EDUCATION

1974 M.A., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1974
1973 Fellowship, Yale University Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT, 1973
1973 B.F.A., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1973

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Recent Paintings, Kruglak Gallery, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA
2013 Spiral, New Paintings by Gail Roberts, Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
2011 Entanglement, Carnegie Museum, Oxnard, CA
Entanglement, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA
2010 Appellations, Gail Roberts & Sondra Sherman, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La  Jolla, CA
Gail Roberts & David Adey, Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair, sponsored by San  Diego Visual Arts Network, San Diego, CA
2009 Cell Series, Galeria Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica
2008 Accumulation, Luis De Jesus Seminal Projects, San Diego, CA
2007 Natural Connection, Canon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
2005 Nothing is the Same, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA
Squints, Keller Gallery, Pt. Loma Nazarene University, CA
2004 Focus Series, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
2003 Arrangement, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA
2001 Reservoirs, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA
2000 Tree Lines – Paintings and Objects, David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA
1997 High Yield – Paintings and Constructions, Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, San Diego, CA
1993 Pond Series, Kay Garvey Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991 New Paintings, Kay Garvey Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990 Game Series, Conlon Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1988 Cultivation Series, Shidoni Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1987 L.A. Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
1986 Tower Guards, Conlon Grenfell Gallery, San Diego, CA
1985 Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Irvine, CA
Paintings/Constructions, Mesa College Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
1984 Kari Hildebrand/Gail Roberts, the Woman’s Building, Los Angeles, CA
1981 Downtown Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 Subjective Truths, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
Women’s Work, RB Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
100 Artists, 100 Years: The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, 1915-2015, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
Terrestrial, City Gallery, San Diego City College, San Diego, CA
2014 Nature Improved: San Diego Artists Interpret Our Landscape, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
Nature Improved: San Diego Artists Interpret Our Landscape, San Diego History Center, San Diego, CA
Renewed: A Short Story About the San Diego Public Library’s Visual Arts Program, New Central Library, Downtown San Diego, CA
Filtered: What Does Love Look Like?, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
2013 The Very Large Array: San Diego/Tijuana Artists in the MCA Collection, Museum of  Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
2012 The Very Large Array: San Diego/Tijuana Artists in the MCA Collection, Museum of  Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
Images from North Mayo, Ballinglen Gallery, Ballycastle, Ireland
Recent Acquisitions At the Athenaeum, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA
2011 Book Report, M-M Properties, Bank of America Center, Houston, TX
Speak for the Trees, SCAPE – Southern California Artist Projects & Exhibitions, Corona del Mar, CA
Speak for the Trees, House of Balsamic, Irvine, CA
Intersection, SDSU Downtown Gallery, San Diego, CA
2010 Group Exhibit, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA
2009 Homing In, An Exhibition of 50 San Diego Artists, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
Social Climbing, Luis De Jesus Seminal Projects, San Diego, CA
2008 Movers and Shakers: Who’s Who in San Diego Visual Arts, Patrick Moore Gallery, San Diego, CA
2006 Unnatural Wonders, The Kinemacolor Building, Victoria, BC, Canada
Rochefort-en-Terre Resident Artist Exhibition and Benefit, Brown Center, MICA, Baltimore, MD
2005 L’exposition Franco-Americaine, Musee du Chateau de Rochefort-en-Terre, Brittany, France
2004 Speculative Terrain, Recent Views of the Southern California Landscape from San Diego to Santa Barbara,Carnegie Museum of Art, Oxnard, CA; Riverside Museum, Riverside, CA; Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA ; Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna, CA (CATALOG)
2002 Re:Vision, Re-Vision, University of Texas Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2000 The Next Wave – New Painting in Southern California, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA
Landscape Not Forgotten, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA (CATALOG)
1998 The Elements, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (CATALOG)
1997 Intangible Landscape, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
Trash to Treasure, The Art of Assemblage, Simayspace, San Diego, CA
1996 Before the Forest, After the Trees, Claremont Graduate School Gallery, Claremont,CA
1995 Revisiting Landscape, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA (CATALOG)
1994 California, The Conceptual Landscape, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
1993 Outerscape – Landscapes from California, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Dreams & Tokens, Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992 A View From the Field, Kay Garvey Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990 California! 19th & 20th Century Landscape Painting, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA (CATALOG)
1989 Small Art from a Big World, Kay Garvey Gallery, Chicago, IL
4thInternational Contemporary Art Fair, Los Angeles,CA, Conlon Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1989 Landscape Visions; Selected Faculty Artists from CSU, Long Beach, CA (CATALOG)
1987 The Biennial, The Inaugural Exhibition, Installation Gallery, San Diego, CA
1986 Artists as Themselves, Sushi Gallery, San Diego, CA
Ambivalent Images, Eilat Gordin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985 Nine San Diego Artists, San Diego Art Center, San Diego, CA
Colors/Marks/Patterns/Planes,Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, PA
The Art Makers, Conlon Grenfell Gallery, San Diego, CA
Ambiguous Space, University Art Gallery, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
1984 Centro en Central; Cinco Artistas de California, Installation Gallery, San Diego, CA
Dejong Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1982 Commotion, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1981 Emerging Downtown Los Angeles Artists, Cypress College, CA
1980 Downtown Gallery, Los Angeles, CADunaway O’Neil Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca

