LJ Roberts

Part-time Lecturer

LJ Roberts is a visual artist who creates large-scale textile installations, incredibly detailed 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 at such venues as The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, The 8th Floor, Museum of Arts and Design, 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’s work has been written about in The New York Times, American Craft, Artforum, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, Art In America, Hyperallergic, The San Francisco Chronicle, Transgender Studies Quarterly and The Journal of Modern Craft among other publications. 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, 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 LGBTQI Artists.