Saturday March 26, 2022 @ 3pm
@BoxoPROJECTS and on zoom
Watch the zoom recording HERE
BoxoPROJECTS is excited to host LJ Roberts as a Studio Artist for the months of February and March. LJ has been busy preparing new artwork for museum and gallery exhibitions on the East Coast. The artist has a home in the area though has not yet created a studio for their practice. We are very pleased to host this artist talk to introduce their work to the local community.
LJ Roberts is a visual artist and writer who creates large-scale textile installations, embroideries, artist books, and collages. Their work investigates overlaps of queer and trans politics, activism, protest, and craft. LJ’s work has been shown in exhibitions at The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, The 8th Floor, Museum of Arts and Design, Vox Populi, Smack Mellon, The Orange County Museum of Art, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, The Powerhouse Museum, The Museum of the City of New York, 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 also maintains a critical writing practice that bridges craft and queer theory. Their writing can be found in the anthologies Extra/Ordinary: Craft Culture in Contemporary Art published by Duke University Press and Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism on Arsenal Pulp Press. They have contributed writing to publications such as Studio Potter, Hyphen Magazine, and Art Practical. Most recently LJ wrote the introduction to DUETS: Dean Daderko and Elaine Reichek on the late Nicolas A. Moufarrege published by Visual AIDS.
LJ has been the past recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, the Fountainhead Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University, and residencies at IASPIS (International Artists’ Studio Program in Sweden–Stockholm), Ox-Bow School of Art, ACRE, The Textile Arts Center, and The Bag Factory in Johannesburg, South Africa. They are a 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY.
In 2015, LJ was one of nine recipients of The White House Champions of Change Award for LGBTQI artists from President Barack Obama. 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 teaches at Parsons School of Design.
Artist website: https://www.ljroberts.net/
LJ Roberts is represented by Hales, London and New York.
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