L.J. Roberts

Born in 1980 in Detroit, Michigan. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


2007 M.A., Visual and Critical Studies, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

2007 M.F.A., Textiles, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

2003 B.A., English and Studio Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.

Selected Exhibitions


Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.

Sonic Youth. Art Gallery of Grande Prairie. Alberta, Canada. (forthcoming).

What is Feminist Art? Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute. Washington DC.

Happening. Group show in conjunction with Frederick Weston's solo exhibition, Gordon Robichaux, NY, NY.

Y'all Better Quiet Down.Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and Bureau of General Service-Queer Division. NY, NY.

Stonewall 50. Clifford Chance. NY, NY.

Hand and I. Dorsky Gallery, Queens, NY.

Art/AIDS/Activism: A Brief History of Visual AIDS Activist Projects. Bortolami. NY, NY.


Empathy. Smack Mellon. Brooklyn, NY.

Cast of Characters. Bureau of General Services. NY, NY. (Catalog)

Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism. Museum of Design Atlanta. Atlanta, GA.

Citizen. St. John's University. Queens, NY. (Catalog)


Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field. Museum of Arts and Design. New York, NY.

Voice=Survival. The 8th Floor. New York, NY. (Catalog)

Found: Queerness as Archaeology. Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. New York, NY.

AIDS At Home. Museum of the City of New York. New York, NY.

One day this kid will get larger. (with Niknaz, Christopher Jones, and Theodore Kerr). DePaul Art Museum. Chicago, IL. (Publication)

Occupancies. Boston University Art Gallery. Boston, MA. (Publication)


Everyday, La Mama Gallery. New York City, NY. (Publication)

This Is A Portrait If I Say So: Reimagining Representation, 1912 to Today.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME. (Catalog)

Cut-Ups: Queer Collage Practices. Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. New York City, NY. (Catalog)

Cock, Paper, Scissors. The ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. (Catalog)

Lines That Tie: Carole Beadle and Lia Cook. Museum of Craft and Design. San Francisco, CA.

Queer Threads. Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA.

The Heart of the Matter. The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation. Chicago, IL.


Agitprop! The Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.

Alien She. Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA and Pacific Northwest College of Art: Feldman Gallery and Project Space. Portland, OR.

Disobedient Objects. Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia. (Catalog)

Queer Threads. Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

A Common Thread. San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. San Jose, CA.

I Serve Art. Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, SUNY-Purchase. Purchase, NY.


Disobedient Objects. Victoria and Albert Museum. London, England, UK. (Catalog)

Hey Stranger. Plug Projects. Kansas City, MO.

Alien She. Vox Populi. Philadelphia, PA. and Yerba Buena Center For the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

Queer Threads. Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. New York, NY.


Alien She. The Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA.

Queer Objectivities. The Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Not Over: 25 Years of Visual AIDS. La Mama Galleria. New York, NY.

Art/Activism. Clifford Chance LLP, New York, NY.

After My Own Heart. Oakville Galleries, Toronto. Canada.

40/40: A Double Vision. A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. (Publication)


40 Under 40: Craft Futures. The Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Museum of Art. (Catalog)

Illegitimate and Herstorical. A.I.R. Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.

The Mysterious Content of Softness. Cornell Museum of Fine Arts, Rollins College, FL.

The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History. Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation. New York. New York.


The Queer Houses of Brooklyn in the Three Towns of Breukelen, Boswyck and Midwout in the 41st Year of the Stonewall Era. Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA. (Solo)

Fountainhead Fellows Exhibition. Page Bond Gallery, Richmond VA. (Two Person Show)

New York Fiber in the 21st Century. Lehman College Art Gallery. Bronx, NY.

The Mysterious Content of Softness. Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington

Dropping Stitches: Knitting Trends in Contemporary Art
. Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky.


Building It Up To Tear It Down. Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. (Publication)


Threads. National Queer Arts Festival, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA.


Capital Jewelers. Naomi Arin Contemporary Art (Formerly Dust Gallery), Las Vegas NV.

Mystery Ball. Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

Southern Exposure Soft Sculpture Security Curtain. (Commission for Southern Exposure Gallery on permanent view.)

Making Room for Wonder. SOMArts, San Francisco, CA.

Searchlight Artist Award Exhibition at the American Craft Council Show. Baltimore, MD.


