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Biographical Data

Richard Hogle
Born: Brooklyn New York, 10/12/1939
Studied: State University of New York, New Paltz, New York,
Graduated B.S. Art Education
Military Experience, US Navy Active Duty 1960 to 1962
USS Beatty DD756, Artist Admiral’s Staff Admiral Weakly; COMCRUSDESLANT, Newport, Rhode Island
Taught High School Art, Mechanical Drawing, Middleton NY
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 Fla
Studied: University of Miami School of Music 1974-1977
Federal ATF Powder license #19 Manufacture of Explosives 5-BL-19-8H-12860 ( Current )
Charter Member IATSE local 480 Santa Fe, NM


One Man Exhibitions
  • “New Ideas in Art”, State University, Columbus, Ohio City College of New York, New York City
Group Exhibitions
  • “Hundred Man Show”, PVI Gallery, New York City
  • Two Man Show” Energy Sculpture” Contemporary Study Wing,
  • Finch Museum of Art, New York Introduction by Thomas Hoving Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • “Box Show”, Byron Gallery, New York
  • Central Park Show Per Notes
  • “Kineticism: Movement in Modern Art”, American Abstract Artists, NY
  • “New Ideas in Art”, School of Art, Ohio State University
  • “Slow Motion” Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • “Luminisim” George Washington Hotel, New York City, New York. [1]
  • “Lights in Orbit”, Howard Wise Gallery, New York
  • “Festival of Lights “Howard Wise Gallery, New York [2]
  • “Four Young Artists”, Howard Wise Gallery, New York [3]
  • “Light-Motion-Space” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • “Light and Movement”, Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Michigan
  • “Light and Motion”, Worcester Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • “Mixed Masters”, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas
  • “Let There Be Light”, Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey
  • New York State Fair, New York, New York
  • “Light-Motion-Space” Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
  • “Art as Light” Newark College of Engineering, Newark, New Jersey
  • Nevada Southern University
  • “Fun on 57th Street”, Howard Wise Gallery, New York City [4]
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
  • “Art as Light”, Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey [5]
  • “Fun on 57th Street”, Howard Wise Gallery, New York
  • Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
  • Jewish Museum, New York, NY
  • Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
  • La Jolla Museum, La Jolla, California
  • “Cybernetic Serendipity”, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England
  • “World of Christmas Trees”, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida
  • “6th Annual Outdoor Sculpture” show, Shidoni Foundry, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • “Tech Art Show”, Copeland Rutherford Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico


Public Collections
  • New York City Department of Parks
  • US Embassies (worldwide) U.S. State Department
  • Institute De Abegg, Bern Switzerland [6]
Private Collections
  • Howard Wise
  • Thomas Hoving
  • Malcom Forbes
  • John G Vet III
  • Eddie Samuels
  • Willoughby Sharp
  • Gunther Ueker
Past Representations
  • Byron Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York.
  • Howard Wise Gallery, 57th Street, New York
  • Shidoni Foundry/Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Copeland Rutherford Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Kinetic Light Artist

Cheetah Discotech, light sculpture, New York, New York
Charlotte Mormon’s, Fifth Annual New York Avant Gard Festival, 24 Hours on board the John F. Kennedy Ferry Boat, Battery to Staten Island New York
Central Park Festival, Central Park, New York, Kineticism Press
Kinetic Environment II, Central Park, New York, Kineticism Press
“A Happening”, New York University, NYC
Charlote Mormon’s, Sixth Annual New York Avant Gard Festival, “A Parade”, Central Park, New York City
Youth Pavilion, Hennie Farm, San Antonio, Texas
Uni Trio, Judson Memorial Church NYC, Lighting and Projections
New Year’s Eve Festival, Central Park, New York
Charlotte Mormon’s, Seventh Annual New York Avant Garde Festival, Wards Island, New York
Multi Media Garden Piece, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, Liquid Slides
and Lighting
Super Bowl XIII, Champagne Party, for 3,000 people, Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami, Fla,
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
1st Annual Artists and Models Ball, Miami, Florida
1979 Man of the Year Award (Chip Carter), Miami, Florida

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall Dedication, University of Miami, Miami Fla. Scored original slides to original music score by Dr. William F. Lee, PhD MusD, Director of University of Miami Music Department. Two large 10’ by 10’ projection screens were erected on either side of the Orchestra, two 35 mm slide projectors per screen with dissolves were used for this event.

