Engerer studied at the Pilchuk Glass School, Graduate Workshop; Glass Casting , Washington USA; and Glass Art & Industry (summer tour), Germany; Sculpture, Glass, Metal, Environmental Design, OCA; and at Harbourfront Glassblowing Workshop, Toronto.
His work has participated in numerous solo and group exhibits since 1983 including: The Glass Art Gallery, Royal Canadian Academy, Glass Art Society, Koffler Gallery, Toronto; Finnish Glass Museum, Finland; Copenhagen, Denmark; Ministry of Trade, Baden, West Germany; The Linda Greenberg Gallery, Ottawa; Lee Scharr Gallery, New Jersey, USA; Cartwright Gallery, Vancouver BC; Capital Glass, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA….etc.
Private and Corporate Collections include: Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto; Mendell Collection, Montreal; Permanent Collection, Ontario Craft Council; Speedy Muffler King, Toronto; Helms Collection, Washington DC; McDonalds Canada, Toronto; X’teresa Performance Center, Mexico City; Four Seasons Hotel, UK.
Engerer was a former Teaching Assistant / Glass Technician, OCA; Faculty Staff Co-ordinator, Glass Art Society (American) Annual Conference, OCA; Director-At-Large, Glass Art Association of Canada;Board Member, Ontario Craft Council; Public Art Commission, City of Toronto; Co-founder of “Geisterblitz” – a seven member hot glass co-op studio. He was an invitational speaker at: Sheridan College; Kent State University, Ohio, USA; Alberta College of Art, AB; Rochester Institute of Technology; and OCA.
My work is essentially an exploration of ideas, my own and others, about architectural space, shape, and form combined with my thoughts and feelings about histories and mythologies. The latter of these may be of a national, religious, aesthetic or pop cultural origin. Though everything created by man springs forth from some kind of need, once materialized, all things become part of a larger legacy, legitimate or otherwise. These may later be used as elements in other ideas and developments. The examination of these possible dialectics is the focus of my sculptural endeavour.