Deborah Roberts

Born: Austin, Texas, 1962
Lives and works in Austin, Texas


Education

Syracuse University Research Fellow, Syracuse, New York, USA; MFA


Awards and Prizes

2018
Anonymous Was a Woman, New York, USA

2017
Artist of the Year, Austin, Texas

2016
Pollock Krasner Foundation, Grantee

2014
SU MFA Exhibition "Best in Show"

2011-2014
Syracuse University Graduate Research Fellow

2008
Artist of the Year, Austin Texas

2010
San Francisco African American Legacy Scholarship

1991
President Point of Light Recipient, President George H. Bush


Solo Exhibitions

2020
The Contemporary Austin, Texas, USA (forthcoming)

2019
If they come, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Native Sons: Many Thousands Gone, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, USA

2018
Fragile but Fixable, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Uninterrupted, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi, Spelman Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2017
Ingenue, Fort Gansevoort Gallery, New York, New York, USA
Nobody's Darling: New Works by Deborah Roberts, Christian-Green Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA

2016
Coil, Coarse, Twist, Re-twist, Art Palace, Houston, Texas, USA


2014
One and Many, Art Palace, Houston, Texas, USA
Domestic Disturbance, Diverse Art Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA
Consensual Marks, SDCC, Dallas, Texas, USA

2013
When We Just Existed, Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse, New York, USA

2011
Resistance Begins at Home: Rethinking Otherness, Dallas, Texas, USA

2008
Forks and Spoons, South Dallas Culture Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

2006
Bearing Witness, Stone Metal Press, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Reconstructing, Rethinking, Reacting, O'Kane Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA

2004
Chicago Culture Center (South Shore) Chicago, Illinois, USA
Center for African & African American Studies, Austin, Texas, USA


Group Exhibitions

2019-2020
Re/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and Currency at Southwest School of Art, Texas, USA
The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today, National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C., USA
Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art, 21c Lexington, Kentucky, USA

2019
Still I Rise, MASS MoCA, Massachusetts, USA
Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers, Somerset House, London, UK
Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary, Californian African American Museum (CAAM), Los Angeles, USA

2018
Talisman In The Age Of Difference, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
In the Eye of the Beholder, Tarble Art Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, South Carolina
USA
Go Figure, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Soul Recordings, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Legacy of the Cool: A Tribute to Barkley L. Hendricks, Mass Art, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Constructing Identity in America (1766-2017), Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, USA

2017
Fictions, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, New York, USA
Your Body is Your Battleground, Volta Art Fair, New York, New York, USA
March Madness, Fort Gansevoort, New York, New York, USA

2016
I know why the caged bird sings, Carver Museum, Austin, Texas, USA

2015
Gently Fried, MACC, Austin, Texas, USA
The House on Mango Street, National Mexican American Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2014
The Way Out- MFA, Rogue Space, New York, New York, USA

2013
Gender Is A Kind of Doing, MCCLA Galleries, San Francisco, California, USA

2011
The Drawing Center, Viewing Program, New York, USA
Mirame: 21st century portraits for Latino/a America, Sacramento, California, USA

2009
Women of Color, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, California, USA
Her Stories, Park School, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2007
Taking Possession, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Counter Intuitive, Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2006
Uncle Tom to Peeping Tom, University of Milwaukee UGA, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Boundless, Perceptions from Within, DAC, Austin, Texas, USA

2005
Museum of Science and Industry, Juried Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Woman Made Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Subjective Visions, UTSA, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Figure It Out, Art Palace Austin, Texas, USA

2004
Susan Woodson Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Unmasked: A Collective Statement on Beauty, Butridge Gallery Austin, Texas, USA

2003
Bird, Juried Exhibition, Concordia University, Austin, Texas, USA
Our Heritage-Creating New Legacies, Juried Exhibition, Butridge Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA
Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Juried Exhibition, Austin, Texas, USA

2002
Center for African American Studies, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA


Publications

2019
Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers, Somerset House, London, UK, p. 127
Deborah Roberts, If they come, essay by Daniella Rose King, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi, edited by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, PhD, Spelman Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Residencies

2019
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Florida, USA

2018
The Fountainhead, Florida, USA

Public Collections

Block Museum of Art, Illinois, USA
Blanton Museum of Art, Texas, USA
Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
LACMA, Los Angeles, California, USA
Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, USA
Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio, USA
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
21c Museum Hotels, Louisville, Kentucky, USA