World of Christmas Trees, Lowe Art Museum Coral Gables Fla, I placed nine fluorescent tubes sleeved in red, green and blue, vertically in a Christmas tree. The fluorescents were sound activated

Audio Visual Technical Director, “Mushroom” a multi-media Rock Musical This 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]

Miami Ballet Society Gala, Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, consisted of 4 overhead liquid projectors, fifty - 35mm slide projectors with dissolves, 2 fog machines and strobes. Again 360 degree projections. By varying the lens sizes I was able to paint a connected, continuous image on the stretch fabric and walls.

Lighting Director” Good Morning” America Summer 1986, live television show with Joan Lunden, David Hartman, and Dave Murray in Santa Fe New Mexico. When this live show aired in the Eastern time zone, it was still dark in Santa Fe and the producers wanted to see a “sunrise” in Santa Fe, so I faked one and no one not on set knew it was fake.
Lighting design for KOAT TV, News studio, channel 7, ABC affiliate, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Lighting designer, KLUZ TV, News studio, Channel 41, Univision, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
La Toya Jackson, live 90-minute TV special and main stage production, from Bally’s Casino, Reno Nevada, Lighting Design.
Lighting designer for the Dali Lama’s worldwide global satellite uplink from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Dance Productions
  • Rudolph Nureyev, Dance Performance at Popejoy Hall, Albuquerque, University of New Mexico. Designed and constructed a special 40’ by 60’, “sprung” dance floor, as his knees were shot and he could no longer dance on a marley floor layed over a hard wood floor.
1982 - 1983
  • Dallas Ballet, 1982,1983 in Santa Fe New Mexico, Master electrician.
  • “Sor Maria”, Chamber dance/opera piece, lighting design, Center for Contemporary Arts, Joseph Weber, Michelle Larson, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Bill Evans, Dance, lighting design, Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • “The Conquest of Mexico”, Peter Garland, Live Dance Theater Piece. Lighting Designer, projections, pyrotechnics at James A. Little Theater, Santa Fe, NM and Cal arts, Los Angeles, CA.

Museum Shows

  • Jewish Museum, New York City
  • Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
  • Finch College Museum of Art, New York City [8] [9]
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio [10]
  • Rutgers University Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Michigan
  • Worcester Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • University of St Thomas, Houston, TX
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
  • Newark College of Engineering, Newark, NJ
  • Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
  • University House, NYC
  • La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
  • Institute de Abegg, Bern, Switzerland
  • Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York
  • Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Florida


News Paper Coverage
  • New York Times, NYC
  • New York Herald Tribune, NYC
  • The Village Voice, NYC
  • Women’s Wear Daily, NYC
  • Miami Herald, Miami Florida
  • Shreveport Times, Shreveport Louisiana
  • New Mexican, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Los Alamos Monitor, Los Alamos, New Mexico [11]
Magazine Coverage
  • Time Magazine
  • New Yorker
  • Cue
  • Art News
  • Arts Magazine
  • American Home
  • Studio International
  • Minimal Art a Critical Anthology” Gregory Babcock
  • “Origins and Development of Kinetic Art” Frank Popper
Television Coverage
  • Chanel 7 Miami, Florida
  • Chanel 13 NYC, PBS
  • Net Work ABC Evening News
  • Net Work NBC Evening News

Concert Lighting

Miami Fla
  • Chuck Berry - Follow Spot Operator, Sportatorium, Miami, Florida
  • Ted Nugent - Lighting Design, Davy, Florida
  • Bo Diddley - Lighting Design Miami, Florida
  • Billy Preston - Lighting, Sportatorium, Miami, Florida
  • Sha Na Na - Lighting, Sportatorium, Miami, Florida
  • Sal Soul Orchestra - Lighting, Florida A&M, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Chuck Mangione - Lighting, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • McKendrie Spring Lighting, Sportatorium, Miami, Florida
“Castle Farms” Open Air concert venue, construction foreman and designer. 1976 Constructed a 3,000 + seat outdoor Concert Facility in Charlevoix Michigan. Brought crew and lighting equipment from Miami, and built from scratch a 3,000 plus facility at an abandoned run down Old Tudor England style dairy farm and creamery in Charlevoix, Michigan.
  • Donovan - Lighting & fireworks
  • Savoy Brown - Lighting & fireworks
  • Spirit - Lighting & fireworks
  • Loggins & Messina - Lighting & fireworks
  • Quicksilver Messenger Service - Lighting & fireworks
New Mexico
Production Manager Lighting and Design
  • Airto and Flora Purim
  • Taj Mahal
  • Gregory Issacs
  • Wynton Marsailes
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Molly Hatchet
  • Johnny Cash
  • Burning Spear
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Queen Ida
  • Michael Martin Murphy
  • Sun Splash Raggae
  • Herbie Mann

