Roberta Malkin


Container (2019)
stoneware
7 x 7 x 7 in. | $100
Untitled (2019)
stoneware
8 x 5 x 4 in. | $125

I have a long history with painting and drawing, but now I work increasingly in ceramic sculpture and woodcuts, still focusing on the human figure. I continue to situate these figures in odd or imagined contexts. Some of my formal choices are structural, such as adding a second figure to a piece so it will remain upright. But more often than not, forms mysteriously appear to me, as if welling up directly from my subconscious, a process I cannot fully explain. Recently I’ve been seeing animals appear in my work.

I have been an artist for over 40 years. I studied fine art at the University of Illinois and taught art at a Chicago suburban area school for 30 years. I now make art full time.

© Roberta Malkin