Visual Arts Residency
LJ Roberts lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and creates large-scale textile installations, intricate embroideries, artist books, and collages. Their work investigates the overlaps of queer and trans politics, activism, protest, narrative, and craft. Roberts’s work has been shown at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, San Francisco, CA; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; The 8th Floor, New York, NY; Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY; the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA; the DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL; the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA; the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Bowdoin, ME; and the Museum of the City of New York, NY. Roberts has been the recipient of the Fountainhead Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University and residencies at IASPIS-Stockholm, the MacDowell Colony, QueensLab, Ox-Bow School of Art, ACRE, the Textile Arts Center, and the Bag Factory in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2015, Roberts was one of nine recipients of the White House Champions of Change Award for LGBTQI Artists.