Paolo Soleri Amphitheater
After renovating the venues “House Stage Lights”, I then designed and built a ground supported 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. Soleri is known for preformed and poured concrete with the concrete forms texture as part of the design (he designed the port authority bus station at the New York side of the George Washington bridge) he is the founder and principal architect for his community built in the Arizona, high desert. Called Arcosanti it is an urban laboratory for alternative human habitat.
He based his design of the Paolo Soleri Amphitheater on ancient Greek amphitheaters. It has a thrust stage which is elliptical (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
1982 and 1984
  • Grateful Dead - Dead at the Downs at Santa Fe, site development, staging, construction, and security fencing, technical director, and production manager.
  • Judy Collins
  • Barbara Mandel
  • 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
  • Santa Fe Film Festival “A Tribute to John Huston” Lensic performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lighting and stage manager
  • New Christy Minstrels, “Reunion kick off tour”, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Summer 1989 Santa Fe, New Mexico
Production Manager/Staging
  • 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
Sweeny Center, Santa Fe, lighting design
  • Jackson Browne
  • Phillip Glass
  • Hugh Masekela
Albuquerque, lighting design
  • Mathew and Gunnar Nelson
  • Barkays
  • Klymax
  • Atlantic Star
  • Stryper

Non-Profit Events

Lighting, Design, Sound, and Production Manager
  • 1994 – 1997
  • Buckaroo Ball, an annual fund raiser 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 headliners with local acts opening for them. I handled all lighting and design and all production. This event was a very successful fund raiser for at risk children in New Mexico.
Annual March of Dime Ski Classics
  • 1990 thru 1996, lighting design
  • Benefit Concerts at the Eldorado Hotel, in Santa Fe New Mexico
    • Kenny Loggins
    • Karla Bonoff
    • Kenny Rankin
    • Steven Bishop
    • Nicolette Larson
    • Kim Carnes
    • D. Souther
    • Will Shriner
    • Mary Ann Mobley
    • Kevin Meany
    • Gary Morris
    • Robert Hayes
  • Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
    • Cleo Laine
  • 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.
    • The annual Rainbow Warrior World Music Festival, a cross-cultural event combines ancient artistic and spiritual traditions with modern creative expression. Through music, dance and storytelling, performers from many nations honor andcelebrate the interdependence between native cultures and the environment. From lands as diverse as Tibet, Ecuador, Kenya and Japan, performers have come to Santa Fe to share their cultures through artistic expression. Over the past year Rainbow Warrior has also produced a music television special and events in Los Angeles and at the United Nations in New York. These were impressive showcases for traditional and contemporary Native American Music, dance, storytelling, theater, and comedy. Dick Hogle designed and created lighting for every performance.
      • Eliza Gilkyson
      • Tony Gilkyson
      • Dan Fogelberg
      • Zulu Spear
      • Ki taro, Deuter
      • Pepe Mendoza
      • Levar Burton
      • Sharon Burch
      • Floyd Westerman Red Crow
      • Robbie Romero and Red Thunder
      • Paul Ortega
      • Tuck and Patti
      • Oregon
      • Carlos Nakai
      • Taos Eagle Wing Performers
      • Chaitan Hari Dueter and Zuelika
      • Charlie Hill
      • Barbra Pyle
      • Oren Lyons
      • Hopi second mesa dancrs
      • Simon Ortiz
      • Huichol Indians
      • San Juan Pueblo Women’s

