Public Programs


March 19, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

In Collaboration With

The California African American Museum

Published by The Contemporary Austin in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, Deborah Roberts: I’m is a 96-page, full-color exhibition catalogue that includes a forward by Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation; scholarly essays by Heather Pesanti, the former Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Contemporary Austin, and Eddie Chambers, David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor of Art History at the University of Texas at Austin; and a conversation between Deborah Roberts and Zoè Whitley, Director of Chisenhale Gallery, London. Meet Deborah Roberts, see her newly installed large-scale mural, Little man, little man (2020), and purchase a copy of the catalogue to have it signed by the artist.

This book signing is organized on the occasion of Deborah Roberts: I’m at Art + Practice and CAAM, as part of a new five-year museum-in-residence program at A+P. The exhibition will be on view at both institutions March 19–August 20, 2022.

Deborah Roberts,
Deborah Roberts,
Deborah Roberts,


Deborah Roberts (American, born 1962 in Austin, Texas) is a mixed-media artist whose work has been exhibited internationally across the US and Europe. Roberts’s work is held in international collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Dallas Museum of Art; Scottish National Galleries, Edinburgh / American Patrons of the National Library and Galleries of Scotland; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 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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