Michael Roberts is a painter and printmaker living and working in London.
He gained a BA at Trent Polytechnic and finished his studies in the Printmaking Department at the RCA.
"My primary concerns are with narrative, surface, repetition, layering and colour. Often the beginning of work is gleaned from observed situations, books read, mundane encounters, the jetsam and flotsam of everyday life or chance. Once embedded a process of evaluation begins, weighing up and worrying, formulating a working narrative until the inception."
1978-1982 Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham
1982-1985 Royal College of Art
1985-1986 DAAD Scholarship Hochschule der Kunst, West Berlin
2018 'Happy Days'. Solo project show Patrick Heide Contemporary Art London
2017 PULSE art fair Miami USA, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art London
2014-15 ‘detail’. A group touring show of 118 artists. H-Project Space Bangkok, Transition Gallery London,
Usher Gallery, Lincoln
2014 ‘Down to Zero’. Patrick Heide Contemporary Art London.
A group show of 10 artists curated by Michael Roberts. Artists included-
Prunella Clough, Bridget Riley, David Connearn, Dieter Roth, Simón Granell, Eric Butcher, Andera Gregson, Alex Hamilton, Piers Wardle and Michael Roberts.
2013-14 ‘A Machine Aesthetic’. A touring group show to university galleries at Northumbria, Bournemouth, Lincoln, Norwich and Transition Gallery London
2011 'Witness: An Odyssey with Otto Freundlich’. A text & work event,
AUC Gallery Bournemouth. A solo show with catalogue.
2010 'Stringing A Line'. Solo show at Bainbridge Studios London
2009 Artichoke Stand, AAF London
2008 'Sale', Patrick Heide Contemporary Art London
2008 Artichoke Stand. AAF London
2008 The Originals. Mall Gallery London
2007 'Cowboy Show'. Decima Gallery London
2001 'Don't go to work'. Rhodes + Mann London
1998 'A Sorry Spectacle', with Piers Wardle DFWTDFG Gallery London
1997 Group Show. The Cut Gallery London
1996 The Cut Gallery London. Solo show
Part Time / Visiting Lecturer
Architectural Association, London
The Arts University College at Bournemouth
Royal College of Art, London
Winchester College of Art
Canterbury College of Art
Newport College of Art
Loughborough College of Art