Derrick Adams is a multidisciplinary New York-based artist who's practice is rooted in Deconstructivist philosophies and the perception of ideals attached to objects, colors, textures, symbols and ideologies - and how they are formed. His work focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface while exploring the shape-shifting force of popular culture in our lives.
Adams graduated from both The Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program. He has also received a BFA from Pratt Institute and his MFA from Columbia University. His exhibition and performance highlights include: PS1/MoMA Greater New York 2005, Performa 05, Brooklyn Museum Open House, The Kitchen NYC 2010, Collette Blanchard Gallery 2010 and The Bearden Project at Studio Museum in Harlem 2011. He is the recipient of a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and an honored finalist for the 2011 William H. Johnson Prize.