Roger White Stoller
Biography b. 1954
Stoller’s worldview was shaped by his mentor, world-renowned global thinker and futurist R. Buckminster Fuller. Working with Fuller led to the fortunate meeting of sculptor Isamu Noguchi, and the opportunity to work in and around his studio in NYC. The spirit of Stoller’s work was kindled out of his relationships with these two great men. His formal training was accomplished at the prestigious Art Center College of Design, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Product Design in 1981. The following years included his marriage to his wife & creative collaborator Naomi and the birth of their two children Eve and Sophia. He founded two design firms, Stoller Design and Praxis Design Associates, both involved in product development for corporate clients. While working in the field he taught Industrial Design at San Jose State University from 1987-1992 and 1998-2000. Being part of the fast-paced world of product development proved to be a rich background from which to approach sculpture as fine art. In 1996, upon emerging from a period of deep soul searching, he formed Stoller Studio, Inc., diving completely into sculpting. In this period of artistic discovery he developed many of the original ideas still being explored in his work today. Stoller creates art full-time out of studios in Portola Valley and San Jose, California, USA. He works in collaboration with a highly skilled staff of design, engineering and art professionals. Studio methods range from bronze casting to 3-D computer modeling, combining the best of old world craft with modern technology.