, published July 2003, Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York.
2002 - Arts Carolina, issue 7, Jan. 2002 'Art Department Hosts Artist-In Residence' pg. 13.
2001 - Goddard, Donald 'Roger Welch: Traces of Time' view
2001 - Robert C. Morgan, 'Intimate Art', Tema Celeste, May, pg. 40-41.
1997 - Lucy Lippard, The Lure of the Local, published by Anchor Books.
1996 - Contemporary Artists. Joann Cerrito, editor. St. James Press, Detroit, Michigan, 4th Edition, pp. 1271, 1272.
1996 - Consider the Alternatives: 20 Years of Contemporary Art at Hallwalls.
1996 - Ronald Ehmke, editor. Hallwalls Inc., Buffalo, New York, p. 250 (1976 Exhibitions).
1994 - Installation Art, text by Michael Archer. Thames and Hudson Ltd., London, p. 110.
1992 - Force Sight, (catalogue for exhibition) text by Yves Michel Bernard, Stuttgart, Germany, pp. 16, 17, 22, 48, 50 (illustration.)
1992 - 'A presence of the past,' Michael Fressola, Staten Island Sunday Advance, Section E, pp. 1 and 4.
1992 - 'New York Meets Presteneck, Amerikanischer Künstler Arbeitet Mit Schulern,' Barbara Barth, Heilbrowner Stimme, March 18, 1992, No. 65, pg. 17.
1991 - Roger Welch, Exhibition Catalogue, Liverpool Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, text by Robert Toos, text (interview) by Carla Stellweg. edited by M. Van der Elsen and M. Jager.
1991 - 'Roger Welch at Liverpool Gallery: Je Voudrais Etre...,' La Libre Belgique, March 15, 1991.
1991 - 'Roger Welch,' The Bulletin, Brussels, Belgium, March 30, 1991.
1991 - 'Roger Welch,' Nul Par Les Editions, Anderlecht, Belgium, March 30.
1990 - Image World, Exhibition Catalogue, essay by John Hanhardt, pg. 106, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
1990 - Collage und Collagieren, Klaus Eid and Hakon Ruprecht, pg. 181, pub. Dumont Bucherlag, Koln, Germany, 1990.
1990 - American Art Today: the City, Exhibition Catalogue, essay by Leslie Judd Ahlander, curated by Dahlia Morgan, The Art Museum, Florida International Univ., Miami, FL.
1989 - Contemporary Artists, Colin Naylor, St. James Press, London, pp. 1017, 1018.
1989 - Mark Richard Leach, “The Road Show” essay pg. 12 and 13, John Michael Kohler Arts Center publication, June 1989.1987 - Waldungen, Exhibition Catalogue, Akademie der Kunsten, Berlin, Sept. 20 – Nov. 15, 1987, p. 333.
1987 - Photography and Art: Interactions Since 1946 Exhibition Catalogue, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale.
1987 - Essay by Andy Grundberg. Cross River Press Ltd. and Abbeville Press, New York, p. 140; illustr. p. 159.
1987 - Art and Cartography: Six Historical Essays, David Woodward, University of Chicago Press, 1987
1986 - Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape, Exhibition Catalogue, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, p. 49.
1986 - Das Automovil in der Kunst: 1886–1986, Exhibition Catalogue Haus der Kunst, Münich, Germany, p. 206 Drive In: Second Feature.
1985 - Biennale 18, Exhibition Catalogue, Middelheim, Antwerpen, June 16–Oct. 8, 1985, Antwerpen, Belgium, p. 46, 47.
1985 - A New Beginning: 1968–78, Exhibition Catalogue, Hudson River Museum, Feb. 3 – May 5, 1985, Yonkers, New York, essay by Mary Delahoyd, p. 112, 113.
1985 - Process und Konstruktion: 1985, München, Exhibition Catalogue, pub. by Archives of Contemporary Thought, Lodz, Poland, in Münich, p. 110.
1985 - L’Art et le Temps, exhibition catalogue, pp. 242 –243, published by Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, 1985.1984 - 'Lo Spazio-Tempo Della Narrative Art' by Tommaso De Chiaro, TerzoOcchio, #30, March, 1984, Edizioni Bora, Bologna, Italy, p. 34.
