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College of Fine Arts Research Profiles

Celeste Roberge
School of Art + Art History

T: 273-3086

College of Fine Arts
University of Florida
P.O. Box 115801
Gainesville, Fl 32611-5801

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Research Interests:

Sculpture, furniture, stone walls, monuments

Research Summary:

The subject matter of my research is the intersection of geological processes and material culture, geological time and human time. These investigations are manifested primarily in large sculptures consisting of antique furniture embedded in walls of stone, stone structures with cast iron elements, steel furniture forms filled with river rocks, and miniatures made of various stacked materials in combination with miniature furniture that pay homage to the history of modernist sculpture. Peripheral products of the research include photographs, drawings, collages, and videos .


1986 MFA - Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Sculpture)
1979 BFA - Maine College of Art (Sculpture)
1979 Non-Degree Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Sculpture)
1975 BA - University of Maine (Sociology)

Key Professional Appointments:

2007-present Professor and Area Coordinator, School of Art + Art History, University of Florida
1999-2007 Associate Professor, School of Art + Art History, University of Florida
1993-1999 Assistant Professor , School of Art + Art History, University of Florida


2007 Modern Dimensions: Contemporary American Sculpture, Eight Modern, Santa Fe, NM
2006 Long Red Stack. Commission and outdoor installation. DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
2003 Stacks for Home and Office. A.V.C. Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Quarry. Farnsworth Museum of Art, Rockland, ME
2000 International Stone Sculptors, Expo
2000, Hanover, Germany. Six artists from six continents invited to work at the off-site quarry project: Steinzeichen Steinbergen

Selected Works:

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada
Jackson Laboratories, Bar Harbor, Maine
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine
Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Runnymede Sculpture Farm, San Francisco, California
University of New England, Biddeford, Maine


2009 Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Grant (FEO), University of Florida
2006 Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, Division of Cultural Affairs, Tallahassee, FL
2006,2004-2000 Scholarship Enhancement Award, College of Fine Arts, University of Florida
1998 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY
1991 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY


2008 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, University of Maine, Orono, Maine
2008 William Randolph Hearst Fellowship for Creative Artists. American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
2004 - 2007 Research Foundation Professorship, University of Florida
1996 T.I.P. Teaching Award. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1991 MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
1988 - 1989 Bunting Fellowship. Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


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