Roberta Gentry is a Los Angeles based artist whose work is inspired by the natural world and the balance of order and chaos that exists within it. Using painting, she explores the connections and conflicts that occur between architecture and biology, and questions the divide between natural and artificial.  


2014     Master of Fine Arts, Painting, State University of New York, Albany, NY

2007     Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2-Dimensional Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Solo Exhibitions

2020     We Need Mirrors, Ladies’ Room LA, Los Angeles, CA

2018     Ships, Elephant Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

2014     Paintings, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY

2013     Information, Terra Nova Gallery, Troy, NY

2009     Molting, Stanica Cultural Center in Zilina, Slovakia

2007     Roberta Gentry, Dinnerware Contemporary Arts Project Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024     Making Waves, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

2023     Color Cathedral, My Pet Ram, New York, NY

             Leaf Through, Pour Over, Ruth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

             Night Swimming, SCOTTY, Berlin, Germany

             Composition Elsewhere, Bozomag, Pasadena, CA

             Untitled Bozo Marfa Project, Bozomag, Marfa, TX

2022     Garden, Ladies’ Room LA, Los Angeles, CA

2021     Portals, Gallery Also, Los Angeles, CA

             Garden, Ladies' Room LA, Los Angeles, CA

2020     Fair Fight, Track 16 DTLA, Los Angeles, CA

             Surroundings, Los Angeles Mission College AMP Gallery, Sylmar, CA

2019     Children of the Sun, Ladies’ Room LA, Los Angeles, CA

             QiPO 01, QiPO, Mexico City

             Monte Vista Presents, Other Places Art Fair, San Pedro, CA

             Majestic Proton Vest, The Front, New Orleans, LA

2017     Tiger Strikes Austin, Icosa Collective, Austin, TX

             Simultaneous Contrast, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

             Small Things, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA

             The Collectivists, Brand Art Center, Glendale, CA

             The Last Waltz, Far Bazaar at Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA

             21 (curated by Ben Sanders), Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

2016     The Garden, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

             Running Away From Home, 1748 Adams, Los Angeles, CA

2015     Intermittent Dialogues, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2014     Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, University Art Museum, Albany, NY

             Playing with a Full Deck, Greene County Council on the Arts Catskill Gallery, Catskill, NY

2013     Emerging Artists, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2012     Fissure, Gallery ELL, Brooklyn, NY

             Percolate, Collarworks Gallery, Troy, NY

             Best of SUNY, SUNY Administration Building, Albany, NY

2011     MiniGrand, Lulubell Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2010     Things of This Nature, Red Room Gallery, Tucson, AZ

             5 x 5, Art exchange with Sendai City, Japan, Dinnerware Artspace, Tucson, AZ

             Dinnerware’s Grand Re-opening, Dinnerware Artspace, Tucson, AZ

             Almost True, Lulubell Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2009     Magic Words, Stanica Cultural Center, Zilina, Slovakia

             The Sound of Paint II, group performance, Rocket Gallery, Tucson, AZ

             Playtime, Lulubell Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2008     The Sound of Paint, group performance at the Arts Incubator, Tucson, AZ

             Write and React, Arts Incubator, Tucson, AZ

             Night of a Thousand Drawings, Dinnerware Artspace, Tucson, AZ

Residencies And Awards

2016-17     Teaching Artist Fellowship, Armory Center for the Arts

2014          University at Albany’s Distinguished Master of Fine Arts Project Award

                  College Art Association Career Development Fellowship

2011-14     University at Albany Graduate Teaching Assistantship

2009          Artist in Residence, Stanica Cultural Center, Zilina, Slovakia (March-May)

                  United States Embassy of Slovakia, Travel Grant

2007          University Of Arizona’s Study Abroad Travel Grant

                  Fine Arts Resident Achievement Tuition Award

                  Bill & Jane Spain Scholarship

2005          Bill & Jane Spain Scholarship

Visiting Artist Lectures

2014     Lecture and undergraduate critique, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, October 2

             Lecture and undergraduate critique, Sage College, Albany NY, September 17

Curatorial Projects

2015-current     Member, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles