"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
Mariah Robertson (b. 1975, Indianapolis, IN, USA) grew up in Sacramento, California, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She earned a BA from University of California, Berkeley (1997) and an MFA from Yale University (2005). Her work has been included in the exhibitions Mariah Robertson, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom (2011); Hot Tropical Rain Jam, Museum 52, New York (2011); Greater New York, MoMA/PS1, Queens (2010); THE JOY OF C-PRINTS, in a sculptural presentation, NOMA Gallery, San Francisco (2010); Color as Form: Playing the Spectrum, Silver Eye Centre for Photography, Pittsburgh (2010); A Word Like Tomorrow Wears Things Out, Sikkema Jenkins, New York (2010); Take Better Pictures, Museum 52, New York (2009); I Am Passions, Marvelli Gallery, New York (2009); If the Dogs Are Barking, Apartment Show at Artists Space, New York (2009); I'm Feeling Lucky, P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York (2009); Experimental Photography, Marvelli Gallery, New York (2009); WRONG: a program of text and image, Eighth Veil, Los Angeles (2009); Summer Mixtape Volume 1: the Get Smart edition, Exit Art, New York (2008); From Viennese Actionism to the Triumph of Vince Young, CRG Gallery, New York (2008); Nudes, Still Lives and Landscapes, Guild & Greyshkul, New York (2007); Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2007); Haunted States, Grand Arts, Kansas City (2006); and Please lie down and take a nap with me in my grave, Guild & Greyshkul, New York (2006).done reading