• Paul Klee’s Ages of Influence: David Zwirner website

    From essay on Klee's enduring appeal to artists: "'Describing Klee's influence on my development as an artist isn't quite the same as describing the affinities I now feel to his work,' says Brooklyn-based artist Leslie Roberts: 'Klee presented the grid as a flexible container for ecstatically luminous color, in sharp contrast to the minimalist grid, which, to me as a young artist, felt severe, unyielding, didactic, and gray. The minimalist grid loomed from above; Klee’s grids glowed from within. In my current work, there are further affinities to Klee, especially to processes combining system and intuition. I also connect to his work's intimate scale. But I've been influenced most by his use of the grid as an abstract language of color.'"

    http://www.davidzwirner.com/news/

  • Solo Show, Leslie Roberts: HOW THINGS ARE, Minus Space, Brooklyn, September 7-October 26, 2019

    Solo Show, Leslie Roberts: HOW THINGS ARE, Minus Space, Brooklyn, September 7-October 26, 2019

    LESLIE ROBERTS: HOW THINGS ARE

    September 7 - October 26, 2019
    Opening: Saturday, September 7, 4-6pm

    In the Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based artist's second solo exhibition at the gallery, she presents a group of new diagrammatic paintings that deepen her investigation into ephemeral language and color abstraction.

    16 Main Street, Suite A, Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA

    Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 11am-5pm + by appointment

    www.minusspace.com | info@minusspace.com | 718.801.8095

    image: Leslie Roberts, WHY, 2019, acrylic gouache, colored pencil, ink, graphite on gessoed panel, 24 x 18 inches

  • Group show, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY, September 6 – October 6, 2019

    Group show, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY, September 6 – October 6, 2019

    SECONDARY SOURCES

    September 6 – October 6, 2019

    Reception: Friday, September 6, 6-9 PM

    Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York is pleased to present Secondary Sources, a group exhibition curated by Jackie Hoving and Norm Paris that includes the work of Anthony Campuzano, Nyeema Morgan, Leslie Roberts, Brandi Twilley, and Shoshanna Weinberger. This exhibition brings together artists who are interested in archiving the records, scraps, and ephemera that exist within their spheres of interest.

  • Residencies at Yaddo, May-June 2019, and at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, August 2019

  • Group show, McKenzie Fine Art

    Group show, McKenzie Fine Art

    Twenty artists exhibit work in colored pencil at McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY.

  • Screenprint edition, DIRECTIONS, Kayrock, February 2019

    Screenprint edition, DIRECTIONS, Kayrock, February 2019

    Kayrock Screenprinting released DIRECTIONS as part of its Fresh Prints editions in February 2019. Two colors on French 100lb cover, signed and numbered edition of 169.

  • Artist Lecture Series Number 63 - October 27, 2018, 6;30 pm

    James Bills & Leslie Roberts present their work in a series curated by Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Christopher Schade & Michael Lee, and hosted by Kristen Schiele, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY.

  • Honored to be included in Stephanie Buhmann's new book

    Honored to be included in Stephanie Buhmann's new book

    Stephanie Buhmann, New York Studio Conversations II, 21 Women Talk About Art, The Green Box, Berlin, 2018

    Interviews with Mary Abbott, Ghada Amer, Petah Coyne, Louise Fishman, Judy Glantzman, Lorrie Goulet, Julie Heffernan, Alicia Henry, Virva Hinnemo, Sharon Horvath, Julie Mehretu, Keiko Narahashi, Shirin Neshat, Leslie Roberts, Carolee Schneemann, Shahzia Sikander, Rebecca Smith, Pat Steir, Jessica Stockholder, Kim Uchiyama

  • Group show at Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Group show at Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Fact or Fiction, Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, October 7-28, 2017
    Curated by Matthew Garrison


  • Residency at Ragdale Foundation, summer 2017

  • FYEO: Solo exhibition at Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY

    FYEO: Solo exhibition at Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY