Here’s the List of 19 Emerging Artists to Feature in New Studio Museum Show

BY Carolyn Twersky POSTED 08/23/17 2:34 PM

Deborah Roberts, The Bearer, 2017. 


The Studio Museum in Harlem announced the list of 19 artists to show this fall in “Fictions,” the fifth of the institution’s so-called “F-series” exhibitions of emerging artists. (Past F-series shows, dating back to 2001, have included “Freestyle,” “Frequency,” “Fore,” and “Flow.”)

Opening September 14 and continuing into January 2018, “Fictions” was curated by the museum’s associate curator for its permanent collection, Connie H. Choi, and assistant curator Hallie Ringle. Works in the show draw on a variety of media and, as a group, “investigate the complexities of the contemporary moment,” according to a description of the show. 

In a statement, Thelma Golden, the Studio Museum’s director and chief curator, said, “I am thrilled that Hallie and Connie are continuing the legacy of our beloved ‘F-shows’ with a new presentation of a diverse group of artistic voices, bringing to Harlem insightful perspectives from locations around the country, including Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, and Texas.” 

The emerging artists to be presented in “Fictions” are as follows: 

Deborah Roberts: One and Many
November 29th, 2014 – BETSY HUETE

With the exception of one misstep, One and Many, Deborah Roberts’ current solo show at Art Palace, is raw, painful, beautiful, grotesque, vulnerable, and vicious. The first line of her handout quotes James A. Baldwin: “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” Roberts carries on her shoulders the Post-Black ideologies that she grapples with. Through paint, collage, and sculpture, she is locating herself within three histories she has inherited—of being black, of being a woman, and of being an artist working within the largely white, chauvinistic modernist vocabulary of photocollage and abstract painting.

Pollock- Krasner Foundation Grant 2016- 2017 grantee

Upcoming Events:

Studio Museum of Harlem in Harlem, NY: "Fictions", September 1, 2017-January 7 2018.

Art Expo Fair Chicago,  Chicago, Ill: Jenkins -Johnson Gallery, Sept 14-17,  2017.

Fort Gansevoort Gallery in New York City, NY: "Ingenue", November 9, 2017- December 23, 2017.

Miami ArtBasel in Miami, FL: December 5-10, 2017.

National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Ill: "The House on Mango Street Exhibition", April 2015- Summer of 2016.