Artist Statement
My work examines my internal and spiritual worlds. Works explore loss, blessings, parenthood, self-doubt, personal struggles and successes, strengths of convictions, and faith. Images tend to be quiet fragments of these larger ideals addressed through the combination of photography, painting, mixed-media, and video. When completed, the silent reflections take on the forms of prayer, meditation, therapy, memory, and small understandings of being.​​​​​​​
BFA, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR, 1995 (Studio Art)
MFA, Louisiana Tech University, 1998 (Photography)
Carey W. Roberson is currently a Professor of Art & Design in the Rosemary Adams Department of Art & Design at Ouachita Baptist University, which is located in Arkadelphia, AR, where he serves as the gallery director for the Rosemary Adams Department of Art & Design Galleries and Hammons Gallery, and teaches art foundations, photography, sculpture, printmaking, and other studio art courses. Prior to teaching at Ouachita, Carey was an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock from 2002 to 2018. At UA Little Rock, he served as Head of the Photography Program, BFA Coordinator, Assessment Coordinator, and Interim Chair of the Department of Art + Design.

His artwork integrates traditional studio media with new digital technologies and methods to create quiet personal narratives. Carey has exhibited in over 80 competitive, invitational, and solo exhibitions. His work has been exhibited at the University of North Texas, Ithaca College, Huntsville Museum of Art, Mobile Museum of Art, the Arkansas Arts Center, and many other universities and private galleries around the nation. He is a winner of the Arkansas Arts Council Individual Fellowship Award and has artworks in a number of collections, including the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, AL. Carey W. Roberson’s artwork has also been featured in the national publications of New American Paintings, CMYK Magazine, and the online photography magazine, Lenscratch.
Carey is represented by Justus Fine Art Gallery in Hot Springs National Park, AR.

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