SELECTED GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS

2010 Ballinglen Foundation Artist Fellowship, Ballycastle, Ireland
San Diego Art Prize, San Diego Visual Art Network
2008 Julia & David White Artist Residency, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
2005 Alfred & Trafford Klots Artist Residency, Rochefort-en-Terre, Brittany, France
2001 Women Who Mean Business Award, sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal
1994 California Arts Council Fellowship
1991 Research, Scholarship, Creative Activity Award, San Diego State University
1990 Insite Honorarium, Installation Gallery, San Diego, CA
1988 NEA/City/Combo Individual Fellowship
1987 Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award, San Diego State University

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2001 Tree Lines, San Diego International Airport, commissioned by Port of San Diego, San Diego, CA
2000 Valise Project, Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA
1996 Siempre Vive, Fire Station #43, commissioned by the San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, San Diego, CA
1994 Surround, City of Chicago Clearing Branch Library, commissioned by Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015 Chute, James. “Artists Guild celebrates a century of creativity, Oceanside Museum of Art hosts ‘100 Artists, 100 Years’ exhibit”, San Diego Union Tribune, June 7, 2015, E3.
2014 Dwyer, Patricia and Benninger, Michael.  “RE: Creation; A Museum Curator and Local Artists Discuss the Work That Impresses Them – Easier Said Than Drawn”, Pacific San Diego Magazine, April, 2014, p. 61.
2013 Chute, James.  “Museums practice the art of collaboration”; SD History Center, Oceanside Museum present ‘Nature Improved’, San Diego Union Tribune, Dec. 21, 2013.
Zaragoza, Alex.  “Scott White Contemporary is in a ‘Spiral'”, San Diego Citybeat, June 4, 2013.
Chute, James.  “Gail Roberts and the art of nests”, San Diego Union Tribune, June 12, 2013.
2012 Donelan, Charles.  “Gail Roberts: “Entanglement” at the Carnegie Museum”, Art ltd,   March/April, p. 26.
2011 Frank, Peter.  “Gail Roberts & Robert Kushner”, Huffington Post Haiku Review, May  27, 2011.
Harnish, Tracey.  “Big Pick”, LA Art Diary, May 11, 2011.
Vista, Sandra.  “Gail Roberts: Entanglement at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles”, May 7, 2011.
Hiss, Mark.  “All The Pretty Nests, Q&A With Gail Roberts”, San Diego Home/Garden  Lifestyles, April, 2011, pp.103,104.
2010 Ruggero, Lorena Nava.  “Eyes on the Prize, San Diego Painter Gail Roberts Turns the Ordinary into Extraordinary”, Pacific San Diego Magazine, Sept., 2010, p. 24
2009 Pincus, Robert.  “Quint gallery homes in on local artists”, San Diego Union Tribune,   May 24, 2009, E8.
2007 Fairfax, Kirby.  “Connections by Nature”, North County Times,8/16, ,2007, Preview.
Scaccia, Jesse.  “Exhibit looks at links between technology and nature”, The Coast News, Aug. 10, 2007.
2005 Smith, Emily. “‘Squints’: France on Canvas”,  The Point Weekly, Nov. 14, 2005, p. 10.
Pincus, Robert L.  “A World in Flux: Nothing is the Same tackles sense of place, perception”, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Mar. 24, 2005.
2004 Woodard, Josef.  ‘Speculative Terrain at the Carnegie Art Museum’, Artweek, Mar.,2004, p.21.
Sakuma, Patricia Au.  ‘MCA San Diego announces acquisitions’, Artweek, Mar., 2004, p.2.
2003 Pincus, Robert L.  ‘Looking Up’, The San Diego Union-Tribune, June 12, 2003, Night & Day, p. 36.
2001 Pullkka, Wesley.  ‘Show honors creative force’, Albuquerque Journal, Oct. 21, 2001.
Pincus, Robert L.  ‘This Land is Our Land, Beauty of Landscapes are Still Inviting Introspection’, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 20, 2001, Night & Day, p. 38.
2000 Wollhein, Richard.  ‘A Letter from California: Thiebaud and ‘The Next Wave”, Modern Painters, Autumn, 2000, pp. 32-35.
Pincus, Robert L.  ‘Changing nature of landscapes’, The Union Tribune,Oct.15, 2000, F1.
Knight, Christopher.  ‘Catching the ‘Next Wave’ of Painters’, Los Angeles Times, June 20, 2000.
Pincus, Robert L.  ‘Next Wave Shows the Versatility and Talent of Southern California’, The Union-Tribune, Centerpiece, June 8, 2000.
Pincus, Robert L.  ‘Gail Roberts’ Trees and Ciel Bergman’s Sunsets are Natural Wonders’, The Union Tribune, Night & Day, Jan. 27, 2000, p. 36.
1999 Cohn, Terri.  ‘Earthly Delights: Eleven Artists Get Their Hands Dirty’, Artweek, Issue 2, vol. 30, Feb., 1999,p.14.
1998 Ollman, Leah.  ‘Art Reviews – Exposed to the Elements’, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 27, 1998.
Pincus, Robert L.  ‘Gail Roberts at David Zapf’, Art in America, Mar., 1998, p. 111.
1997 Pincus, Robert L.  ‘City focus – San Diego – Declaration of Independence’, ARTnews, Oct., 1997,p. 68, 70.
Pincus, Robert L.  ‘Land-Shape Artist’, The Union-Tribune, Sept. 18, 1997, Night & Day, p. 49.
Fark, Bill.  ‘Valley Center artist in touch with nature’s apparel’, North County Times, Sept. 26, 1997, Preview,p.17.
Walsh, Daniela.  ‘Painting What Nature Intended’, Orange County Register, Jan. 26, 1997, p. 10.
Blaschy, Barbara D.  ‘Pastoral Splendor’, Orange County Weekly, January 31, 1997.
Kendricks, Neil.  ‘Trashy Beauty; Simayspace’s deft ‘Treasure’ artists have the detritus touch’,San Diego Union-Tribune, January 23, 1997, Night & day, p. 33.
1995 Pincus, Robert.  ‘Artist’s sharp eye reveals the secrets of trees’, San Diego Union/Tribune, Mar. 2, 1995, Night & Day, p. 36.
1994 Pincus, Robert.  ‘Concept of nature changes with time’,San Diego Union/Tribune, Mar., D-10, 1994.
Laskin, Tom.   ‘La-La Landscapes’, Isthmus-The Culture, September 2, 1994.
Klein, Jennnie.  ‘Gail Roberts’, New Art Examiner, May, 1994.
1992 Ollman, Leah.  ‘Galleries’, Los Angeles Times San Diego, May 8, 1992.Pincus, Robert.  ‘Local Production’, San Diego Union-Tribune,  May 17, 1992, E-2.
1990 Ollman, Leah.  ‘At the Galleries’, Los Angeles,Times San Diego, Mar, 9, 1990, F-29.
1989 Frank, Peter.  ‘To be Young, Gifted, and Los Angeleno’, Visions Magazine, Summer, 1989.
1988 Bell, David.  ‘Art Market’, Journal North, Santa Fe, Feb. 17, 1988.
Clay, Rebecca.  The New Mexican Pasatiempo Magazine, Feb. 12, 1988.
1987 McDonald, Robert.  ‘Exhibitions’, Artweek, May 9, 1987, p. 6.
1986 Pincus, Robert.  ‘Self-portraits display the many faces of art’, San Diego Union, Dec. 4, 1986, C-10.
McDonald, Robert.  ‘At the Galleries’, Los Angeles Times, Aug. 22, 1986/PartVI, p. 14.
Lugo, Mark .  ‘Aesthetic Melt-down and Eccentricities’,The Tribune, San Diego, Mar. 21, 1986, C-10.
1985 Olten, Carol.  ‘San Diego Artists Share Views of Downtown’, San Diego Union, Oct. 31, 1985, C-10.
Damsker, Matt.  ‘More is More Adds to Display, Los Angeles Times, Mar. 29, 1985, Part VI, p. 1-6.
1984 Brown, Betty.  ‘Previews of Exhibitions – Kari Hildebrand and Gail Roberts’, Art Scene, Sept,, 1984, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 8, 9.
Pincus, Robert L.  ‘Galleries Downtown’, Los Angeles Times, June 5, 1981/Part VI, p. 9.
Wasserman, Isabelle.  ‘Young Artist Gail Roberts’, San Diego Union, June 11, 1979, D-3.
Rigby, Ida.  ‘Analyzing the Still Life’, Artweek, Vol. 10, No. 19, May 11, 1979, p. 2.
Miller, Elise.  ‘The Case of the Curious Boxes’, San Diego Magazine,Vol. 31,No. 7, May, 1979, p. 264.

