Adrienne Outlaw + bio | statement | press


2004 MLAS, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
1993 BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Solo Exhibitions

Sweet Demise, whitespace gallery, Atlanta, GA
Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN
City-Wide Public Art Project, Los Angeles, CA

Witch’s Brew, whitespace gallery, Atlanta, GA
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA
Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tennessee
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan 5ive and 40rty Contemporary Art Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Finer Gallery, Nashville, TN
University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee Finer Gallery, Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee Cheekwood Museum of Art and Artists Residency, Nashville, TN
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency, Saugatuck, Michigan

Group Exhibitions

Flex It: My Body My Temple, Parthenon Musum and Centennial Park, Nashville, TN
Group Exhibition, Aberson Gallery, Tulsa, OK, Curator: Ki, Fondren,
Say and Send, with Tony Youngblood, Mini Maker Faire Exhibition, Adventure Science Center, Nashville, TN

Aqua Art Fair, Showing with whitespace gallery, Miami, FL
Too Much, a city-wide public art project, Los Angeles, CA
TAKE CARE: Biomedical Ethics in the Twenty-First Century, Touring     show: The Wright Museum of Art, Austin Peay State University,     University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI (catalog)
TAKE CARE: Biomedical Ethics in the Twenty-First Century, Touring     Show: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (catalog)
An Exchange with Sole LeWitt, Cabinet Magazine, Brooklyn, MASS     Moca, North Adams, MA
Artificial Selection, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM (catalog)
22 Reviews, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign-Urbana, IL
Modern Girl, Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN
Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI (catalog)
Cabinet of Natural Curiosities, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL
Digital Art L.A., L.A. Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
Assemblage and Recyclates, Translations Gallery, Denver,     CO
AAF Contemporary Art Fair, Showing with TAG Gallery, New York,     NY
Projections, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (catalog)
Flow Invitational Art Fair, Showing with David Lusk Gallery, Miami, FL
Modernature, Lotus Space, Showing with TAG Gallery, New York, NY
Finding Lost Values, 5th Cheongju International Biennale,     Cheongju City, Republic of Korea (catalog)
Under My Skin, Translations Gallery, Denver, CO
Art Chicago, Showing with TAG Gallery, Chicago, IL
Domesticated, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO
Fragile Species, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville,     TN (catalog)

Southeastern Juried Exhibition, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL (catalog)
Marriage, SAC Gallery, SUNY Stony Brook, Long Island, NY
Closer In, Contemporary Arts Center, North Adams,     MA (catalog)
XS: The Mini Works Exhibition, Tattfoo Gallery, Staten Island, NY
Art of Tennessee, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville,    TN  (catalog)
Western Threads, Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ
Adrienne Outlaw and Terry Thacker: A Collaborative Installation,     Parthenon Museum, Nashville, TN

Awards and Grants

The Judith C. Simmons Fellowship for Visual Arts at Hambidge Center for Arts and Science
Art Entrepreneur Finalist, Arts and Business Council
Tennessee Arts Commission Professional Development Award
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency Fellowship
Tennessee Arts Commission Creation Grant
“E” Award, Tennessee Economic Council on Women
Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation Grant
Metro Nashville Arts Commission Grant
Tennessee Arts Commission Visual Art Fellowship and Professional Development Grant

Reviews and Press

Pigott, Colin and Alexandrou, Andri, “Planting a Seed,” Native Magazine, p. 39-44, No. 4, October 2012.
Dimling Cochran, Rebecca, Review of “Witch’s Brew” at whitespace, Art in America, p. 192-193, No. 9, October 2012.
Joiner, Dorothy, “Witch’s Brew,” World Sculpture Magazine, p 33-28, Vol 17, No 4, 2012.
Feaster, Felecia, “Take a Peek Inside Adrienne Outlaw Glory Holes,” Creative Loafing, May 27, 2012.
Chance, Laura, “Mad Scientist meets Sculpture in Adrienne Outlaw’s Witch’s Brew,” Burnaway, May 18, 2012.
Joiner, Dorothy, “The Bread of Industry,” World Sculpture Magazine, p. 26-20, Vol 16 No 3, 2010.
Dimling Cochran, Rebecca, “Exhibit Review of Witch’s Brew,” 2011.
Art in America Magazine, p. 192-193, No. 9, 10, 2011.
Joiner, Dorothy, “Witch’s Brew,” World Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2011.
Joiner, Dorothy, “The Bread of Industry,” World Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 3, p 26-30, 2010.
Bennett, Lennie, “Three reasons to visit Dunedin Fine Art Center,” 2009.
St. Petersburg Times, September 27, 2009.
Durrell, Jane, “Projections: Manifest Gallery,” Sculpture Magazine, p. 76, January 2009.
Joiner, Dorothy, “Adrienne Outlaw: Troy Plunk Gallery,” Sculpture     Magazine, p. 77, January, 2009.
Merkel, Kate, “Assemblage and REcyclates,” American Contemporary     Art, p. 53, October 2008.
Parsons, Joel, “Exhibit Review of Seek Shelter,” Art Papers Magazine, p. 64-    5, May 2007.
Nolan, Joe, “Adrienne Outlaw: Seek Shelter,” No: an independent arts     journal, p. 18, Vol. XXI, No. 1, March 2007.
Knowles, Carol, “Gimme Shelter: Wangechi Mutu and Adrienne Outlaw     seek solace,” Memphis Flyer, December 21, 2006.
Price, Mark, “Adrienne Outlaw: Piercings Series,” Sculpture Magazine, Vol.     25, No. 8, p. 75, October, 2004.
Knowles, Susan, “Adrienne Outlaw: Vessels of Grace,” Fiberarts Magazine,Vol. 31, No. 2, p. 55, October 2004.


U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria
ART MAKES PLACE, Temporary Art for Public Spaces
Cheekwood Museum of Art
Edwin Warner Park Nature Center
Nashville Public Library of Davidson County
Tennessee State Museum
Wang Vision Institute
WEHS-TV Chicago
Women Beyond Borders Santa Barbara, CA
Hopkins, Sampson & Brown Equities, LLC, Newark, NJ

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