Keiler Roberts

Powdered Milk

 

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krober5@saic.edu
Keiler rhymes with Tyler

Education

2002 MFA, Northwestern University

2000 BFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Teaching

2013-present School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2005-present DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois

Books 

2017 Sunburning, Toronto: Koyama Press.

Happy Happy, Baby Baby
, Evanston: self-published. (This is a new edition of Powdered Milk vol.6).

2015 Miseryland, Evanston: self-published.

2012 Powdered Milk: Collected Stories, Evanston: self-published.

2012 Powdered Milk vol. 6, Evanston: self-published.

Other Publications

Pen America, 17 May 2017. Edited by Robert Kirby

The Best American Comics, 2016
. Guest editor, Roz Chast, series editor, Bill Kartalopoulos, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Nat. Brut, fifth issue, Early Edition, 2015. Curated by Kayla E. and Bill Kartalopoulos

Darling Sleeper, 2015. Edited by Jesse Lucas

“Treats for Dogs.” Chicago Reader Comics Issue, 25 Feb. 2014

MUTHA Magazine regular contributor since Sept. 2013

Linework: “Individually Wrapped Snacks.” Newcity, 10 Jan. 2014. Edited by Ivan Brunetti and Aaron Renier.

Nashville Review, Vanderbilt University, summer 2011 and spring 2010 issues

Press

Clough, Robert. "Sunburning" The Comics Journal, 1 June 2017

DiFonzo, Krystal. "Bad at Sports Sunday Comics with Keiler Roberts" Bad at Sports, 7 May 2017

Riesman, Abraham. "8 Comics You Need to Read This May" Vulture, 1 May 2017

Rogers, Sean. "Review: David Collier's Morton, Guy Delisle's Hostage and Keiler Roberts's Sunburning" The Globe and Mail, 19 May 2017

Sava, Oliver. "Koyama Press' decade of excellence continues with 6 outstanding new titles" A.V. Club, 19 May 2017

MacDonald, Heidi. "A Year of Free Comics: Powdered Milk by Keiler Roberts, a painfully honest look at family life" The Comics Beat, 27 March 2017

McIntosh, Justin. “The List: 12 essential graphic novels by women, from the last year (or so)” Columbusalive.com, 14 January 2016

Umile, Dominic. “Architecture and comics unite at the Biennial with 'Imaginary Worlds'” Chicago Reader, 10 November 2015

Waxman, Lori. “Critics' picks for the biennial” Chicago Tribune, 1 October 2015

Wawrzaszek, John. Newcity, “Newcity’s Top Five of Everything 2015, Top Five Chicago Comics artists”, 17 December 2015

Kirby, Robert. "Miseryland" The Comics Journal, 6 May 2015

Cremins, Brian. "Keiler Roberts' Miseryland and Gaston Bachelard's 'Poetics of Space.'" "Not Building a Wall but Making a Brick." 29 June 2015

Booklife, Publisher's Weekly. "Miseryland" May 2015

Oliver, Andy. "Miseryland Parenthood Examined in Keiler Roberts Appealingly Candid Autobio Offering" Broken Frontier, 22 May 2015

Hoffman, Alex. "Review: Miseryland" Sequential State, 5 June 2015

Rogers, Benjamin. “CAKE Report: Indie Comics go to Chicago,” The Beat, 4 June 2014

Clough, Rob. “Life and Death: Keiler Roberts and Jason Walz,” High-Low, 19 June 2013

Nicole, Laneia. “Zine Machine: Put A Egg On It, Geeked and More Things You'll Like’” Autostraddle, 18 March 2013

Fiffer, Sharon. “Keiler Sensenbrenner’s Simple Wardrobe,” FiberArts, January/February 2009

Rosenfeld, Kathryn. “That Kind of Fall,” Artnet Magazine, 2004

Exhibitions


2017 Mirrorface, Cleve Carney Art Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, curated by Justin Witte

2016 Powdered Milk, The Naughton Gallery at Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland solo show curated by Ben Crothers

2015, 2016 SPX - Small Press Expo, Bethesda, Maryland

2015, 2016 CXC - Cartoons Crossroads Columbus, Columbus, Ohio 

2014, 2017 TCAF - Toronto Comics Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada

2014 Division of Labor, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2013 Autoptic, Minneapolis, MN

2012-2017 CAKE - Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, Chicago, IL

2010, 2013 The Faculty Show, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL

2009 A Dog’s Life, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN (curated by Elizabeth Edwards) (catalogue)

2007 if that was all i needed i'd be fine, Kavi Gupta Gallery (curated by Danielle Gustafson-Sundell), Chicago, IL

2007 Girl on Guy: the Object of My Desire, A + D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL (curated by Marci Rae McDade) (catalogue)

2004 Scope Art Fair, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

2003, 2004 Art Chicago, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003 Drop in Mercury: The Anthropomorphizing of Snow, The Bower Gallery, San Antonio, TX (curated by Michelle Grabner) (catalogue)

2002 Affordable Art Fair New York, Wendy Cooper Gallery, New York City

2002 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois

2001 Subject Matters, Standard Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, (co-curated by Dan Devening), (catalogue)

Other Professional Activities

"Episode 219 - Keiler Roberts." Interview by Gil Roth. Virtual Memories. 22 May 2017.

""Why Draw Comics About Anything Else?": The Keiler Roberts Interview." Interview by Rob Clough. The Comics Journal. 17 Novermber 2016.

2016 Ignatz Juror

"Episode Forty-Two: Keiler Roberts." Interview by Kevin Budnick. Tight Pencils. 26 September 2016.

2016 Artist talk, Cleve Carney Art Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

2016 Zine Not Dead, Chicago, IL. Benefit comics performance for Chicago Zine Fest

2016 Panelist, The Personal and the Political in Graphic Books, with Anne Elizabeth Moore and Ozge Samanci, moderated by Brian Cremins, Evanston Literary Festival, Evanston, IL

2015 Panelist, Imaginary Worlds, presented by The Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago Cultural Center

2015 Panelist, In conversation with John Porcellino, Eleanor Davis, and Keiler Roberts, moderator Hillary Chute, CAKE, Chicago, IL

2015 Panelist, The Honest Truth, with Derf Backderf and Sarah Becan, moderator Amy Peltz, CAKE, Chicago, IL

2014 Co-occupations, Sector 2337, Chicago IL, Comics Performance

2014 Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago, IL. Comics Performance

2014 Two Cookie Minimum, M.C. Johnny Misfit. Chicago, IL. Comics Performance

2013 Brain Frame 14, Dir. Lyra Hill. Chicago, IL. 20 Sept. 2013. Comics Performance

2012 Panelist, CAKE, Real Life: A Round Table on Women and Graphic Autobiography
with Rina Ayuyang, Julia Wertz, Leslie Stein, Marian Runk, and Lucy Knisley

2011 Panelist, One Book, One Chicago --Turning the Page: The Rise of the Graphic Novel
with Zac Mucha and Geof Darrow

2010 Artist talk, Super R-Type #2, Green Lantern Gallery, Chicago

2006 Illustrations for McDougal Littell (a division of Houghton Mifflin Company)


Awards and Recognitions

2016 Ignatz Award - Outstanding Series for Powdered Milk

2015 Special Guest, CAKE - Chicago Alternative Comics Expo

2014, 2015 The Best American Comics 2014, Notables List

2014 Ignatz Award nominations in two categories – Outstanding Series and Promising New Talent

2014 Special Guest, Chicago Zine Fest

2013 Ignatz Award nomination – Best Minicomic  

2000 Northwestern University Fellowship