Adrienne Skye Roberts

Adrienne

Adrienne Skye Roberts works in the crossroads of art, education and political organizing. As a curator and writer, she focuses broadly on issues of identity, history, and place, including the role artists play in gentrification, the relationship between public art and urban politics, race and the myth of the American frontier. As an educator she will forever be developing and implementing an anti-racist, feminist, queer art curricula.

Adrienne’s activism focuses on housing justice, feminist organizing and prison abolition. She is a member of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, a grassroots organization that provides support, and advocacy for women and transgender people in California state prisons and San Francisco county jail.

Bridging the gap between cultural work and movements for social justice, her most recent project, Swimming Lessons and the Red Scare explores her own political inheritance by telling the story of her family’s role in the Communist party. Adrienne’s curatorial projects include Suggestion of A Life Being Lived, a radical queer film and photography exhibition at SFCamerawork and Home is something I carry with me, an art exhibition and film screening that addressed the housing crisis and was funded by Southern Exposure.

In addition to Open Space, Adrienne writes for Art Practical, and Make/Shift:Feminisms in Motion. She edited with Danny Orendorff, the catalog “Suggestions of A Life Being Lived: An Queer Exploration of Three Public Themes,” published by SFCamerawork. She is a Lecturer in the Sculpture department of UC Santa Cruz. Adrienne has a MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts and a BA in Feminist Studies and Art from UC Santa Cruz. She is from the Bay Area and currently lives in San Francisco.

Contact Adrienne at adrienneskye@gmail.com / adrienneskyeroberts.wordpress.com

Posts by Adrienne Skye Roberts (Adrienne Skye Roberts)

Keep Your Heart Strong: An Interview with Kati Teague about Healing from the Prison Industrial Complex through Art and Organizing
January 8, 2014  |  By | Filed under Conversations | 0 Comments »

Where the Silence Is: An Interview with Artist Noah Miska About the Pelican Bay Hunger Strike
July 8, 2013  |  By | Filed under Conversations | 8 Comments »

We thought the world we built would be forever: An Interview with Lenn Keller
June 16, 2012  |  By | Filed under Conversations | 3 Comments »

Toma las Calles! Take It to the Streets! An interview with Melanie Cervantes of Dignidad Rebelde
April 26, 2012  |  By | Filed under Conversations | 0 Comments »

There is no movement for justice without the arts: Interview with Jeff Chang and Favianna Rodriguez
February 1, 2012  |  By | Filed under Conversations | 0 Comments »

Artists of the 99%: An Interview with Sara Powell of Kaleidoscope Free Speech Zone
December 19, 2011  |  By | Filed under Conversations | 4 Comments »

Artist Bloc No. 1, Is Art Labor?
December 15, 2011  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 1 Comment »

To Lucy Lippard Love Nancy Spero, 1971
November 30, 2011  |  By | Filed under Back Page | 2 Comments »

Artist Bloc Day of Politics, Action, and Art
November 10, 2011  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 3 Comments »

Out of the Studios, Into the Streets: Artists Represent at General Strike
November 5, 2011  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 0 Comments »

The economic position of artists should be improved in the following ways…
November 2, 2011  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 16 Comments »

Art is for everyone! The people are at your door!
October 26, 2011  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 2 Comments »

Artists of the 99%: A Call to Action
October 18, 2011  |  By | Filed under Conversations | 22 Comments »

Wonderland, A Follow-Up
September 18, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 2 Comments »

Wonderland: A world turned upside down
September 7, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 15 Comments »

A Sustained Presence: The photography of Lewis Watts on the 4th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
August 29, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 1 Comment »

Scissors, Glue, and Photocopies: DIY San Francisco
August 25, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 0 Comments »

“Without the public these works are nothing,” participating with Felix Gonzalez-Torres
August 22, 2009  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Field Notes | 2 Comments »

Home is a four letter word.
August 14, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 1 Comment »

Green Architecture: Building for the People?
August 8, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 8 Comments »

This land wasn’t made for you and me
August 6, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 4 Comments »

Public Art and Improvement, Part 2
July 22, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 5 Comments »

What We Leave Behind: New narratives in a queer archive
July 8, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 1 Comment »

A Queer Time and Place
June 25, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 3 Comments »

No Place Like Home: Design and Architecture in post-Katrina New Orleans
June 23, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 6 Comments »

The Gay Bar versus the Academy
June 9, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 5 Comments »

The Garden as Protest
June 3, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 6 Comments »

100% Authentic: Interview with Imin Yeh
May 26, 2009  |  By | Filed under Conversations | 3 Comments »

Action, Ritual, and Ephemerality: Julia Goodman and the (de)Appropriation Wall
May 14, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 1 Comment »

Public Art and Redevelopment
April 26, 2009  |  By | Filed under Field Notes | 3 Comments »