October 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 10 mins
In this highly anticipated followup to my first interview with Deborah from March of 2018, we sit down to talk about all of the wonderful and sometimes challenging aspects of her amazing career over the last year and a half since we last spoke. From grants to residencies to gallery representation in Los Angeles and London, it has been a will ride. But don’t think she is an overnight success. Her work ethic and passion have carried her though over four decades of pursing art to where she is now. As they say, luck is when opportunity meets preparation. Deborah shares how her work has been evolving and where it is headed, her studio practice, as well as giving us a peek into some ideas for her upcoming one women show at The Contemporary Austin a year from now. I think Deborah proves that hard work, integrity, and persistence can change your life and the lives of others in a positive way.
March 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 4 mins
collage, deborah roberts, mixed media, painting
Deborah Roberts has had an incredible year with sold out shows all over the country and lots of press praising the her work and giving credit where it is due. She is best known for creating mixed-media portraits of young black girls, aged 8-10, that ask the viewer to consider how the subjects beauty has been imagined: by art history, pop culture, American history, and black culture. It's important work and it resonates with a lot of people.