Yael Roberts 

(b. 1992, St. Louis, Missouri) lives and works in London at Cubitt Studios.  She makes large-scale expanded prints informed by drawing, collage and painting practices. These immersive works sit alongside smaller sculptures. She marks time spent in real or mythic places: days, months, or seasons spent at studio, on residency, at home, on land. Her practice evolves based on new experiences of time and place, and new bodies of work take shape through her experiences of travel and migration. She creates spaces that complicate our sense of seeing and belonging in relationship to the places we find ourselves. The work explores trace, trauma, mark-making, and the impact of our bodies on each other and on (the) earth, and invites a push and pull, asking the viewer to immerse in it and then withdraw. 

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All work on site © 2023 
Jack Elliot Edwards

Portraits and work in progress © 2024
Steve Tanner
About my process

Printing from found glass and wood, I carve into the surfaces of found objects, drawing from memory, dream, and reality, to prepare them for printing or assemblage. All of my printing is created simply by drawing on the back of the paper, both with my body and with writing implements and objects. The "prints" are in fact "body-printed", recordings of drawings, of body, and of my experience in studio.

Influences on my work

Large-scale, immersive installation and the work of the Impressionists have heavily influenced me, specifically the use of perspective and the way my work asks the viewer to move to and from it. Drawing has been part of my daily practice since I was 5, and is how I perceive and interpret my inner landscape. My experience of land and land ownership is another direct influence. I was born and raised on Osage land. My ancestors come from Eastern Europe. My maternal grandparents were forcibly displaced or murdered in the 1940s following over 400 years living in Germany. My work is influenced by my experience of landscape not as home but as catalyst, and relating to land as both coloniser and colonised, owner and visitor.