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LJ Roberts

Studio Grant holder in Stockholm 1 August - 30 October 2018

LJ Roberts is a visual artist who creates large-scale textile installations, embroideries, screen prints, artist books and collages. Their work investigates overlaps of queer and trans politics, activism, protest and craft. LJ’s work has been shown at venues such as Museum of Arts and Design, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, Vox Populi, the Orange County Museum of Art, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the Powerhouse Museum, the Oakland Museum of California, the DePaul Art Museum, the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art where their work is in the permanent collection.

LJ has been the past recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, the Fountainhead Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University and residencies at Ox-Bow School of Art, ACRE, QueensLab, the Textile Arts Center and the Bag Factory in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2015 LJ was one of nine recipients of the White House Champions of Change Award for LGBTQ Artists. LJ lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and teaches at Parsons School of Design.


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