ROBERTA FAULHABER                                                                           






- Printmaking with Sam Hayter at l'Atelier 17, Paris, France

-  Certificats de Maîtrise in Information and Communication, CELSA Sorbonne, Paris, France,    

- Diplôme Supérieur des Arts Plastiques, Painting, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, France

- Bachelor of Arts, liberal arts degree (philosophy), St. John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico


Biographical information

- American artist born in Chicago, Illinois

 - Lives and works in Paris (France) and Chicago (USA)

- Public art projects with the Friends of Community Public Art, Joliet (USA)


Awards and Residencies

1982 - Prix Rocheron, l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France                    

1999 - Artist's residency at the Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain,


Selected solo exhibitions

2008 - "Women in Water", paintings and drawings, Combes Gallery, American University in Paris, Paris, France

2007 -  "Océanides" (Naiads), paintings and drawings, Galerie l'Usine, Lyon, France

2004 Vétues d’espace” (Clothed in Space), work on paper, private showing in Paris studio

2000 -  "Phases", wall installation of 48 polaroids on metal at the Carol Keller Gallery, Denver, Colorado

1998 - "Turning", Compagnie Générale de Geophysique, Massy (Paris area)

1997 -  "Wet Flowers", Banque Nationale de Paris, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

1997 - "Tropisms", Espace Karen Gulden, Paris, France 

1993 - "Sleep Patterns", Leonardo Project, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. 

1992 -  "Vanities", Women's Institute for Continuing Education (WICE), Paris, France.

1982 - "Family affairs" (works on paper), Galerie JISU, Paris, France


Selected Group Exhibitions

2008   E-motion Pictures: an exhbition of orthopaedics in art  (

2000 - "Phasic", wall installation of 144 polaroids at the Salon de Montrouge, Paris, France

1999 - "Dissilient", Installation, Rocky Mountain Women's Institute.  Three-woman collaboration with Elizabeth Faulhaber, sculptor, and Martha Russo, ceramic artist, Denver, Colorado, USA

1999 - "Angels", Espace Karen Gulden, Paris, France

1998 - "Cobwebs and Magnolias", ILK Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA. Two-woman show with Elizabeth Faulhaber, Denver, Colorado, USA

1998 - "Portholes", Cultural Center, Guedeniaud, France

1996 - "Planet cave", Salon de l’Art Ephemère, Fontenay-sous-Bois (Paris area), France

1995 -  "Planetarium", Salon de l’Art Ephemère, Fontenay-sous-Bois (Paris area), France

1995 - "Global warming", triptych exhibited at the Salon de Montrouge, Paris, France

1994 - "Cosmic Fruits, wall installation of paintings exhibited at the Salon de Montrouge, Paris, France

1988 - "Vanitas", Galerie Peinture Fraîche, 2 person exhibit, Paris, France

1986 - "Seven Americans in Paris", Centenary exhibit, Johnson&Johnson, Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône (Paris area), France.

1983-88 - Paintings exhibited at the Salon d'Automne, Grand Palais, France

1982 - "Atelier Zavaro", Galerie de la Maison des Beaux Arts, Paris, France

1979 - "Diabolo Menthe", painting exhibited at the Salon de l'Union des Femmes Peintres et Sculpteurs, Palais de Luxembourg, Paris, France

1978 « Prints (lithographs) Fondation des Etats-Unis, Paris, France.  Group show, December




2007 - "We see the future", painting on Utilities for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Washington D.C.

2006 - Sheetmetal workers tryptich, Sheetmetal Worker's union, Washington D.C.

2006 – Medical sculpture – life-size bronze sculpture of a surgical nurse for the City of Joliet, Illinois (see

2005 - Three of six paintings imprinted on series of mugs honoring the six crafts of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, paintings exhibited at the BAC headquarters in Washington, D.C. (see

2004 - "History of Henderson, Kentucky", Methodist Hospital, Henderson, Kentucky, USA

2003 - "History of the I&M Canal, Friends of Community Public Art, Gaylord Building, Lockport, Illinois, USA (see




1997 - L’illusion de la matière, Jean-Louis Pinte, Figaroscope, Le Figaro, France

1995 - Roberta Faulhaber, une cosmogonie de fruits (“A cosmogony of fruit”), Josette Mélèze, Pariscope

1995 - Cosmic Fruits, Jean-Louis Pinte, Figaroscope, Le Figaro, national newspaper, France

1994 - On en parle  (“They’re talking about”) – Roberta Faulhaber, Jean-Louis Pinte, Figaroscope, Le Figaro, national newspaper, France

1994 - Vive les Femmes (“Long live the women”) (Salon de Montrouge), Jean-Louis Pinte, Figaroscope, Le Figaro, national newspaper, France



"The Visual Artist as Performer" delivered at the "5èmes Entretiens Jacques Cartier", an interdisciplinary conference on art and science sponsored by the Leonardo Project, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, October 1993


Art direction

- video programs sponsored by pharmaceutical companies (Pfizer, Ciba Geigy, Euroassistance), involving creation of animated sequences and logos using state-of-the-art computer-generated images

- design of brochures, newsletters, ads

- illustration


Teaching Experience

Instructor:  "Creativity through Drawing", "Philosophy of Communication", Painting, at the Institut de Communication Visuelle from 1989 to 1991.

Co-founder, director, and instructor of the Farrell International School of Art (FISA), a not-for-profit educational association to encourage international cultural exchange in the arts, 1987