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Adrienne Outlaw grounds her interdisciplinary practice in a rigorous commitment to craft. Her often interactive work is informed by bioethical issues developing with the rapid advancement of biotechnology.


Outlaw is the recipient of grants, awards, and fellowships from such places as the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.

Her work is in such permanent public collections as the US embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, Cheekwood Museum of Art, and the Nashville Public Library. She has shown in twelve museum exhibits including two solo shows. The Republic of Korea exhibited her work in the 5th International Biennale.

A dozen exhibition catalogs and two art books feature Outlaw's work. Journals and magazines including Art in America, World Sculpture, USArt, Art Papers, Sculpture, FiberArts and Number:an independent arts journal have published reviews of her work.

As part of her socially engaged art practice, Outlaw writes, curates, lectures and runs programs for artists. She maintains an active studio assistantship and internship program. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MLAS from Vanderbilt University.