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Visiting Artist: Derrick Adams

Derrick Adams is a multidisciplinary New York-based artist working in performance art, painting, sculpture, music and collage.  His work focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, communicating and exploring self image and forward projection.  Adams received an MFA from Columbia University and BFA from Pratt Institute.  He is a Skowhegan and Marie Walsh Sharpe alum, and a recipient of a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and 2014 S.J. Weiler Award.  Since 2001, Adams has exhibited extensively, both nationally and internationally, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, MoMA/PS1, PERFORMA ‘05 & ‘13 (commissioned by the Calder Foundation), Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and the Birmingham Museum of Art.  Adams work is in the permanent collection of 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, Chicago; Gallerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris; and online at