Sunday, February 11, 2018

Deborah Roberts: Modern Art Notes Podcast

Deborah Roberts: Modern Art Notes Podcast: MODERN ART NOTES PODCAST   B y Tyler Green The Spelman College Museum of Art is showing "Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi&...

Friday, February 9, 2018

Modern Art Notes Podcast

MODERN ART NOTES PODCAST By Tyler Green


The Spelman College Museum of Art is showing "Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi" through May 19. The exhibition features work Roberts has made in the last half-decade, work that uses collage and girlhood to examine issues of race, gender, and America's present condition. It was curated by Andrea Barnwell. San Francisco's Jenkins Johnson Gallery just opened an exhibition of Roberts' work called "Uninterrupted." It's on view through March 17.

Deborah Roberts was recently included in the group exhibition "Fictions" at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Her work is in the collections of the Studio Museum, the Blanton at the University of Texas, and the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University.

The Spelman College Museum has uploaded a conversation between Barnwell and Roberts. Part one is here

The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a weekly, hour-long interview program featuring artists, historians, authors, curators and conservators. While the program is typically studio-based, it has taped live-audience episodes at nearly a dozen American art museums, such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

About last year

Last year was a crazy, exciting and exhilarating year for me, I went to the Volta Art Fair in March and everything I thought I knew as an artist changed over night. All of a sudden everything I always wanted happened, that magical sun light found me waiting for my moment. I have always honored my practice, did what was necessary and let the works move me in the direction it need to go. I've dealt with disappointments, failures, missed opportunities and fear of change but this isn't anything unusual, most artist go through these things everyday.
I'm nothing special, I think this can happen to any artist who works hard and is passionate about their work and accepts that its not about them but the work.
I told myself the other day when I felt exhausted from travel that the other side of success is poverty and I've done that, so get up and go work in the studio because while nothing last forever and it's up to me to stay focus, keep my feet planted and to continue to push the boundaries of my work.
There are some amazing artists who have given me great advice... all I have to do is to put into practice what they tell me to do.

Yesterday, New York magazine 's current issue arrived with several of my works featured in it, I could have never dreamt this so I try and present in the moment and thank god for his many blessings



Current song...David Cook's Time of my life!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Deborah Roberts: Why documenting your work is so important

Deborah Roberts: Why documenting your work is so important: Ok, so I've been away for a sometime now, but I'm back with some nuggets from my months away. One of the things I'm finding hard...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Deborah Roberts: Studio Update

Deborah Roberts: Studio Update: Summer/Fall 2017 Update   Power Dance , 30 x 22 cm Look for my work at the Chicago Expo in September 13-17 2017 Red do...

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Deborah Roberts: Deborah Roberts: Anatomy of an Idea

Deborah Roberts: Deborah Roberts: Anatomy of an Idea: Deborah Roberts: Anatomy of an Idea : I started working on some new work and was rethinking my process, is it easier for me to plan out my c...

Deborah Roberts: Studio Update

Deborah Roberts: Studio Update: Summer/Fall 2017 Update   Power Dance , 30 x 22 cm Look for my work at the Chicago Expo in September 13-17 2017 Red do...