1984 - 'Drive In: Second Feature,' Fiberarts, July-August 1984, vol. 11, #4, p. 92.
1984 - A Decade of New Art, Exhibition Catalogue, Artists Space, May 31–June 30, 1984, p. 75, pub. by the Committee for the Visual Arts, New York.
1984 - Sticks, Exhibition Catalogue, Addison Gallery of American Art, Jan. 13 – March 4, Published by Addison Gallery, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., p. 13.
1984 - San Francisco Video Festival 1984, Exhibition Catalogue, Oct. 4–9, 1984, Roger Welch, Antoni Muntadas, and Andy Kaufman; pub. by San Francisco Video Festival, The Video Gallery, San Francisco.
1984 - Artists Weapons, Exhibition Catalogue, text by Donald Kuspit, Ted Greenwald Gallery, New York, Dec. 20 thru Jan 26, 1984.
1983 - Film As Installation, Exhibition Catalogue, The Clocktower, April 20–May 21, 1983, Thiells, NY.
1983 - 'Personalized Television: Interview with Roger Welch' by Hal Himmelstein, Karen Nulf, and Larry Shirley, Wide Angle: Film Quarterly, vol. 5, #3, 1983, pp. 70, 74–79.
1983 - Urban Pulses: The Artist and the City, Exhibition Catalogue, Pittsburgh
1983 - Plan for the Arts, Oct. 16–Nov. 13, 1983; essay by Mel McCombie, pp. 8–9, 15–20.1982 - Roger Welch' (Review, Whitney Museum) by Amy Virshop, Alive, vol. 1, #3, Nov./Dec. 1982
1982 - Roger Welch/Drive In: Second Feature' (Review) by Ann-Sargent
1982 - Wooster, AfterImage, Dec., 1982, vol. 10, #5, p. 17; pub. by Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, N.Y.
1982 - Vergangenheit, Gegenwart, Zukunft , Exhibition Catalogue, Kunstverein, Stuttgart, May 26–Aug. 22, 1982, pp. 82, 83, 84; pub. by Württ. Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany.
1981 - Schemes, exhbition catalogue, essay by Shelley Rice, Published by Elise Meyer, New York, pp. 1 and 10
1981 - 4 Artists and the Map: Nancy Graves, Jasper Johns, Richard Long and Roger Welch, exhibition catalogue, essay by Roberta Smith, Published by the Spencer Art Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas pp. 14-16, 32-35
1981 - Alternatives in Retrospect, exhibition catalogue, essay by Jackie Apple, essay by Mary Delahoyd, commentary by Roger Welch, Published by the New Museum, New York, pp. 12, 20, 30, 35
1981 - Mapped Art, exhibition catalogue, essay by Peter frank, published by Independent Curators Inc. New York and The University of Colorado Art Galleries.
1981 - Roger Welch, exhibition catalogue, published by Museo Nacional. Ministerio de Cultura, Havana, Cuba
1981 - “Muestra del Artists Roger Welch Hoy, en el Museo de Bellas Artes”, Gramma, June 19, Havana, Cuba
1981 - Szenen der Volkskunst, exhibition catalogue, published by Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany1980 - Cartes et Figures de la Terre, Exhibition Catalogue, Published by Centre Georges Pomidou, Paris, France, pp. 178
1980 - Photo Graphica – The Thin Line, Exhibition Catalogue, Published by Edizioni Flaviana, Locarno, Switzerland, pp.17, 130-31
1980 - Roger Welch 1970-1980, exhibition catalogue, essay by Jeffrey Deitch, Published by Museo de Arte Moderno, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico
1980 - 1980 Athens Video Festival, exhibition catalogue, published by the Athens Center for Film and Video, College of Fine Arts, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, pp. 1,3,6, and 71979 - Flavio Caroli, Parola Immagine, Published by Fabbri Editori, Milano, Italy
1979 - Achille Bonito Oliva, Drawing/Transparence, Published by La Nuova Foalio Editrice, Rome, Italy
1979 - Flavio Caroli and Luciano Caramel, Testuale, published by Mazzotta Editore, Milan, Italy
1979 - Piergiorgio Firinu, La Grabbia Sui Pirenei, Published by Studio 46, Torino, Italy1978 - Sam Hunter, Modern Art, Published by Abrams and Co., New York
1978 - Who’s Who in American Art, Edition 1978, Published by Who’s Who in America
1978 - Jerome Rothenberg editor, The Big Jewish Book, Published by Doubleday and Co. Inc, New York, pp. 344-348
