As part of the Sistahs Who Swing event, the inaugural Art & Design Speaker Series will kick off with Josie Love Roebuck. The event will take place Thursday, March 24 at 1 p.m. in the Otto Budig Theatre in the University Center.
Josie Love Roebuck’s process addresses the contemporary complexity of identifying as biracial through symbolizing pain and triumph, exclusion, and acceptance. The act of Roebuck sewing together portraits has allowed her canvas to become her paper and her needle to become her pen, in order for Roebuck to draw upon the past and present to convey a story of her experiences and her family’s experiences.
Josie Love Roebuck is represented by Latchkey Gallery (NY) and is an interdisciplinary artist from Chattanooga, TN. Roebuck is currently teaching at the University of Cincinnati where she received her M.F.A (2021). She received her B.F.A with an emphasis in drawing and painting, from the University of Georgia (2019).
She has exhibited her work at Kunstheille Krems Art Museum (AUT) forthcoming, LatchKey Gallery (NY) forthcoming, Akron Art Museum (OH), Ann Arbor Art Center (MI), New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art partnered with University of Southern Indiana (IN), Denny Dimin Gallery (NY), Roy G Biv (OH), Christie's at Rockefeller Plaza in collaboration with 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair (NY), NADA House (NY), LatchKey Gallery (NY), Contemporary Arts Center (OH), Portrait Society Gallery (WI), and Untitled Art Fair with Denny Dimin Gallery (NYC/online).