An intricate embroidery of two people sitting next to each other.  One has a sweatshirt on that says "New York

LJ Roberts, Pamela and David Hornik (2021). Embroidery on cotton. 6 x 4 in.

LJ Roberts is an artist working in installation, textiles, collage, and text. Their practice addresses queer and trans politics, material deviance, alternative kinship structures, archives, and narrative. Based in Brooklyn, the artist has exhibited work at institutions such as the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, Toledo Museum of Art, The 8th Floor, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Anthology Film Archives. Roberts was a 2021 Socrates Sculpture Park Artist Fellow, and has been an artist-in-residence at IASPIS, Ox-Bow School of Art, Queenslab, Textile Arts Center, Pioneer Works, and MacDowell. They were one of nine recipients of The White House Champions of Change Award for LGBTQI+ artists in 2015, and received the Women's Caucus for Art President's Award for Art and Activism in 2019. Their first solo show in New York City, Carry You With Me: Ten Years of Portraits was exhibited at Pioneer Works in fall of 2021 traveled to Cantor Center for the Arts at Stanford University. LJ Roberts is represented by Hales, London and New York.