Ed Pogue graduated in 1980 from Paragould High School in Arkansas. Ed attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas from 1980 to 1985 where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with emphasis in ceramics and sculpture. From 1985 to 1988 Ed attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He worked for artists such as Ernest Trova and Paul Soldner to name a few. Upon completion of his Master of Fine Arts degree he moved to Princeton, New Jersey working as a staff member at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture casting several large public sculpture works in bronze for Joel Shapiro and Julian Schnabel, including placements at the airports of Kansas City, Missouri and Osaka, Japan.
Ed moved to Palm Desert, California in 1989 where he met his wife Julia, originally from Guatemala. Ed taught at the College of the Desert for several years, then in 1994 moved to San Francisco to teach at the Academy of Art University and to become Assistant Director of the Sculpture Center. Ed team-taught several courses with noted sculptors like Manuel Neri, Stephen De Staebler and Jack Zajac. Ed went on to teach at Bethany College in Kansas in 1999 and later became the Art Department Chair. In 2012 he was asked by the college to become Director and Executive Officer of Bethany College at MindFire, a new satellite campus in Wichita. Later in 2016, the college asked him to return to the main campus as President of the Faculty and Interim Dean of the College.
In 2022 Ed moved to take the position as Director of the School of Art and Design at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and now lives in Harlingen, Texas. Julia passed away in Kansas in April of 2022.
Ed has delved into video and editing, but remains committed to the object as voice. 3D computer modeling transitioned into PLA filament 3D printing is his current media of choice. Ed is also experimenting with virtual reality sculpting techniques with the Oculus Rift and augmented reality sculpting processes with the Microsoft Hololens and Meta Quest Pro.
Ed is represented nationally by Allen and Alan Fine Arts Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah where he visits each summer.