C-Change. San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco California.

Allison Smith’s Notion Nanny Fair. MATRIX, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.

MFA Thesis Exhibition. California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

Legacy, Artworks Downtown. San Rafael, CA.



"NYC Feminist Film Week: Program 8: Object Subject." Anthology Film Archives. NY, NY.


"HIVe Memories." AIDS Histories and Cultures Festival. London, UK.


"Artists' Film Club: Learning in a Public Medium: Library Live(s)." Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. United Kingdom.

TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival. Seattle, Washington.

17th Korea Queer Film Festival. Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Harvey Milk Festival, Sarasota, FL.

MIX: New York Queer Experimental Film Festival. New York City, NY,


Femmes' Video Art Festival, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.


2016 Special edition of Play Smart for Visual AIDS in conjunction with the exhibition Agitprop! at the Brooklyn Museum.

Set Design

2014 Angry Women REvisited. (Conceived and directed by J Dellecave) HERE Arts Center. NY, NY.

2012 Micro-Mini Maxi Mystery Theatre. (Conceived and directed by J Dellecave) Dixon Place, NY, NY.

Awards, Honors, Fellowships, Residencies, and Grants

2019-2020 Pioneer Works Studio Program Artist-in-Residence. Brooklyn, NY.

2019 Part-Time Faculty Development Award, Parsons School of Design.

2019 Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Emergency Grant.

2019 Women's Caucus for Art President's Award for Art and Activism.

2018 International Artists Studio Program in Sweden (IASPIS). Stockholm, Sweden.

2018 Textile Arts Center Works-In-Progress Residency. NY, NY.

2018 Part-time Faculty Development Award. Parsons School of Design.

2018 Queenslab Space Grant. Queens, NY.

2015 White House Champions of Change LGBT Artist Award, Washington DC.

2015 Ox-Bow Residency and Ox-Bow National Endowment for the Arts Grant, Saugatuck, MI.

2014 ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI.

2012 The Bag Factory Residency, Johannesburg, South Africa

2010-2011 Fountainhead Fellowship in Craft and Material Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University

2010 MacDowell Colony Fellowship

2009 Museum of Arts and Design Artist Studios Residency Program, New York, NY.

2009 Smack Mellon Hot Pick Artist, New York, NY.

2008 Searchlight Artist Award, American Craft Council

2007 California College of the Arts Graduate Commencement Speaker (selected by peers)

2007 Craft Research Fund Graduate Grant Award, Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design

2006 Shaping the Future of Craft National Leadership Conference Scholarship

2005 Murphy Cadogan Fellowship, San Francisco Foundation

2005 Teaching Assistantship Award, California College of the Arts

2004-5 Toni Lowenthal Memorial Scholarship, California College of the Arts

2003 Ora Mary Pelham Poetry Prize, Academy of American Poets

2002 Ian Crawford Memorial Award For Fine Art, University of Vermont

Public Collections

Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery
Oakland Museum of California
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute



Graduate Core: Group Critique. MFA Fine Arts Program, Parsons School of Design. NY, NY. (Fall)

Core Studio: Senior Thesis. BFA Fine Arts Program, Parsons School of Design. NY, NY. (Fall)

Graduate Core: Studio Visits. MFA Fine Arts Program, Parsons School of Design. NY, NY. (Spring)

X Studio: The Stonewall Riots. BFA Fine Arts Program, Parsons School of Design. NY, NY. (Spring)

Core Seminar 6: Creativity and Entrepreneurship, BFA Fine Arts Program, Parsons School of Design. NY, NY. (Spring)


X Studio: Art, Activism, Action. BFA Fine Arts Program, Parsons School of Design. New York City, NY. (Spring)

Core Seminar 6: Creativity and Entrepreneurship, BFA Fine Arts Program, Parsons School of Design. NY, NY. (Spring)


Core Seminar 3: Site and Context, BFA Fine Arts Program, Parsons School of Design. NY, NY. (Fall)

X Studio: Trans/Queer Cultural Production, BFA Fine Arts Program, Parsons School of Design. NY, NY. (Fall)

Artist-Teacher, Vermont College of Fine Arts Graduate Program. Montpelier, VT. (Spring)

Core Seminar 6: Creativity and Entrepreneurship, BFA Fine Arts Program, Parsons School of Design. NY, NY. (Spring)

Core Seminar 2: Form and Function, BFA Fine Arts Program, Parsons School of Design. NY, NY. (Spring)


X Studio: Trans/Queer Aesthetics, BFA Fine Arts Program, Parsons School of Design. NY, NY. (Fall)


Graduate Studio Practice Advisor, MFA Program, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.


