Keiler Roberts

Powdered Milk


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Resume & Contact
Keiler rhymes with Tyler


2002 MFA, Northwestern University

2000 BFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison


2013-present School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2005-present DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois


2017 Sunburning, Toronto: Koyama Press.

2015 Miseryland, Evanston: self-published.

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

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

Other Publications

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


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


2017 Mirrorface, Cleve Carney Art Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

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 TCAF - Toronto Comics Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada

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

2013 Autoptic, Minneapolis, MN

2012-2015 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

""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

"Keiler Roberts - Episode 26." Interview by Jason Love. Jason Loves Life. 9 June 2014.

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)

2005 Panel Discussion Moderator, Block Museum, Northwestern University’s Graduate Thesis Show

Awards and Recognitions

2016 Ignatz Award - Outstanding Series for Powdered Milk

2015 Special Guest, CAKE - Chicago Alternative Comics Expo

2014 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