About Adrienne

If you couldn't be an artist, what would you do instead?

I am not sure how to answer this question, what would prevent me from being an artist? Is it illegal? Am I handicapped or disabled? Either way, I’d still be an artist. 
If art just doesn’t exist for whatever reason, I’d be a farmer, scientist, systems engineer, or architect. 

What, for you, are the greatest benefits/challenges of being an artist?

The greatest benefit to being an artist is producing innovative and meaningful work. The challenge to that is being consistent and constantly pushing the envelope to continue producing innovative and meaningful work. 

What’s your most embarrassing moment?

The day my mom sent me to school in a dress. It was picture day and I fought hard to get out of wearing it. I was so embarrassed because I didn’t feel like myself and it felt like a punishment. Looking back on that moment is confirmation that I was very in tune with my identity. 

What's the most indispensable item in your studio?

I’d have to say my sketchbook/journal. It is proof of my thoughts and ideas. As a black womyn it is very important to my process to record and archive my thoughts, given the historical erasure of black thought and existence. 

What work of art do you wish you owned?

I wish I owned the first clock invented by Benjamin Banneker. 

What superpower would you have and why?

My superpower would be osmosis so that I could gain more knowledge effortlessly. 

Why should people support WPA or organizations like it?

People should support WPA and organizations like it because they support the artists who contribute to making cities desirable places to live. Without artists and arts organizations cities would be dull and lack cultural experiences and programming, which positively impact the lives of so many people. 

Do you have a website where we can see other examples of your artwork?

www.adriennegaither.com       

Artwork included in the WPA Auction Exhibition