Adee Roberson was born in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1981, with strong familial ties to Jamaica. Her work weaves rich celestial landscapes with drum patterns, found photos, synthesizers and various percussion instruments. She has exhibited and performed her work in numerous galleries and independent venues including, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, SomArts Cultural Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, African American Cultural Center, and Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario. She is based Los Angeles, and Oakland, CA where she co-founded Black Salt Collective.
My work is a meditation on painting, analog sound, technicolor symbols and texture. Blackness as an atmospheric temporality guides my work towards the space between/within joy and grief.
My practice uses percussion, synthesizers, and movement as a way to archive and activate site specific installations. In these works, paintings and collage become constellations situated in the african diaspora, calling upon and answering to ancestral memory and expansive consciousness.