Education

 

2011 Howard University, Washington, D.C., Masters of Fine Arts Major: Painting

2005 Trinity College, Wash., D.C., Bachelors of Science, Major: Business Administration

95-97 Northern Virginia Community College, Alex., VA, Major: Business; Minor: Fine Arts

1995 H.B. Woodlawn High School, High School Diploma, Arlington, VA


Art Instruction and Related Employment History 

 

15-16 Art Instructor, Roosevelt High-School, Washington, D.C.  

12-15 Art Instructor, Academy for Ideal Education, Washington, D.C.

06-07 Visual Art Teacher, Capital Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, D.C.  

05-06 Visual Arts Teacher, Perry School Community Services Center, Washington, D.C. 

04-05 Manager, Ramee’ Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.

03-04 Framing and Gallery Assistant, Capital Hill Art and Frame Shop, Washington, D.C.  


Additional Teacher Training

 

2013 Youth Empowerment, YES Teacher Training, The Art of Living, Canada


Additional Teacher Experience 

 

04-15 Yoga and Pilates Instructor, Independent Contractor, DC Metropolitan Area


Awards and Grants

 

2011 Special Projects Grant, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Wash., D.C.

2010 2nd Place Graduate Sculpture Award, Howard University Student Art Show

2009 2nd Place Graduate Painting Award, Howard University Student Art Show

2006 1st Place Graduate Experimental Studio, Howard University Student Art Show

2006 Graduate Honorable Mention, Howard University Student Art Show


Apprenticeships and Residencies

 

2018 The Talking Stick Project, Residency, Salisbury, MD

2017 Washington Projects for the Arts and DC Public School Artist in Residence Program, Washington, D.C.

2016 Back to the Roots, Centro Cultural Costarricense-Norteamericano, Limon, Costa Rica

10-11 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DC Creates Public Art, DeanwoodRecreation Center, Washington, D.C.


Commissioned Workshops/Presentations/Competitions/Guest Speaker

 

2017 Workshop, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC

2017 Presentation, Mc Daniel College, Westminster, MD

2017 Presentation and workshop, The Intention in Creation: Chaos or Community, African American Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2016 Facilitator, Deconstruction/Reconstruction: Reusing Found Objects workshop, The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC

2016 Panelist, Riffing on the Legacy of the Black Arts Movement, American University, Museum at Katzen Art Center, Washington, D.C.

2016 Panelist, Looking Forward, Trends in Contemporary American Art, Phillips Collections, Washington, D.C.

2016 Presenter, David C. Driskell Center, College Park MD

2015 Guest, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Washington, D.C.

11-12 Art Commentator, Around Town, WETA, Washington, D.C.

2011 Guest, Aljazeera, Washington, D.C.

2011 Presenter/Juried by John Bankston, Under the Influence, 30 Americans Competition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

2011 Instructor, Family Day Art Workshop, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.

2011 Presenter, The National League of American Pen Women, Washington, D.C. 2009 BADC Representative, Gallery Talk and Tour, Commissioned by Luther Collage, Decorah, Iowa

2006 How to Make a Paper Mosaic, Workshop Commissioned by Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and Center of African American History and Culture

2006 How to Make Collage, Workshop Sponsored by Young Afrikan Warriors


Group Museum and University Exhibitions

 

2017 Living on the Land, Salisbury University Art Gallery, Salisbury, MD

2016 Arts for Justice, American University, Katzen Center, Washington, DC

2015 Personal Patterns, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD

11-13 Transformer Silent Auction Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Wash., D.C. 2010 Global Art Buzz, University of California, Washington Center, Washington, D.C.

2009 Colorblind/Colorsight, The Rotunda Gallery at American University, Wash., D.C.

2009 Migrations: BADC Exhibit, Luther Collage, Decorah, Iowa

2007 A Creative Profile: Artist of the East Bank, Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History, Washington, D.C.

2006 Sistahs, In Our Own Words, Banneker Douglass Museum, Annapolis, MD 2006 Mother and Child: Expression of Love, Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History, Washington, D.C.

2005 The 16th Annual James A. Porter Colloquium Gala, Howard University Armour J. Blackburn Center, Washington, D.C.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2020 American University, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC

2018  Washington College, Chestertown, MD

2018 Third Eye Open, Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC 2017  Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

2017 Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

2017 Arts Center/Gallery Delaware State University, Dover, DE

2012 Milked, Riverviews Art Space, Lynchberg, Virginia

2012 With Every Fiber of My Being, Honfleur Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2011 Milked, National League of American Penn Woman, Washington, D.C.

2011 Wired, Installation and Exhibit, Pleasant Plains Workshop, Washington, D.C.,

2010 Matrices of Transformation, Michael Platt Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C. 2007 Can You Free Me?, Ramee’ Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1997 The Artwork of A. Robles-Gordon, Dance Place Exhibition Space, Wash., D.C.

