Rogel is an interdisciplinary media/mural artist, acting executive director at the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), and a doctoral candidate at UCLA’s Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies. His research and art practice in community development focuses on arts-based methods of collaborative design and activism at the UCLA@SPARC Digital/Mural Lab. He develops community-based public art projects, arts education programs for K-12 LAUSD schools, and activist art interventions with immigrant rights and
His arts-based dissertation focuses on the extension of The Great Wall of Los Angeles, currently a half-mile mural located in the Los Angeles river whose subject matter is on the ecological and social history of marginalized people in Los Angeles. He developed SPARC’s mural conservation program, which has saved dozens of iconic murals throughout Los Angeles, and recently completed 9 restorations for the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs.
- CPhil, Chicana and Chicano Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (2016)
- MA, Chicana and Chicano Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (2015)
- BA, Art, University of California, Los Angeles (2008)