Celeste Roberge has moved from working with the heaviest of materials in the form of stone and steel Cairns and Stacks of antique furniture embedded in stone walls, to the lightweight, translucent, ephemeral material of seaweed in sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and photography.
Celeste was born in Maine and studied art at the Maine College of Art, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She was a Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. She is Professor Emerita at the School of Art + Art History, University of Florida where she was head of the Sculpture Area for 20 years. Her sculptures are in the collections of the Nevada Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, Farnsworth Art Museum, Harn Museum of Art, Emory University, University of New England, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Jackson Laboratories, and Runnymede Sculpture Farm, among others. She has received two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants, two Florida Individual Artist Fellowships, Bunting Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute, and a William Randolph Hearst Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. She has been an artist-in-residence at a Kohler Arts/Industry, MacDowell Colony, and SIM in Reykjavik, Iceland, among others.
Celeste lives and works in South Portland, Maine.