LJ Roberts

Part-time Lecturer

LJ Roberts is an artist and writer working in installation, textiles, collage, and text. Their work addresses queer and trans politics, material deviance, alternative kinship structures, archives, and narrative. LJ’s work has been shown in exhibitions at The Victoria and Albert Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Spring Break Art Show, Toledo Museum of Art, Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, The 8th Floor, Museum of Arts and Design, Vox Populi, Smack Mellon, The Orange County Museum of Art, Leslie-Lohman Museum, Museum of the City of New York, La Mama Galleria, Oakland Museum of California, DePaul Art Museum, The ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, 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 the Fountainhead Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University, and residencies at IASPIS, Ox-Bow School of Art, Pioneer Works, ACRE, MacDowell, Textile Arts Center, and The Bag Factory. They are a 2021 Socrates Sculpture Park Artist Fellow.

In 2015, LJ was one of nine recipients of The White House Champions of Change Award for LGBTQI artists. They also received the 2019 President’s Award for Art and Activism from the Women’s Caucus for Art.

LJ lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is represented by Hales, London and New York. Their first New York City solo exhibition opened at Pioneer Works in the fall of 2021.