Graduate Seminar: Critical Contemporary Approaches to Craft, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Knitting Laboratory, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Introduction to Textiles, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Graduate Thesis and Independent Study Advisor, Virginia Commonwealth University.


Graduate Studio Practice Instructor, MFA Program, California College of the Arts


Visiting Faculty, Knit One, Textiles Department, California College of the Arts

Teaching Assistant, Fiber Sculpture, California College of the Arts Introduction to Textiles, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

Teaching Assistant, Advanced Sculpture, University of Vermont.

Other Selected Work Experience

Organizer, Not Over: You, Me, Us and AIDS in collaboration with Visual AIDS. New York, NY.

Artist-in-Residence/Art Teacher (Ages 13-18), Leake and Watts Services, The Bronx, NY.

Research Assistant to Lydia Matthews, Dean of Academic Programs, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY.

Visiting Artist Lectures

SUNY Purchase
University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Bowdoin College
University of California-Santa Barbara
Parsons School of Design
Grand Valley State University (Michigan)
Arizona State University
Concordia University (Montreal)
James Madison University
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
University of Oregon

Conference Panels and Speaking


"Supper Club Book Release and Conversation." Brooklyn Museum. (forthcoming).

“Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art Book Release.” Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT.

“Weaving Community: LJ Roberts.” American Folk Art Museum, NY, NY.

"Belladonna: Lesbian All-Stars: Switchboard Edition." Bureau of General Services-Queer Division. NY, NY.

"Artist Talk: Stormé DeLarverie and Stonewall 50." Clifford Chance. NY, NY.

"Art After Stonewall: Lessons from the Liberation Movement." Frieze New York.


"Making Things Up: On Method and Representation." Figurative Association Conference, Gatlinburg, TN.

"LJ Roberts in Conversation with Anna Linder," IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden.

"Play Smart: Creating a Women Centered Safer-Sex Kit." 11th Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium.

Faculty Pecha Kucha, Parsons School of Design, NY, NY.


"Open Studio Visit" in conjunction with Studio Views Craft in the Extended Field. Museum of Arts and Design. NY, NY.

"VOICE=SURVIVAL" Artist and Curator Tour." The 8th Floor. NY, NY.

"AIDS and Cultural Activism." College Art Association Conference. NY, NY.

"Queer Art At The Edge." Museum of the City of New York. NY, NY.


"Never-ending Scroll: Kate Huh and LJ Roberts in Conversation." Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.

"AIDS©: Who Owns the 'History' of AIDS." Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University. New York City, NY.

“LJ Roberts and Sur Rodney (Sur) in Conversation.” Printed Matter’s New York Artist Book Fair, MoMA PS1. Queens, NY.

"Women, Art and AIDS: Here Then, Here Now." (in conjunction with the exhibition Agitprop!) The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY.


"Speaking Your Truth." White House Champions of Change LGBT Artist Awards. The White House, Washington. DC.

"Greater Los Angeles MFA Exhibition Opening Panel." California State University at Long Beach. Long Beach, CA.

"Do We Need Exhibitions Just for Women: Examining the Specialization of Exhibitions by Gender." Museum of Arts and Design. New York City, NY.

"Queer Threads Unraveled." College Art Association Conference. New York, NY.


"Alien She Roundtable." Visual and Critical Studies Forum. California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

"Queer Craft and AIDS." Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in conjunction with Visual AIDS. New York, NY.


“Claiming Space: Community to Museum.” REVOLVE: Art and Social Change Symposium. The Leeway Foundation, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA.

Concept and Craft: Handmade in the 21st Century. Aljira Center for the Arts, Newark, NJ.


Artist Panel: The Mysterious Content of Softness, Cornell Museum of Fine Art, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL.


Emerging Artists Panel, Surface Design Association Conference.