1995 The Art, The Brittany, Arlington, VA


Dual Solo Exhibitions

 

2014 Catalyst Projects, Washington, DC

2010 Pretty Things, Little Treasures and Hidden Meanings, The Gallery at AYN Studio, Washington, DC


Three - Five Person Exhibitions

 

2018 Rush Arts Galleries, Manhattan, New York

2017 The Art of Undoing Spells, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2015 How We Lost DC, Honfleur Gallery, Washington, DC

2015 Divinity Revealed, African Heritage Cultural Center Amadlozi Gallery, Miami, Florida

2014 Real Beauty, Carroll Square Gallery, curated by Hemphill Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2012 No Strings Attached, 39th Street Gallery, Brentwood, MD

2011 Ascension, Parish Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2011 Delusions of Grandeur, Mandarin Oriental Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2011 Beyond the Pale, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

2010 Focus Group: Four Walls, Four Women, DC Arts Center, Washington, D.C.

2010 Intersecciones Culturales/Cultural Crossroad, Brentwood Art Exchange at Gateway Art Center, Brentwood, MD

2007 Beads, Light, and Color, New Horizons Gallery, Children’s Hospital Wash., D.C.


Commissioned Site Specific Installations/Public Art

 

2018 The Fibrous Ties The Bind, Public Art Installation, Salisbury, MD

17-18 Public Artwork, Martha’s Table Headquarters, Washington, DC

2017 Art Installation, Ifyoulivedheredc, Pinkline Project at Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and Center for African           American History, Washington, D.C.

2016 Art Installation, Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD

2015 Public Art, Department of General Services, Washington, DC

2014 Public Art Installation, Washington Projects for the Arts, Washington, DC

2014 Installation, Workshop, and Panel, James A. Porter Colloquium, Howard University

2014 Installation, Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture

2014 Prizm Art Fair, Marquis Miami, Miami, Florida

2013 Prizm Art Fair, Marquis Miami, Miami, Florida

2013 Temporary Installation, The 25 Project, United Negro College Fund, Wash. D.C.

2013 Temporary Public Art Installation, Humanities Council of Washington, D.C.  

2013 Art Installation, Hair Shrines: Praise and Be Praised, Athenaeum Gallery, Alex. VA

2013 Public Art Installation, Deanwood Recreation Center, Washington. D.C.

2012 Art Installation, Art Africa Miami, Miami, Florida

2012 Art Installation, Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkalaba, New York, N.Y.

2011 Art Installation, Pleasant Plains Workshop, Washington, D.C.

2009 Windows in D.C. Mural, Commission on the Arts And Humanities, Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
2009 Art Installation, First on 1st Art and Music Walk, Washington, D.C.

07-09 Installation Exhibitor, Artomatic, Washington, D.C.


Selected International Exhibitions

 

2016 Parallax Art Fair, London, United Kingdom

2010 Masterpiece Miniature, Galeri Aswara, National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage, Hula Lumpur, Malaysia

2010 Gaza Strip II, Atelier & Galeria Felipe Lamadrid, Cadiz, Spain

2010 Capital Flower, European Cultural Capital of 2010, Kamp-Lintfort, Germany

2010 Spaventapasseri, Art Gallery Atrebates, Dozza, Italy

 

Selective List of Juried Exhibits

 

2017 Archromatic, Mount Airy Contemporary,  Philadelphia, PA

2016 Quilts and Social Fabrics, Harvey B. Gnatt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, Charlotte, North Carolina   

2015 My Big Black America, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC

2014 I Kan Do That, Skylight Gallery, Curated by Danny Simmons, Brooklyn, NY 

2013 Alchemical Vessels, Smith Center for Healing Arts, Washington, DC

2011  Options 2011 Biennial Showcase, Washington Project on the Arts, Wash., DC

2011  Visions, Voices and Viewpoints of African American Artists, Peltz Art Gallery,

Milwaukee, WI

2010  Urban League National Art Expo, Washington, DC Convention Center

2010  Piranha Betty, www.piranbetty.com, Willow Grove, PA

2010  In Memory of Judith Hoffberg, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2010  Mixed Media, Cornerstore Gallery, Washington, DC

2009 Black Exhibit, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC

2009 Anacostia Cherry Blossom Festival, Honfleur Gallery Wash., DC

2009 DCNCA 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Parish Gallery, Washington, DC

2009 Recycle Art Exhibit, Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA

2008 Remembering Not to Forget, Duke Ellington School for the Arts Gallery, Wash.,

 

Reviews and Articles

 