1978 - Roger Welch, exhibition catalogue, Published by the Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1977 - Alison Sky and Michelle Stone, Unbuilt America, published by McGraw Hill, New York 1976, pp. 9 and 250
1977 - New York Art Yearbook, Judith Tannenbaum, editor, published by Noyes Art Books, New York, pp. 108 and 281
1977 - Gunter Metken, Spurensicherung, chapter “Roger Welch”, pp. 30-31, published by DuMont Buchverlag, Koln, Germany
1977 - “Documenta VI”, issue, Flash Art, 3 76/77, July-August (Cover)
1977 - Documenta VI, exhibition catalogue, (II – fotographie), published by Documenta VI, Kassel, Germany, pp. 23-26
1977 - Contemporary Artists, Colin Naylon editor, Genesis Porridge, published by St. James Press Ltd., pp 1034-1035
1977 - Douglas Davis, Art Culture – Essays On the Post-Modern, published by Harper and Row, New York, pp. 37
1977 - “Roger Welch”, Flash Art , # 78/79, November-December, pp. 24-25, 48-49
1977 - “Roger Welch”, Artes Visuales, Fall, pg. 53, Mexico City1976 - Achille Bonito Oliva, Europe/America: The Different Avant Gardes, published by Deco Press, a branch of Franco Maria Ricci Editore 1976
1976 - Barbara Radice, review, Data , Issue # 20, march-April, pp. 37 and 38
1976 - Foto and Idea, exhibition catalogue, published by Galleria Communale d’Arte Moderna, Parma, Italy, pg. 119
1976 - Frank Popper, Art – Action and Participation, published by New York University Press, 1975. pp. 259-61 and 263
1976 - Soho Manhattan , exhibition catalogue, published by Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
1975 - Camera Art, exhibition catalogue, published by Lunds Konsthalle, Lund, Sweden, pp. 25-30
1975 - Word, Image, Number , exhibition catalogue, essay by Mary Delahoyd, published by Sarah Lawrence College
1975 - Lives, exhibition catalogue, essay by Jeffrey Dietch, published by Jeffrey Deitch
1975 - 19 Americans, exhibition catalogue, published by the USIS Cultural Center, Milano, Italy
1975 - Narrative Art , In Progress 5, exhibition catalogue, published by Museo Progressivo d’Arte Contemporanea, Livorno, Italy
1975 - Roger Welch, “On Recorded History - part 1”, Tracks, a Journal of Artists’ Writings, Spring, Vol. 1, No.2, pp. 60-64
1974 - Indentitat, exhibition catalogue, published by Haus am Waldzee Museum, Berlin and Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
1974 - Art Now ’74, exhibition catalogue, published by the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
1974 - Projekt ‘74, exhibition catalogue, published by Koln Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany, pp 14, 18, 19, 346,347
1974 - Art Rite, #4, December, pp. 8 and 9
1974 - Narrative Art, exhibition catalogue Cannaviello Studio d”Art, Rome, November
1974 - Roger Welch exhibition catalogue, essay by I. Michael Danoff, published by the Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1974 - Robert Pincus-Witten, “Notes”, Art Rite, Summer, Issue #6, pg.22
1974 - Imagist Realism, exhibition catalogue, published by the Art Museum of the Palm Beaches, Norton Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida, pp. 26 and 36
1973 - Artitudes, issue # 4, pp. 48 and 54., Francois Pluchart, publisher. Paris, France
1972 - Documenta V, exhibition catalogue, published by Documenta V, Kassel, Germany
> Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid Spain
> Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
> Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
> Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, New York, New York
> Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia
> Graustein Foundation, New Haven, Connecticut
> Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York, New York
> Musée de Saint Etienne, St. Etienne, France
> Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
> Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
> Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York
> Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
> Stadtisches Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
> Museo del Novecento, Milan, Italy