Co-chair, Push and/or Pull: Trans and Gender-Variant Artists Discuss the Roll of Feminism in Their Work, College Art Association Conference, Chicago Il.

Closing Panel, American Craft Council Conference, Minneapolis, MN.


Queering Craft Panel, College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA.


In the Loop Conference, Winchester College of Art, Winchester, England.


New Wave Knitters, NeoCraft Conference, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Nova Scotia, Canada

Visual Criticism Symposium, California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA.

Selected Bibliography


"Nobody Promised You Tomorrow." WNYC. (Radio). July 12, 2019. (Available Online).

Duan, Noel. “LJ Roberts, Artist and Lecturer at Parsons, and Sparky and Ziggy.” (Interview) Argos and Artemis. July 5, 2019.

Ryan, Hugh. "Five Key Moments in Queer Activism from Stonewall to Today." Them. July3, 2019.

Vogel, Wendy. “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall.” (Review). Art in America. June 28, 2019.

Bernstein, Fred A. “The Artists Who Sparked Social Change After Stonewall Was Stormed.” Introspective Magazine. June 23, 2019.

Scott, Andrea K. “Goings On About Town: Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall.” The New Yorker, June 21, 2019.

Small, Zachary. “Queer Artists in Their Own Words: LJ Roberts Survived Childhood to Champion Revolutionary Butches.” (Interview) Hyperallergic. June 18, 2019.

Bergado, Gabe. “Brooklyn Museum’s ‘Nobody Promised You Tomorrow’ Exhibition Celebrates the Future of Stonewall’s Legacy.” Teen Vogue. June 17, 2019.

Natale, Brittany. “This Exhibit Examines How A New Generation of Artists Remember Stonewall.” i-D Magazine. June 14, 2019.

Harris, Gareth and Victoria Stapley-Brown. “Three Exhibtions to See in New York This Weekend.” The Art Newspaper. June 13, 2019.

Cuello, Nicolás and Catalina Schiebener. "El arte de resistir." Pagina 12. June 7, 2019.

Moffitt, Evan. "The Lesbians Who Started It All." Frieze. June 7, 2019. (also in print under the title "Point of Explosion,": issue 204.)

Stein, Jessica Max. “After an Uprising: New Exhibition Highlights Queer Art After Stonewall.” The Indypendent. June 6, 2019.

Robertz, Andreas. "Das künstlerische Erbe einer Rebellion." Deutschlandradio. June 3, 2019. (Print and radio available online).

Cotter, Holland. “Stonewall: When Resistance Became Too Loud to Ignore.” The New York Times. May 30, 2019. Online and in Print.

Colucci, Emily. “How Artists Born After 1969 Are Honoring and (Criticizing) Stonewall’s Legacy. Them. May 13, 2019.

Avery, Daniel. “Pride 2019: 9 LGBT Exhibits to See in New York City Right Now.” Newsweek. April 30th, 2019.


"Top Ten: Carlos Motta.” (Image). Artforum. January, 2018.

Montes, Mariel Rolwing. “Work-in-Progress: LJ Roberts.” (Interview). Textile Arts Center Blog. May 24, 2018.


Small, Zachary. "Knitting Together The Beginnings of a Queer, Feminine Future." Hyperallergic. Dec. 25, 2017.

Bryan-Wilson, Julia. Fray: Art and Textile Politics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Saint Thomas, Sofia. Queer Artists Sarah Zapata and LJ Roberts Use Textiles to Express Their Identity. Allure. Sept 13, 2017.

"Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field." The New Yorker. Sept. 1, 2017.

Colucci, Emily. "Your Silence Will Not Protect You: VOICE=SURVIVAL at the 8th Floor. Filthy Dreams. July 12, 2017.

Gray, Jenna. "AIDS activists fought for public recognition. This exhibit shows their lives at home." PBS NEWSHOUR. July 9, 2017.

Colucci, Emily. "Honoring Communities of Care in 'AIDS at Home' at Museum of the City of New York." Filthy Dreams. June 16, 2017.

Carrera, Claudia and Adrian Saldaña. VOICE=SURVIVAL. New York: Visual AIDS and The Rubin Foundation, 2017.

Ryan, Hugh. "We Asked Five Artists to Design All-Gender Restroom Signs." VICE Magazine.

