Through her work as a collage and assemblage artist, L. Katherine Roberts continues her life-long commitment to the reflective life. This discipline, paired with an insatiable curiosity and innate interest in pattern and form has served as the foundation for her creative work.
Although the artist began her collegiate studies in the visual arts, she ultimately received a Bachelor’s degree in the performing arts, which led to a lengthy career as an artist and administrator in the performance field. As an arts professional and organizational leader, she further developed her analytical and creative skills through the exploration, reorganization, and renewal of arts entities. Eventually, those abilities were applied in her work as a visual artist, as she began to compose paper remnants and common debris into a series of collage and assemblage works.
Since their inception, Roberts’ simple, subtle designs have not only revealed her inquisitive nature, but also an empathy and appreciation for that which might be easily discarded or simply ignored. Her works have been described by both jurors and patrons as “intimate”, “haunting”, “elegant and minimal” and “exhibiting a delicate and compelling balance between the idea and the aesthetic, between content and texture.” In November of 2021, Roberts held her first solo exhibition, Of Common Ground, which examined the attributes of feminine vulnerability and strength. In March of 2022, in addition to her personal art practice, the artist began conducting weekly collage sessions for residents of an addiction recovery center.
For the past several years, Roberts’ works have been included in both invitational and juried exhibitions throughout the United States, including gallery locations in New York, Texas, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and California. Some recent exhibitions include the Brand 51 National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper in Glendale, California, Art Fluent’s online exhibit, ConTEXT, Gallery 114’s What If? exhibit in Portland, Oregon, and Upstream Gallery’s Our Bodies, Ourselves . . .Fifty Years On, in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.