A graduate of Central St Martins College of Art and Design (BA Hons Fine Art) and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (MA History), Roberts has exhibited widely.
Recent shows include Larkinworld (solo, National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, London), Intensity (curated by Paul Carey-Kent, House of St Barnabas, London), L'Osservatorio (CANAL, London Art Fair), Postcards from the Edge (Sikkema Jenkins, New York), Fall of the Rebel Angels (Castello 1610, Venice) and The Office of Gravitational Documents (Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris).
In 2014 he was commissioned by Locws International to install a permanent neon text on the Kardomah cafe in Swansea as part of the Dylan Thomas centenary celebrations.
In addition to numerous solo and group exhibitions in private and public galleries, his work has featured in the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Mostyn 13 and 15, and Painting is Dead, Long Live Painting - Contemporary British Painting Part 1 (selected by Gary Hume).
D J Roberts' practice includes painting, drawing, performance and public interventions.He lives and works in London.