Rumi Concert’s

The Rumi Concert is a stunning collaboration of artists, bringing the lyrical and spiritual power of Rumi to life in a remarkably moving performance, a multidimensional feast of poetry, music, dance and story. Poet and translator Coleman Barks performs the poems of Rumi, a 13th century estatic poet of unparralelled lyrical and spiritual power. He is joined by Storydancer, Zuleikha, whose magic of dance, song and story animates the genius and rapture of Rumi’s poetry. Together, they perform with world musicians such as Glen Velez, Eugene Friesen, David Darling, Jai Uttal and poet Robert Bly.
Performed in multiple venues:
One such venue was St. Johns the Devine Cathedral in NYC. This venue is so large that it has its own weather system separate from therest of NY. The Rumi Concert is a collaboration of poetry, music, dance and story. Performances have taken place at St. Johns the Divine Cathedral, NYC, Herbst Theater, San Francisco, CA, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM, James A Little, Santa Fe, NM, and St Francis Auditorium, Santa Fe, NM, and others.
  • Coleman Barks ...Poet and translator of Rumi’s writings
  • Pepe Mendoza… Flutes
  • Jai Uttal… Voice and instruments
  • Foday Musa Suso… Kora
  • Glen Velez… World percussion
  • David Darling… Cellist
  • Eugene Friesen… Cello
  • Geoffrey Gordon… Percusion
  • Reza Darakshani… Voice and instruments
  • Zuleikha…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 it is still light out. 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 they make their “grand entrance”, as the evening darkens they are illuminated. I had never seen Native American Pow Wow’s lit at night except by bonfires and car head lights (bonfires in the center, cars in a circle, headlights pointed in to 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.

Special Effects

Movie Special Effects

City Slickers, SFX Technician 1991
OB Taggert, SFX Coordinator 1994
Wyatt Earp, SFX Technician 1994
Blood Memory, SFX Coordinator 1999
Naked Fear, SFX Coordinator 2007
Urban Justice Aka Renegade (United Kingdom), SFX Coordinator 2007
Felon, SFX Coordinator 2008
Fools Gold, SFX Coordinator 2008
Shoot First and Pray You Live – (Because luck has nothing to do with it.), SFX Coordinator 2008
Brothers, SFX Technician 2009
The Spy Next Door, SFX Technician 2009
Observe and Report, SFX Technician 2009
Legion, SFX Technician 2010
The Redemption of Henry Myers, SFX Coordinator 2014


Late for Dinner
Cowboy Way
Doubting Thomas


Lighting Director "Good Morning America" Summer 1986, live television from Santa Fe NM, Joan Lunden, David Hartmn and Dave Murray... Lighting Designer
Americas Most Wanted, SFX Coordinator
Unsolved Mysteries, Cosgrove Meure, SFX Coordinator
Into the West, miniseries, SFX Technician
Buffalo Girls, SFX Coordinator
La Toya Jackson, Baily's Casino, Reno, NV, Lighting Designer
Luz Kline, Lighting design
Old el Paso commercial, SFX Coordinator
Ford Ranger commercial, Fireworks

Painting in the night sky with pyrotechnics.
My ATF high explosives manufacturers license allows me to do this
And it is a lot of fun
1974 Miami Beach Barge Shoot
1975 Miami Orange Bowl
1976 Marine Stadium Miami Bi-Centennial
1977 Miami Beach Barge Shoot
1977 Bicentennial Park Inauguration Miami
1979 Orange Bowl
1979 Super Bowl Fontainebleau Hilton
1986 Shreveport Louisiana Fireworks celebration from 1986 thru 1989
City of Santa Fe July 4th Celebrations 1990 thru 2010 [12]
City of Santa Fe 400th Year Celebration. 2012 [13]
Las Campanas July 4th Opening Celebration
Las Campanas Annual July 4th Shows
Las Campanas July 4th 25th year Celebration
City of Espanola July 4th Celebration for three years consecutively
O’Hkay Casino, San Juan Pueblo for two consecutive years
Camel Rock Casino, Tesuque Pueblo for four consecutive years
City of Belen for two consecutive years

Foot note; I no longer design and fire large public fireworks shows


[1] Willoughby. Sharp, "Hogle's Light Machines," The Bernard M. Baruch School of Businees 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 brillant 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 show," The New Mexican, 1986.
[11] Finch.
[12] Contemporary Study Wing Finch College, Energy Scuplture, 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.