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Deborah Roberts makes collages using photographs, magazine clippings and images from the Internet. She creates a unique visual language, evoking African-American womanhood, to explore the subjects of beauty, identity and politics.

Deborah Roberts (American, born 1962 in Austin, Texas) is a mixed media artist whose work challenges notions of ideal beauty. Her work has been exhibited internationally across the US and Europe. Roberts’s work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California. Roberts was selected to participate in the Robert Rauschenberg Residency (2019) and is a recipient of the Anonymous Was A Woman Grant (2018), the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2016), and the Ginsburg-Klaus Award Fellowship (2014). She received her MFA from Syracuse University, New York. She lives and works in Austin, Texas. Roberts is represented by Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, and Vielmetter Los Angeles.

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