Chaich, John and Todd Oldham. Queer Threads. New York City/Los Angeles: AMMO Books, 2017.

Cooney, Lynne. Occupancies. Boston: Boston University Art Galleries, 2017.


Finkelstein, Avram and High Ryan. "Ten Queer Reimaginings of New York's 'Gay Liberation Monument." Vice Magazine. Dec, 2016.

Emory, Sami. "Intimate Collages Celebrate Queerness and Feminism in Print." The Creators Project. Nov 2, 2016.

Kany, Daniel. "Art Review: Bowdoin Show is Witty, Ironic, and Excellent." Portland Press Herald. Oct. 2016.

Dafoe. Taylor. "This is a Portrait if I Say So at Bowdoin College Museum of Art." (review) Blouin Art Info 23 Aug, 2016.

This Is A Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today. Ed. Anne Goodyear Collins, Kathleen Campagnolo and Jonathan F. Walz. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.

Cock, Paper Scissors. Ed. David Evans Franz, Lucas Hildebrand and Kayleigh Perkov. Los Angeles: ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, 2016.

Steckbauer, Melissa. CADRE Turin, Italy: Riccardo, Constantini Gallery, 2016.

Daniel, Diane. “Landing Places.” American Craft. April/May, 2016.

Puleo, Risa. "'Agitprop!' At The Brooklyn Museum: Waves of Dissent, Legacies of Change." Art In America Jan. 16th, 2016.

Ober, Cara. "Loud, Proud, Warm and Fuzzy." BmoreART Jan. 14th, 2016.


Crandall, Maxe and Selby Lynn Schwartz. “Moving Transgender Histories: Sean Dorsey’s Trans Archival Practice.” Transgender Studies Quarterly. Volume 4 Number 2. Nov. 2015.

Scollon, Erik. “Exhibition Review: Alien She.” Journal of Modern Craft. (Special Issue: Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today.) Vol. 8 Issue 2. 2015. Pgs. 245-249.

Galarte, Francisco J. "Fashion-ing Pedagogies." Transgender Studies Quarterly. Vol. 3 Number 2. August 2015.

Galarte, Francisco J. "Style Memories and Aesthetics as Resistance: Interview with Artist LJ Roberts." Transgender Studies Quarterly. Vol. 3 Number 2. August 2015.

Kramer, Emily and Alexi Shishkin. “Exhibiton Review: Alien She at Museum of Contemporary Craft and PNCA.” Noise and Color PDX. Winter, 2015.

Gonzalez, Xatherin. "A Museum Exhibition Examines Riot Grrrl's Impact on Art." Bitch Media. Sept. 21, 2015.

Goldner, Liz. "Alien She." art ltd. magazine. May, 2015.

Allen, Gwen. "Alien She." College Art Association Reviews. April, 23rd, 2015.

Gelt, Jessica. “Riot Grrrls Stake a New Space in ‘Alien She.’ The Los Angeles Times. March 27th, 2015.

Barton, Dave. “Alien She Brings Riot Grrl Energy to OCMA.” OC Weekly. March 5th, 2015.


Baumgardner, Jennifer. "Here's How Miranda July Dressed in the '90s." Vulture: New York Magazine's Arts and Culture Blog. December 12, 2014.

Vaccaro Jeanne. “Review of Queer Threads.” The Journal of Modern Craft. Volume 7, Number 3, November, 2014.

“Riot Grrl Gets the Gallery Treatment in Alien She.” East Bay Express. November 5, 2014.

Frock, Christian L. “Alien She at YBCA: Riot Grrl Comes of Age.” The San Francisco Chronicle. November 3, 2014.

Tedford, Matthew Harrison. “Alien She Exhibit Explores the Connection Between Punk Rock and Fine Art.” KQED. October 30, 2014.

Cerino, Cara. “Alien She: Riot Grrl, Triumphant.” A Beast in a Jungle. October 26, 2014.

Flood, Catherine and Gavin Grindon. Disobedient Objects. London: Victoria and Albert Museum Press, 2014.

Pollack, Barbara. "Document, Protest, Memorial: AIDS in the Art World.” ART News. May-June, 2014 (print verison only).

Demaree, Joshua Michael. "Alien She//Vox Populi." The Seen: Chicago's International Online Journal of Contemporary and Modern Art. March 2014.

