The University of Northern Iowa, 1997, BA
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2003, MFA
American artist Darrell Roberts is best known for his abstractions full of color and texture. In his decades-spanning practice, he has explored different materials and mediums. Darrell began exploring painting in high school and was creative throughout his childhood, today he creates gracefully formed abstracts that are boldly colored and hang in an uncanny, perfect balance. Each painting consists of swatches of oil paint perfectly chosen by color layered upon layer, and with tiny painted out imperfections beneath allowed to flicker through.
Darrell has received grants from the Dedalus Foundation, George Sugarman Foundation, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and Tanne Foundation.
Darrell has a BA in Art History from the University of Northern Iowa, participated in the Leon Levy Expedition in Ashkelon, Israel for archaeology, completed his BFA and MFA at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and has participated in artist residencies in Johnson, Vermont, Delhi, India, Kushtia, Bangladesh, Beijing, China and Cadiz, Spain.
Thomas McCormick Gallery in Chicago represents Darrell Roberts and David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe.