Deborah Roberts was born in Austin, Texas. She currently lives and works in Austin, Texas. Deborah was the recipient of the Ginsberg- Klaus Award Fellowship, Presidential Point of Light Award, Syracuse University Graduate Fellow Award, and Best in Show MFA Syracuse University 2014.
Currently her work can be seen at The Drawing Center Viewing Program New York, NY, and Art Palace Gallery Houston, TX.
2014 MFA, Syracuse University Research Fellow, Syracuse, NY 1985 BFA, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2017 Fort Gansevoort, NY, November (Upcoming) Your Body is a Battleground, VOLTA NY 2016 Coarse Coil Twist Re-Twist, Art Palace, Houston, TX Queens: Redrawing the Base of Beauty, Carver Community Cultural Center Gallery, San Antonia, TX 2014 One and Many, Art Palace, Houston, TX Domestic Disturbance, Diverse Art Gallery, Austin, TX Consensual Marks, SDCC, Dallas, TX 2013 When We Just Existed, Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse, NY 2011 Resistance Begins at Home: Rethinking Otherness, Dallas, TX 2008 Forks and Spoons, South Dallas Culture Center, Dallas, TX 2006 Bearing Witness, Stone Metal Press, San Antonio, TX Reconstructing, Rethinking, Reacting, O’Kane Gallery, Houston, TX
GROUP AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2017 Nobody’s Darling: Women and Representation, Christian-Green Gallery, TX 2016 I know why the caged birds sing, Carver Museum, Austin, TX 2015 The House on Mango Street, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL. 2014 The Way Out (Thesis Exhibition), Rogue Space, New York, NY 2013 Gender is a Kind of Doing, MCCLA Galleries, San Francisco, CA 2011 Mirame: 21st Century Portraits for Latino/a America, Sacramento, CA 2009 Women of Color, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA Her Stories, Park School, Baltimore, MD 2007 Taking Possession, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR Counter Intuitive, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL 2006 Uncle Tom to Peeping Tom, University of Milwaukee UGA, Milwaukee, WI Boundless, Perceptions from Within, DAC, Austin, TX 2005 Juried Exhibition, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL Woman Made Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Chicago, IL Subjective Visions, UTSA, San Antonio, TX Figure It Out, Art Palace Austin, TX 2004 Untitled, Susan Woodson Gallery, Chicago, IL Unmasked: A Collective Statement on Beauty, Butridge Gallery, Austin, TX 2003 Bird Juried Exhibition, Concordia University, Austin, TX Our Heritage–Creating New Legacies Juried Exhibition, Butridge Gallery, Austin, TX Berstrom Juried Exhibition, Austin Berstrom International Airport, Austin, TX Juried Exhibition, Center for African American Studies, University of Texas, Austin, TX
RESIDENCIES & AWARDS
2016 Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grantee, New York, NY 2014 Ginsberg-Klaus Award Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA Best in Show, Graduate Research Fellow, Syracuse University, NY 2013 San Francisco African American Legacy Scholarship 2011 -Present The Drawing Center, Viewing Program, New York, NY 2008 Artist of the Year, Austin Critic Circle, Austin, TX 2006 Coronado Studios, Austin, TX Stone Metal Press, San Antonio, TX 2005 Ox-Bow Art Residency, Saugatuck, MI
2017 Scott, Andrea K. “March Madness in the Meatpacking District,” The New Yorker, April 10. Anspon, Catherine D. “Austin Gets Its Own Art Fair,” Papercity Magazine, March 30. Kamm, Rebecca. “You Can’t Deny Us: The Artists Showcasing the Power if Female Athletes,” Broadly Vice, March 28. _____ . “At Fort Gansevoort, March Madness takes on a new meaning,” A Hotel Life, April 23. Evans, Dayna. “What Does It Mean to Be a Woman in Sports?,” The Cut, March 20. 2016 Knudson, Rainey. “Naming and Shaming: Deborah Roberts at Art Palace”, Glasstire, November 21. Ryzin, Jeanne Claire van. “Contemporary art exhibit probes African-American identity,” My Statesmen, September 19. 2014 Huete, Betsy. “Deborah Roberts: One and Many,” Glasstire, November 29. 2006 Ward, Jeff M. “Deborah Roberts: Reconstructing, Reacting and Rethinking at O’Kane Gallery,” Fluent Collaborative, issue 79, November 17.