Established in Los Angeles in 1999 by founding partners Bennett Roberts, Julie Roberts and Jack Tilton, Roberts & Tilton represents emerging artists as well as mid-career and established artists of international recognition. Emphasizing museum-quality, installation-based exhibitions, Roberts & Tilton provides gallery artists support to embark on such ambitious endeavors. Additionally, Roberts & Tilton periodically mounts survey shows of historical note. In 2008, after operating for almost a decade on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, Roberts & Tilton relocated to a former coffee-roasting factory in the Culver City art district. The architecture firm of Johnston Marklee created a uniquely unconventional gallery featuring an expansive, flexible and functional 3,000 square foot exhibition space conducive to installations ranging from the intimate to large scale.
Active in the art world for over thirty years, Bennett Roberts is noted for discovering internationally-acclaimed artists at the onset of their careers. His core philosophy at the gallery is to recognize talented artists who demonstrate an investment in exploring their own visual lexicons. His emphasis is on selecting conceptually-undertoned, socially and politically relevant work. Julie Roberts has more than twenty years’ experience in the art world. She has a strong background in the secondary art market and has consulted on numerous private and public collections. As a gallerist, she strives to promote the livelihoods of young artists and encourage the growth and development of their artistic visions. Since 1983, Jack Tilton has become well known for promoting cutting-edge, emerging artists and also works closely with individual collectors, advising them on building important collections of European Modern, Abstract Expressionist and contemporary art. While many renowned artists have been showcased at Roberts & Tilton, the gallery continually seeks out new talent worldwide.