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ARTIST - HOLLY ROBERTS

HOLLY ROBERTS ARTIST STATEMENT

'There is no easy street in nature'

 

Artist, Holly Roberts combines painting, collage and photography to create images influenced by growing up and living in the American Southwest. A pioneer in these mixed media techniques, Holly's early work was inspired by, among other things, having lived on  the Zuni Indian reservation in New Mexico for eight years and time spent living in Mexico and South America.


"The large concerns in my life are at the core of my work: the degradation of the environment, spiritual meaning in a world of polarized and extremist religions, the stress and fear of aging, the daily fears and anxieties of being alive in the world today. These collages allow me to continue to do what I have always done with my art: by processing the world through my eyes and my hands, I am able to make some greater sense of the confusion and beauty of the world around me."

 

Robert studied painting at Bellas Artes de Mexico, the University of New Mexico, and Arizona State University; and now lives in New Mexico. Her art appears in museum collections across the U.S. including at the Art Institute of Chicago and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is reproduced in five monographs: Holly Roberts: Works 1989-1999, Holly Roberts: Works 2000-2009, Holly Roberts: Untitled 50, Holly Roberts: 33 Years, Griffin Museum of Art, Winchester MA and StoryTeller: Work by Holly Roberts.1989-1999, Holly Roberts: Works 2000-2009, Holly Roberts: Untitled 50, Holly Roberts: 33 Years, Griffin Museum of Art, Winchester MA and StoryTeller: Work by Holly Roberts.

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