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Charlie Roberts


Charlie Roberts' work takes us into the mind-stream of a manic, obsessive and eclectic collector of contemporary pop culture and art history. Everything is sampled and laid out without hierarchical order and judgements. Roberts uses a wide range of materials and masters a furious force as well as a sensitive subtleness. Abstract patterns, flowing colors and a primitive brutality alongside tender lines, seductive realism and psychedelic poetry.





Born
Born 1984, Hutchinson, KS
Lives and works in Oslo, Norway

Education
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC
Kansas University

Exhibitions
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Fan Art, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (February-March)
New Works, Warhus Rittershaus, Cologne, Germany (March-April)

2016
Juicy, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK
Halcyon Daze, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Perusing the Planks: Shelf Life, Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague, NL

2015
Juicy XXL, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Palm Palm, RandallScottProjects, Baltimore, MD
Soft Life/Hard Nites, Atomica Gallery, London, UK

2014
K.I.D.S., Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
New Works, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nattbad, Trafo Kunsthall, Oslo, Norway
Hex, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

2013
Stacks on Deck, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
Sporty Girls, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Girl Power, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2012
Choppy-World, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
David Risley Gallery, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong, China

2011
Magic Sticks, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Mayne and Tale, Let Your Mayne Hang, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
Let Your Mayne Hang, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
New Sculptures, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
Kunsthal KAdE, Amsterfoort, The Netherlands
Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup, Bålstad, Sweden

2009
Belly up, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

2008
New Work, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Reckoning, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
Freedom World Tour, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden
Freedom World Tour, Vous Etes Ici Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mambo Jambo: Cabinet of the Cosmos, Rice University Art Galley, Dallas, TX
Hill Country Fuzz, Kravets/Wehby Galley, New York, NY

2007
New Works, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Vous Etes Ici Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2006
The Tall Tale of Wade Wood, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Ode to Joy, Kravets/Wehby Galley, New York, NY

2005
Animals vs. Humans: The Final Battle, Blanket Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Spotlight #2, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden
Got It For Cheap, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden
Got It For Cheap, Got it for Cheap Vol. 2, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015
I ♥ Paint II (curated by Kim Dorland), Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON
Art on paper, RandallScottProjects, New York, NY
Frieze Art Fair, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, New York, NY

2014
This is our Music / This is our Art, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Volta 10, David Risley Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
People Staring, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2013
Time Waits for Us, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden
Market Art Fair, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden
Chart Art Fair, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Volta 9, David Risley Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2012
Zagga Zow, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Summer Show, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
Hong Kong International Art Fair, David Risley Gallery

2010

The Incomplete Paris, curated by Hubert Neumann, Galerie Jaen-Luc & Takako Richards, Paris, France
Spring 2, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
Today is Yesterday Tomorrow, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

2009
Krapp Kapp (two-artist show with Heidi Johansen), Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Frieze Art Fair, Gallery Sies + Höke, London, United Kingdom
The Armory Show, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, New York, NY
Giving Face: Portraits for a New Generation, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Frieze Art Fair, London, United Kingdom
Sonsbeek 2008 Grandeur, curated by Anna Tilroe, The Netherlands

2007
New Works (2-person show with Heidi Johansen), Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Incomplete, curated by Hubert Neumann and Manon Slome, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
Energeia, Amsterdamse Zuidas, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2006
Got the Internet Going Nutz (2-person show with Jeff Ladouceur), Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Charlie Roberts/Peter Schuyff, Vous Etes Ici Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Get it Get it (two-person exhibition with Chris Rexroad), Blanket Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Paint, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2005
The Last Picture Show 2, 156 W. Hastings, Vancouver, Canada

2004
Young Americans State Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
The Last Picture Show, Vancouver, Canada

2003
Recent Works, Open Studios, Vancouver, Canada


Selected Bibliography
2016
“Sophisticated figurative artworks that celebrate femininity by Oslo-based artist Charlie Roberts,” CreativeBoom.com, Katy Cowan, January 8
“Charlie Roberts: Halcyon Daze,” Juxtapoz, January

2015
“Profile: Charlie Roberts,” The Fine Print Magazine, Patrick Laba, November 16
“Last Look: Artist Charlie Roberts, The Storyteller,” LA Canvas, Erin Dennison, September 1
“A dreamy love letter to young adulthood by painter Charlie Roberts,” It’s Nice That, Maisie Skidmore, July 28
“Scene Seen: Charlie Roberts, Kyle Bauer, And Karen Yasinsky At Randall Scott Projects,” BmoreArt.com, Cara Ober, June 13,

2014
Charlie Roberts, Artforum
“Charlie Roberts ‘Hex’ at Galleri Magnus Karlsson,” Juxtapoz
Nikolaj Hansson: Interview with Charlie Roberts: “Curated,” Soulland.com

2012
Milene Larsson: “The Eyemazing World of Charlie Roberts,” Vice.com

2008
Sasha Lee: Beautiful Decay
Anna Ayeroff: “Charlie Roberts at Richard Heller Gallery,” artslant.com
Michael Harvey: “Charlie Roberts, Kravets/Wehby,” Art in America
Kimberly Davenport: “Charlie Roberts MAMBO JAMBO: Cabinet of the Cosmos,” Rice University Gallery
Douglas Britt: “Artists Open Doors to Cosmos at Exhibits,” Houston Chronicle
“Rice University Art Gallery Presents Charlie Roberts Installation,” artdaily.org
“Charlie Roberts MAMBO JAMBO Cabinet of the Cosmos,” Houston Lifestyles and Homes
“Charlie Roberts: MAMBO JAMBO: Cabinet of the Cosmos,” artshound.com

2007
“Art Week,” Chelsea Clinton News, December 13th
Hubert Neumann and Slome Manon: “The Incomplete exhibition catalogue,” Chelsea Art Museum
Clint Burnham: “More Intimate Works by Charlie Roberts,” Westcoast Life

2006
Paint exhibition catalogue, Vancouver Art Gallery  

 


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