Cotter, Holland. Review of "Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community." The New York Times In Print. February 21, 2014. C27.

Cembalest, Robyn. "Avant Garde Quilt Explosion." ARTnews. January 30, 2014.

Colucci, Emily. "Crochet, Embroidery and Macramé, Oh My!: Finding The Queer In Craft At ‘Queer Threads’" Filthy Dreams. January 28, 2014.

Brooks, Katherine, “Using Craft Art To Explore Contemporary LGBTQ Culture.” The Huffington Post. January 7, 2014.


Fried, Michelle. "Alien She Explores Riot-Grrl's Influence on Art and Culture." (review) Pittsburgh City Paper. November 27, 2013.

Brooks, Katherine. "First Riot Grrl Exhibition Explores the Lasting Impact of the Punk Feminist Movement."

Cotter, Holland. "Not Over: 25 Years of Visual AIDS. (Review)" The New York Times. June 21, 2013. C27.

Colucci, Emily. "What is Lost and What Remains at NOT OVER: 25 Years of Visual AIDS." Filthy Dreams. June 15, 2013.

Klein, Jennie. "Redefining Craft: A Conversation with L.J. Roberts." ARTPULSE Magazine. Number 15. Volume 4. Spring 2013.

Brayham, Angela. “Review of Extra/Ordinary: Craft Culture in Contemporary Art.” Visual Studies. Volume 2. Issue 28. Spring 2013.

Orendorff, Danny. “Travelogue: Craft and (Queer) Kinship.” Bad At Sports. March 13, 2013.

Anania, Katie. “Critic’s Pick: Craft Futures: 40 Under 40.” Artforum. February, 2013.

Gregg, Rolan. “L.J. Roberts: Shifting Textiles, Queer Craft, and Resilience.” http://rolangregg.com/lj-roberts-shifting-textiles-queer-craft-and-resilience/


Moses, Monica. “Future Tense: 40 Under 40.” American Craft. October/November, 2012.

Bryan-Wilson, Julia. “Body Craft: Preaching, Performance and Process.” 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 2012.

Bell, Nicholas. 40 Under 40: Craft Futures. New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 2012.

Valdez, Aldrin. “At the Dinner Table...” Art 21 Blog. February 8, 2012.

Wadkins, Kate. “Queer Art Grows In Brooklyn.” (Review of Illegitimate and Herstorical.) Hyperallergic. January 8, 2012.


Schiller, Rebecca. “Queer Knits: Lacey Jane Roberts.” Hand/Eye Magazine. October 2011.

Blair, Antonia. “Review of Extra/Ordinary: Craft Culture and Contemporary Art.” Ed Maria Elena Buszek. Bust Magazine. Summer 2011.

Knott, Stephen. “Review of Extra/Ordinary: Craft Culture and Contemporary Art.” Ed Maria Elena Buszek. Crafts: The Magazine for Contemporary Craft (United Kingdom) July/August 2011.

Miller, Brian. “The Fussy Eye: Sharp and Soft.” (Review of The Mysterious Content of Softness). Seattle Weekly. April 13, 2011.


Auther, Elissa. “Sloppy Craft” FiberArts Magazine. November-December 2010.

Lam, Mung Lar. “Lacey Jane Roberts: Dismantling the Master’s House.” FiberArts Magazine. November-December 2010.

Smith, Rochelle. “Anti-Slick to Post-Slick: DIY Books and Youth Culture Then and Now.” The Journal of American Culture. Vol. 33, Issue 3. September 2010, p. 207-216.

Thompson, Margo Hobbs. “DIY Identity Kit: The Great American Lesbian Art Show” Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol. 14, Issue 2&3, April 2010, p. 260-282.

McDade, Marci Rae. “Reinvention in San Francisco.” FiberArts. Summer 2010.

Auther, Elissa, String, Felt and Thread: The Hierarchy of Art and Craft in American Art. Minneapolis: University of Minneapolis Press, 2010.


Tully, Jessica. “Building It Up To Tear It Down.” Catalogue Essay, Southern Exposure Gallery, 2009.

Bryan-Wilson, Julia. “Queerly Made: Harmony Hammond’s Floorpieces.” The Journal of Modern Craft. Volume 2--Issue 1. Berg Publishers, 2009, p. 59-80.