CATALOG & BROCHURE ESSAYS

2014 Dijkstra, Bram. ‘Can Art Still Improve Upon Nature? Contemporary San Diego Artists and the Environment’, Oceanside Museum, Oceanside, CA and San Diego History Center, San Diego, CA.
2013 Sanroman, Lucia. ‘Meander Through a Collection’, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, Selections From the Permanent Collection, 1990-2010, 2013
2011 Berelowitz, Jo-Anne.’Reference and Reflection, A Consideration of Entanglement-Paintings by Gail Roberts’, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA, 2011
2007 Pincus, Robert.’Pixilated Landscape, Ghostly Birds: Nature’s Troubled State in the Art of Gail Roberts and Joanne Hayakawa’, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA, 2007.
2004 Fuglie, Gordon.’Speculative Terrain, Recent Views of the Southern California Landscape’, 2003, 2004.
2000 Gamblin, Noriko.’The Next Wave – New Painting in Southern California’, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA, 2000.
Geer, Suvan. ‘Landscape Not Forgotten’, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, 2000.
1999 Canty, Scott. ‘Elements’, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1999.
1995 Shaw, Reesey. ‘The Contemporary Landscape’, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA, 1995
1994 Frank, Peter. ‘Southern California: The Conceptual Landscape’, Madison Art Center,Madison, WI, 1994.
1990 Ambrose, Richard. ‘California’, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA1990.
1989 Jacka, Mervyn N. ‘Landscape Visions’, California State University, Long Beach, CA, 1989.

BOOKS

Driscoll, John.  The Artist and the American Landscape.  Published by First Glance Books, Fall, 1998.

LECTURES

2015 East County Chapter San Diego Museum of Art, La Mesa, CA
2013 Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
2011 SDSU Downtown Gallery, San Diego, CA
Carnegie Museum, Oxnard, CA
2010 Pt. Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
2007 Visiting Artist, University of Memphis, TN
Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
2005 Pt. Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
2002 Visiting Artist, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
2000 California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA
Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
Laguna Art Institute, Laguna Beach, CA
Visiting Artist, Brown University, Providence, RI
Friends of the San Diego Museum of Art
1998 ‘Conversations with the Artists’, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997 Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, San Diego, CA
1995 David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, CA
‘Open Studio’, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
1985 Visiting Artist, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
1984 Visiting Artist, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Visiting Artist, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

SYMPOSIA

2010 ‘Beyond the Basement of Camino’ Panel, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
2004 Speculative Terrain Panel Discussion, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
1997 ‘Symposium on the State of Contemporary Landscape Painting’,Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine,CA
1988 ‘The Artist and the Viewer’, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, Artist’s Equity Association (AEA) and Combined Organizations of Visual Arts (COVA)
1987 ‘Women in the Visual Arts’, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

VIDEO PRODUCTIONS

1999 ‘Elements’, produced by City of Los Angeles Cultural Arts Department
1985 ‘Grand Illusions, Video Portraits of 20 Artists & Their Work’, Eilat Gordin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

San Diego Civic Art Collection, San Diego, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA
AT&T Corporation, Piscataway, NJ
Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL
Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Bearden/Josey Breast Health Center, Spartanburg, SC
Port of San Diego, San Diego International Airport, San Diego, CA
California Bank & Trust, Carlsbad, CA
Rockingham Builders Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
Knightsbridge Associates, San Diego, CA
Best, Best, & Krieger, San Diego, CA
Maintenance Warehouse/America Corp., San Diego, CA
Safeco Corporation, Irvine, CA
Fire Station #43, Otay Mesa, CA
Robbins, Jorgensen, & Christopher, San Diego, CA
Volt Information Sciences, Orange, CA
Underwriter’s Reinsurance Corp., Calabasas, CA
University Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Tamarind Art Institute, Albuquerque, NM

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

EMPLOYMENT

  Professor of Art Emerita
School of Art, Design and Art History
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA