Julie Roberts was born in 1963 in Flint, Wales. She lives and works in England.
Since the mid-1990s Julie Roberts’ subject matter has been the exploration of power. She has trained her forensic eye over some of the most difficult and darkest of subjects: death, violence, and the historic constraint of women’s bodies by systems such as medicine and psychiatry. Her unique contribution is her combination of the eye and skills of a very traditional painter with the research-orientated mindset of a conceptual artist.
Roberts is represented in numerous public and private collections worldwide including The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; Moderna Museet, Magasin III – Museum for Contemporary Art, Stockholm; Indianapolis Art Museum, Indiana; the Tate Gallery, London; The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; The National Museums and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff; Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris; Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Oporto, Portugal.