Marie A. Roberts

Professor of Art

School of Art & Media Studies

I am a painter with a strong interest and practice in drawing. Although I work continually from nature, the bulk of my exhibited work is invented narrative figure composition. Since 1997 I have been exploring the contemporary sideshow banner; using the traditional format, I have been experimenting with the use of acrylic. I believe that one has to know and understand one's tradition and medium in order to take it further. I believe that a college education is an opportunity to replace one's ignorance with a broader prospect. It pleases me when my students use their education here as a point for their departure. It's cool when they come back knowing more than I do.

FDU Alumni; Luis Garcia Jr, MFA, School of the Arts; SunHee Yoon, MFA,Pratt Institute; YoEuiJoo Kim, MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, James Rana, MFA Trinity; JaeWon Chung,MFA Pratt Institute, TomniLee Sangastiano and Matthew DiLeo MFA Montclair State; Jeffrey Thacker, Pratt MA and Scott Barnes American University MFA .

Check out Rush Philanthropic's Education page at and see the students painting a Rush Kids Banner. (Rush is a JOY to work with)

For The Good Times, the new album by the Little Willes had its cover shot in front of the painting on the stage at Coney Island USA. The accompanying music video features the band in front of this and other paintings

The Teaneck Patch has published a lovely piece by Jennifer Pinto, February 1, 2012

Carrier Pigeon, an illustrated magazine of fiction and illustration will have six of my drawings in it spring issue, Vol.2, Issue 2. There will be a launch event on May 5th at the Coney Island Museum. In conjunction with this Cannonball Press will publish my two new woodcuts.

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Short Abstract

University College

School of Art & Media Studies
1000 River Road, (T-UH1-01)
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-2801 

Artist-in-Residence at Coney Island U.S.A.
B.A. Brooklyn College; M.F.A. from Queens College, C.U.N.Y.
Roberts works with FDU students to do painting projects on and off off campus.
An ethical vegetarian.
A Rush Teaching Artist.