Title: Small Despot
Medium: Fired clay & welded steel
Size: Seated figure- 5' x 2' x 2', Suspended figure- 5' x 1' x 1'
Ann Roberts was born in South Africa with British citizenship. She emigrated to Canada in 1960 and became a Canadian citizen in 1966. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada and an MA in Fine Arts from Claremont University Center, California. Roberts is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. Her artwork is primarily ceramic and metal sculpture.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Small Despot & Sophia's Spiral, CIRCA Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1994; Embracing Spirit, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, 1994; Embraced Within, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, 1993; Ann Roberts' Harvest: Coming Full Circle, K-W Art Gallery, Burlington Art Centre, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1992; Garden Graces, Ufundi Gallery, Ottawa, 1991; River Riders, Dexterity Gallery, Toronto, 1990; It's a Grand River, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, 1989; and Dance of Life, Barbara Silverberg Gallery, Montreal, 1987.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Ceramic Arts Gallery, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1995; Sculpt-Gulgong, Mudgee, NSW, Australia, 1995; Still Life, The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1995; The Goddess, The Works, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1994; EPIAG Porcelain, Museum of Locket Castle, Czech Republic, 1994; International Academy of Ceramics, Prague, Czech Republic, 1994; Metier d'Art, Montreal, 1993; International Academy of Ceramics, Yildnis Palace, Istanbul, Turkey, 1992; Queensland Potter's Association, Brisbane, Australia, 1991; International Ceramics, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1990; and Kanadisk Keramikk, Galleri Aktuell Kunst, Oslo, Norway, 1990.