Derrick Adams (b. 1970, Baltimore, Maryland) received an MFA from Columbia University and a BFA from Pratt Institute. He is a Skowhegan and Marie Walsh Sharpe alum, and a recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and a S.J. Weiler Fund Award. Since 2001, Adams has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, including the exhibition Derrick Adams: Sanctuary which opens in early 2018 at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, as well as the Galerie Anne de Villepoix in Paris, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, MoMA/PS1, PERFORMA ’05, ‘13, and ’15, Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and the Birmingham Museum of Art. Adams' works are in the permanent collections of the Studio Museum in Harlem, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Birmingham Museum of Art, and the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. His work can be seen in New York at Tilton Gallery; Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago; and Gallerie Anne de Villepoix in Paris. Derrick Adams currently lives and works in New York City.