Roberts Projects represents mid-career and established artists of international recognition as well as emerging artists. The gallery’s focus is to present a diverse and ambitious program emphasizing museum-quality, installation-based exhibitions. Roberts Projects showcases as well as commissions projects with artists who work using a variety of mediums including but not limited to drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film and performance. By exhibiting artists across multiple generations and continents, the gallery establishes a discursive critical voice in addressing diverse perspectives of art within a broader context of contemporary artistic practices. In keeping with its priority of championing the contributions of established artists and the potential of young artists alike, the gallery periodically mounts expansive survey shows of historical note.
The gallery’s publication division produces books and catalogues focusing on exhibition surveys, contemporary artists and art historical monographs.
Roberts Projects currently occupies a historic former coffee-roasting factory in the Culver City arts district of Los Angeles. The renovations were realized by the architecture firm of Johnston Marklee.
On October 20, 2022, Roberts Projects announced its next chapter with the move to a newly restored, expansive space located in a historic 1948 building in the Mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles. This relocation marks the gallery’s 23rd year as a significant voice in the Los Angeles arts community.
The new creative venue will occupy a 10,000 sq ft historic automobile showroom and feature four exhibition spaces, a bookshop, and a permanent site-specific space conceived by the trailblazing artist Betye Saar. This major expansion will triple the gallery’s footprint and provide an experience that is reflective of the gallery’s mission and long-term commitment to Los Angeles. Originally the former Max Barish Chrysler-Plymouth showroom, the new space is located at 442 South La Brea Avenue, two blocks north of Wilshire Boulevard. A private parking lot is adjacent to the building.
The architectural conversion was realized by the firm of Johnston Marklee which designed Roberts Projects’ Culver City location in 2008. The firm of Buro Happold led the lighting design.
The inaugural exhibition at the gallery will feature a new painting series by renowned artist Kehinde Wiley, represented by Roberts Projects since 2002. Kehinde Wiley: Colorful Realm, on view from January 21 through March 18, 2023, will mark the artist’s sixth solo show with the gallery.
To celebrate the opening of the new space and bookshop, Roberts Projects will release two major publications: Amoako Boafo and Betye Saar: Black Doll Blues.
Roberts Projects was founded as Roberts & Tilton in Los Angeles in 1999 by partners Bennett Roberts, Julie Roberts and Jack Tilton. Following the passing of Jack Tilton (1951- 2017), Roberts & Tilton changed its name to Roberts Projects on January 1, 2018.
Roberts Projects is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), a nonprofit organization of the nation’s leading galleries in the fine arts. ADAA seeks to promote the highest standards of connoisseurship, scholarship and ethical practice within the profession since its inauguration in 1962. Members have extensive expertise across primary and secondary markets and established reputations for upholding the best practices in the field. For additional information, please visit artdealers.org