Adamson, Glenn. “Pink Yarn and Other Signs of the Times.” Motion Blur: American Craft. Gustavsberg Konsthall Sweden, 2009.


“Interview with Lacey Jane Roberts.” Sprayblog. http://www.sprayblog.net/spraygraphic-interview-with-artist-lacey-jane- roberts/

Gschwandtner, Sabrina. “Artist Spotlight: Lacey Jane Roberts: Dismantling Systems of Power.” Interweave Knits. Winter 2008.

Kelly, Danielle. “Capital Ideas.” Las Vegas Weekly. November 5, 2008.
Online: http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2008/oct/30/capital-ideas

Roos, Zephyr Yokoyama. “Lacey Jane Roberts.” Plastic Antimony. Issue 2, Spring 2008.

Kurtz, Katie. “Fenced in, Kept Out.” Craft Magazine. Spring 2008.


Matthews, Lydia. “Opening Essay.” Shaping the Future of Craft. Ed. Hampton, Monica and Lily Kane. New York: American Craft Council, 2007.

Huston, Johnny Ray. “Flaming Creators.” San Francisco Bay Guardian. June 2007.

Solomon, Lisa. “Give Me A C: Putting the Craft Back in Art.” Kitchen Sink Magazine. V. 14. 2007.


Gschwandtner, Sabrina ed. KnitKnit 6. New York, New York. December 2005.

“Gallery Talk: Cadogan/Murphy Fellowship Awards,” SPARK, KQED Public Television, October 2005.

Bing, Alison, “Rev. of Cadogan and Murphy Fellowships.” SFGATE.com. September 2005.


Roberts, LJ. "Loons and How They Call to Each Other." Belladonna* Press. 2019. (Chaplette).

Roberts, LJ. "A Ledger for Harmony." Essay for Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art Book Release for Harmony Hammond: Material Witness. 2019.

Roberts, LJ. "Introduction." DUETS: Elaine Reichek and Dean Daderko in Conversation on Nicholas Mouffarege. Visual AIDS: New York City, 2016.

Roberts, LJ. “Style Memories and Aesthetics as Resistance.” Transgender Studies Quarterly: Pedagogy Issue. Volume 2. Issue 3. 2016.

Pepe, Sheila and LJ Roberts. "Honor Our Wrinkles:" Fiber, Women, Dykes and Queers." Art Practical. Feb 2015.

Roberts, L.J. “Making Mirrors: Craft Tactics in the Age of On-going AIDS.” Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism. Ed. Betsy Greer. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, Spring 2014.

Roberts, L.J. “The Edgy Performative Ceramics of Eric Scollon.” Studio Potter. Summer/Fall 2012. Vol. 40 No. 2.

Roberts, L.J. “Camp in the Camps: Tina Takemoto is Looking for Jiro.” Hyphen Magazine. Spring 2012.

Roberts, L.J. “Online Exclusive: Looking for Jiro: A Conversation with Tina Takemoto.” Hyphen Magazine, Online. http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/magazine/issue-25-generation/online-exclusive-looking-jiro

Roberts, Lacey Jane. “Put Your Thing Down Flip It and Reverse It: Re-imaging Craft Identities Using Tactics of Queer Theory.” Extra/Ordinary: Craft Culture and Contemporary Art. Ed. Maria Elena Buszek, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2011.

Roberts, Lacey Jane. “Craft, Queerness, and Guerilla Tactics.” In The Loop: Knitting Now. Ed. Jessica Hemmings. United Kingdom: Black Dog Publishing, 2010.

Roberts, Lacey Jane. “Put Your Thing Down, Flip It, and Reverse It: Re-imagining Craft Identities Using Tactics of Queer Theory.” Sightlines. San Francisco: CCA Press, 2006.

Other Activities

Co-chair, Queer Caucus for Art, College Art Association.

After-school program volunteer at The Harvey Milk School, New York, NY.

Graduate Student Committee on Diversity, California College of the Arts .

Co-founder and organizer, Translating Identity Conference, a free symposium on gender and sexuality at the University of Vermont.

Visibility Coordinator, GLBT Student Alliance, University of Vermont.

Professional Affiliations

College Art Association
Queer Caucus for Art