Celeste Roberge



  • 1979

    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
    BFA, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

  • 1986

    MFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Selected One Person Exhibitions
  • 1986

    Geographies, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax,Nova Scotia

  • 1988

    Northern Archives, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • 1989

    Northern Archives: Views from the Hill, one person exhibition in two spaces: Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
    Northern Archives, Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA

  • 1991

    Views of the Head from Behind, Dean Velentgas Gallery, Portland, ME

  • 1993

    The Mind is a Muscle, Farnsworth Museum of Art, Rockland, ME

  • 1995

    Geographies. Geologies. Anatomies., Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, ME

  • 1996

    Celeste Roberge: Sculpture, Nations Bank Plaza, Org.: Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL

  • 1997

    STACKS, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 1998

    STACKS, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, TX

  • 2000

    Outdoor Sculpture Commission, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

  • 2002

    Sitting Room – Outdoor Sculpture Installation, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, FL
    Quarry, Farnsworth Museum of Art, Rockland, ME

  • 2003

    Drawings and Small Sculpture, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME
    Stacks for Home & Office, A.V.C. Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2006

    Celeste Roberge, Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, ME

  • 2007

    Miniature Stacks installed Atlantic Center for the Arts, Harris House, New Smyrna Beach, FL

  • 2010

    Granite Sofa installed in the Farnsworth Art Museum lobby, Rockland, ME

  • 2014

    Ocean Floors., Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL
    Cyanotype Project. In collaboration with the Undergraduate Research Initiative, University of South Florida, St. Pete and with Bleu Acier, Inc., Tampa, FL

  • 2017

    Drawing with Seaweed., PhoPa Gallery,Portland, ME

  • 2018                      

    Bench Space, Shelburne Art Museum, Shelburne, VT

Selected Group Exhibitions
  • 1999

    On the Ball: the Sphere in Contemporary Sculpture, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

  • 2000

    International Stone Sculptors Expo 2000, Hanover
    Six artists from six continents invited to work at the off-site quarry project, Steinzeichen Steinbergen, Steinbergen

  • 2001

    Material and Metaphor, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, FL

  • 2002

    Maine Coast Artists 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

  • 2003

    Sculpture Garden Invitational, University of New England, Portland, ME
    Portland Museum of Art Biennial, University Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
    The Chairs Project, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

  • 2004

    Home, d.u.m.b.o. art center (dac), Brooklyn, NY

  • 2005

    Touchstones, </Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
    South X East, Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
    Five Florida Sculptors,
    The New Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

  • 2006

    Pink Days/Azure Nights, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

  • 2007

    Modern Dimensions: Contemporary American Sculpture, Eight Modern, Santa Fe, NM

  • 2010

    Biennial Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
    Mill-ennial, Saco Museum, Saco and North Dam Mill, Biddeford, ME

Professional Experience, Residencies, Grants
  • 1988-1989

    Bunting Fellowship, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

  • 1991

    The Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY

  • 1998

    The Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY

  • 1999

    Florida Individual Artist Fellowship

  • 2006

    Florida Individual Artist Fellowship

  • 2004-2007

    Research Foundation Grant, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

  • 2007

    Sponsors: The Assoc. of Icelandic Visual Artists and the Reykjavik Art Museum

  • 2007

    Residency at SIM House in Reykjavik

  • Associate Professor of Sculpture at the School of Art and Art History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


I was inspired by the absurd desire to embed antique sofas in thousands of pounds of dry-stacked stone in such a way that the furniture would seem like a fossil within a stone road-cut or like an archaic funerary monument extruded from the earth. Although we like to imagine that cultural artifacts, such as furniture and art, exist free of time and decay, the material conditions of the world inevitably recoup them.