Rebel Rebel, 2017. Mixed media collage on paper, 60.5 x 40.5 inches, paper, 66 x 46 inches, framed.
Still Life, 2013. Mixed media collage on paper, 50 x 50 inches, paper, 55 x 55 inches, framed.
Fabrication Station #5, 2016. Fabric, metal hanging hardware, 72 x 108 inches.
Floater No. 58 (two rafts), 2017. Acrylic paint, pencil and fabric on paper, 50 x 100 inches.
Crossroads, 2012. Digital photograph, 44 x 36 inches, Edition of 3.
Upward Mobility, 2014. Mixed media collage on paper, 72 x 50 inches, paper, 77 x 55 inches, framed. Private Collection.
New York based Derrick Adams (b. Baltimore, 1970) is a multidisciplinary artist working in performance, video, sound and 2D and 3D realms. His practice focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, exploring self image and forward projection. His ongoing collage series, "Deconstruction Worker," is motivated by architectural vocabulary. Influenced by the exploration of the urban dweller, Adams implements geometric constructions of human figures in an ambiguous state between construction and deconstruction.
Derrick Adams received his MFA from Columbia University in New York and BFA in Art & Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He is the recipient of a 2018 Gordon Parks Fellowship Award, an honored finalist for the 2011 William H. Johnson Prize, and a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. Exhibitions include Greater New York '05, MoMA PS1; Open House: Working In Brooklyn '04, Brooklyn Museum of Art; PERFORMA ‘05, ‘13, ‘15; Radical Presence & The Shadows Took Shape, Studio Museum in Harlem; The Channel, Brooklyn Academy of Music; and Sanctuary, Museum of Art & Design, New York. Derrick’s work is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Review of New Icons at Mary Boone Gallery.
Review of Derrick Adams: Interior Life at Luxembourg & Dayan, New York.
Review of America's Playground at Miami Beach's Faena Hotel.
Derrick Adams unveils a seven-story mural at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont that is inspired by the late fashion designer Patrick Kelly.