2018 More or Less, Washington City Paper, Washington, DC

2018 The Fine Art of Introspection and Extrospection, www.supportblackart.com, Miami, FL

2018  Keep A Third Eye Open, Lyric Prince, www.sugarcanemagazine.com,  Miami. FL

2018  Freelon & Robles-Gordon, Washington Post, Washington, DC

2017  The Place for What’s New - The Deleware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE

2017  Colorful Survey of Washington artist, Washington Post, Washington, DC

2017  Hybridism: Fusing Gender, Ethnicity, Culture, and Social Constructs, Bmore Art Magazine, Baltimore, MD

2016  A Mosaic of Voices, Mediums and Black Womanhood, The Avenue, Temple University, PA

2016  Visual Artists Celebrate For Colored Girls, Huffington Post 

2016 DC African-American Artists Challenge Stereotypes at the Phillips Collection, UrbanScrawl.com

2015 How We Lost DC, Washington City Paper, September 2015

2015 How We Lost DC, Washington Post, September 2015

2015 Divinity Revealed, Miami Herald, Miami, Florida, March 2015

2014 An Art Exhibition “for colored girls”, www.hyperallergeric.com, December 

2014 DC Artists Bring Local Flavor to Prizm Art Fair in Miami, The Washington Examiner, December 

2014  Artistas en la Diaspora: La Artista Puertorriquena, Puerto Rico Artnews, December   

2014  40 Years of “for colored girls…”, www.ebony.com, September  

2014 Genius or Gobbledygook? “Real Beauty” at Carrol Square Gallery, Washington City Paper, Washington DC 

2013 Amber Robles-Gordon Impresses at Art Basel, Examiner, Miami, Florida

2013 Washington Post, Subtle Attention Seekers Without Strings, January

2013 Washington Post, Story Behind Delusions of Grandeur

2012 Washington Post, Honoring The Past to Create the Future, Tuban-Mahan Gallery  

2011  Washington Post, Options 2011, Washington Projects for the Arts, October     

2011  Washington Post, Delusions of Grandeur, Parish Gallery, September

2011  Washington Post, Wild Fabric, Pleasant Plains, July

2010  Pink Line Project, Four Women Five Women, December

2010  Coalicion Artistas De Puerto Rico, Amber Robles-Gordon en Focus Group: Four

Walls, Five Women, November

2010 Colalicion Artistas De Puerto Rico, Revista De Artes Plasticas De Puerto Rico, July

 

Publications

 

2016  Visual Artists Celebrate For Colored Girls, Huffington Post 

2016 DC African-American Artists Challenge Stereotypes at the Phillips Collection,  UrbanScrawl.com

2016 Callaloo, Art & Culture in The African Diaspora, Texas A&M University

2016 Prizm: Art Basel Fair Featuring Artist of Color, Bmore Art Magazine, Baltimore, MD

2015  Local Black Artists Collaborate After Art Basel, Washington City Paper 

2014 40 Amazing African American Artists to Watch in 2014, MSNBC, The Grio   

2012  Anacostia’s Art Scene, Washington Post, Washington, D.C.   

2011  Washington Post, Gentrification Black and White Middle Class Home Buyers in the District, July 2011

2010 Roll Call Around The Hill, Reclaiming These Negative Images, February, PG25

2010 On Line Journal Workshop, George Mason University College, African American

Art Alive in the District, May 23, 2010

2009  Who’s’ Who in Black America, The Inaugural Edition, Washington, DC, PG 28

2009  DC North, Artists Bring Conventions Center Windows to Life, PG 18 (see pdf here)

2009 The Tapestry Magazine, Migrations, Sixth Annual Midwest Black History Conference, PG.13

2009  Artndeed, The Collector’s Quarterly, Issue#1, PG.2

2008 Capital One Art, Program Catalog, Divine Synergy, PG. 11

2007 East of The River, Represent: East of the River Creatives at Artomatic

2006 Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, A Creative Profile: Artists of the East Bank Catalog, PG.17

2006 The Washington Afro, Arts& Entertainment, Collage As Fine Art, Feb., 3

2005 Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and

Culture, Reclaiming Midwives: Pillars of Community Support, Mothers and Child: Expressions of Love, PG.11

2005 Art For Life, Carnegie Institution of Washington, PG.16

 

Permanent Collections

 

Judith A. Hoffberg Archive Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Masterpiece Miniature Art Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Capital One Bank, Mc Clean,Virginia 

District of Columbia’s Art Bank, funded by DC Creates Public Art, Washington, DC  

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY 

The Gautier Family Collection, Washington, DC  

 

Curating Experience

 

17-18 Curator, Art That Inspires, Art Collection, Martha’s Table, Washington, DC

2011 Curator, Art In Action Silent Auction, Long View Gallery, Washington, DC

2010  Co-Curator, Omnipresence, Mandarin Oriental Gallery, Washington, DC

2010  Exhibit Coordinator, James A. Porter Colloquium 2010 Honorees Exhibit: Elizabeth Catlett, Floyd W. Colman, PhD, and Jeff R. Donaldson

2009 Curator, BADC Black Exhibit, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC

2009 Curator, Exxon Mobil Black History Month Art Exhibit, Fairfax, VA

2008 Curator, Art for Obama Exhibition/Sherman Avenue site, Wash., DC

2008 Curator, Capital One Financial Service, Mc Clean, VA

2007 Member of Design Team, Black Artists of DC booth at Art DC, Wash., DC

2007 Curator, Exxon Mobil Black History Month Art Exhibit, Fairfax, VA

2006 Curator, Convergence Exhibit, P.G. County Community College, Marlboro Gallery

2006  Assistant Curator, Found: Black Artists of DC, Graham Collection, Wash., DC

2006  Assistant Curator, Honoring Nester Hernandez Jr., Swiss Embassy Cuban Interest

Section, Washington, D.C.

2005  Assistant Curator, Hidden Treasures: Black Artists of DC, The Graham Collection, Washington, DC

 

 

References Available Upon Request