Margaret Roleke

Exhibition “2021”

Margaret Roleke is a contemporary mixed media artist based in Connecticut. In 2020 she was awarded a Connecticut Commission on the Arts. She has exhibited at the Aldrich, Real Art Ways, ArtSpace New Haven, Pen+Brush Gallery, NY and ODETTA gallery among other venues.Roleke has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, ArtNet and additional publications.

Her work has been reproduced and reviewed in the New York Times, Art Forum, New York Arts, New American Painting and elsewhere, and is represented in several private and public collections including the Rubin Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, Chase Manhattan Bank, Dow Jones, and the Loyola University Museum of Art.


I create work that reacts to our times.The Trump presidency further pushed me into being an activist artist, which led to greater involvement with creating work that speaks to the injustice in society.

In my studio practice I have been exploring immigrants rights issues through prints and cages-like structures which point to the situation at the southern border.

I lived near Sandy Hook during the time of the shooting. Since then I have advocated for gun control and continue to create work out of spent shotgun shells in order to start a dialogue on this important subject.To this end I donate a percentage of all sold work to organizations that work for gun control.

In the past year I began making cyanotypes which explore our current covid times and BLM protests. I seem to move back and forth between all these themes creating sculptures, installations and prints which many times reference several different pressing issues of our day.


Year: 2020

Materials: cyanotype on paper

Size: 38 x 50 x .25 inches


Year: 2020

Materials: cyanotype on paper

Size: 50 x 38 x .20 inches

Exhibition “2021”

As a celebration that 2020 has ended and that a new year is here, FLATFILE has launched a new online program title, simply: “2021.”

We invited artists to participate through a rolling open call, which remains open for the entirety of this year. From these submissions, our jury panel carefully selects new works to present on FLATFILE, with new works added throughout all of 2021.

The price of each artwork is a flat $2,021,

a discounted price from the actual value of each work, offered here, exclusively.

Carla Lobmier
Daniel Morowitz
Sonomi Kobayashi