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Fecund Series II, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA


Adrienne Outlaw: Shelter, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN, Curator: Terry Thacker


Fecund Series II, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI

Fecund Series II, 5ive & 40rty Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

2006 - 2007

Seek Shelter, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN (catalogue)

Vessels of Grace, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Reaction: The Piercings Series, Finer Gallery, Nashville, TN

The Hunt, Nashville Public Library Fine Art Gallery, Nashville, TN

Adrienne Outlaw: New Work, Finer Gallery, Nashville, TN

The Hunt, University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Extensions, Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

The Dance, Hiram Van Gordon Gallery, Tennessee State University

Six Miles, Ox-Bow School of the Arts, Ox-Bow, Michigan



2006 - 2007

Seek Shelter, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN

Curator: Leslie Leubbers (Solo show, catalogue)


Domesticity, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO,

Curator: Jeanne Shoaff

Fragile Species, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN,

Curator: Mark Scala (catalogue)


Southeastern Juried Exhibition, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL,

Curator: Sean Ulmer (catalogue)


Western Threads, Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ, Curator: Helena Howell

Adrienne Outlaw and Terry Thacker: A Collaborative Installation, Parthenon Museum, Nashville, TN, Curator: Susan Shockly (video documentary)


Movements, Temporary Contemporary Series, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN, Curator: Terri Smith (Solo show)

Hidden Desire, Invitational Outreach Program, Tennessee State Museum,

Nashville, TN Curator: Leigh Hendry (Solo show)




Assemblage and Recyclates, Translations Gallery, Denver, CO

Projections: A Survey of Wall-based Sculpture, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, Juror: Jason Franz (catalogue)


XS The Mini Works Exhibition, Tattfoo Gallery, Staten Island, NY,

Curator: Ensze Tan

Closer In, Contemporary Arts Center, North Adams, MA,

Curators: Heather Phillips, Ven Voisey (catalogue)

Marriage, SAC Gallery, Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY,

Curators: Keith Miller, Tara Burk


Lots of Little Art, Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

Second Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibition, Renaissance Center Visual Arts Gallery, Dickson, TN, Juror: Victoria Boone

Too Close, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN,
Jurors: Terri Smith,

John Wetenhall

A Time To Sew: Celebrating The Sacred In Textile, Three year touring show
Venues include: Visions Gallery, Albany, NY; Montreat College, Montreat, NC; Kreft Center Gallery, Concordia College, Ann Arbor, MI; Suomi College, Hancock, MI; Finer Side Galleries, Salisbury, MD; Biblical Arts Center, Dallas, TX; Concordia University Art Gallery, Mequon, WI; Zondervan Galleria, Taylor University, Upland, IN

Inside/Outside, Fayetteville Arts Council, Fayetteville, N.C.

Notions, Textile Arts Centre, Chicago, IL

Personal Stories, Cortesia Gallery, Highland Park, IL

Something Rich And Strange, Greenview Arts Center, Chicago, IL



Curiosities, Dunedin Fine Art, Dunedin, FL, Curator: Catherine Bergmann


Small Packages, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, Curator: Carol Stein

Project Home, Art Fete, Hong Kong, Organizer: Ivan Tam, 2008


modernature, Lotus Space, Curator: Jerry Dale McFadden, TAG Gallery, Chelsea, NY

Under The Skin, Translations Gallery, Denver, NC


Fecund Series, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN, Curator: David Lusk


Women’s History Celebration, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Curator: Valerie Sloan

New Blood, Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, TN Curator: Kim Brooks


Art of Tennessee, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN (catalogue) 

Push: The 2001 Visual Arts Fellowship Show, Tennessee Arts Commission,

Nashville, TN

Ethereal Threads, Steppenwolf Theater/Anatomically Correct Gallery, Chicago, IL


Head to Toe, Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, TN


Apart At The Seams, Bailiwick Theater/Anatomically Correct Gallery,

Chicago, IL

Fellowship Show, Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Art, Gatlinburg, TN


Women's International Exhibit, Rodriguez Gallery, Chicago, IL


Adrienne Outlaw and Andrew Young, Rena Sternberg Gallery, Glencoe, IL

Contemporary Beads, Cortesia Gallery, Highland Park, IL


Fiber: An Invitational Show, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL


Mad About Beads, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL




DigitalArt.LA International Art Expo presented by LACDA, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

AAF Contemporary Art Fair New York City, Showing with TAG Gallery, NYC


Finding Lost Values, 5th Cheongju International Biennale, Cheongju City,

Republic of Korea, (catalogue)

Flow Miami, Showing with David Lusk Gallery, Miami, FL


Art Chicago 2006, Showing with TAG Gallery, Chicago, IL (catalogue)


SOFA Chicago, Showing with browngrotta arts, Chicago, IL

AAF Contemporary Art Fair, Showing with Finer Things Gallery, NYC


AAF Contemporary Art Fair, Showing with Finer Things Gallery, NYC

Art Milwaukee, Showing with Finer Things Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1999, 2000
SOFA Chicago, Showing with Finer Things Gallery
, Chicago, IL


TAKE CARE: The Art, Science and Bioethics of Motherhood,

Organizing Venue: Nashville Cultural Arts Project, 2009-2012

ART MAKES PLACE: Contemporary Artists make Community and Performance-based, Temporary Public Art, Nashville, TN,

Organizing Venue: Nashville Cultural Arts Project, 2008-2010



TAG Gallery, Nashville, TN

Translations Gallery, Denver, CO


5ive&40rty Contemporary Art Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC


2004 “E” Award, Tennessee Economic Council on Women

2002 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fall Residency
2001 Tennessee Arts Commission Visual Art Fellowship Grant
1999 Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission Grant
1997 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Spring & Summer Sessions,

        Studio Assistantship


U.S. Embassy, Abuju, Nigeria

Tennessee State Museum
Cheekwood Museum of Art

Hopkins, Sampson & Brown Equities, LLC, Newark, NJ
WEHS-TV, Chicago, IL

Edwin Warner Park, Nashville, TN
"Partners in Education," Chicago, IL
Nashville Public Library of Davidson County

Performance Group, "The Sex Police," Chicago, IL
Wang Vision Institute, Nashville, TN
Women Beyond Borders Inc. Art Collection, Santa Barbara, CA




Joiner, Dorothy, Adrienne Outlaw: Shelter, Sculpture Magazine, Expected publish date, Fall, 2008

Bachman, Lisa, State of Affairs, Four Shots of Outlaw Wisdom,

the (rabbit) nashville art and culture, p. 22, Issue #3, Spring, 2008

Patterson, Tom, Internal and External Organs and Organisms, Winston-Salem Journal, Oct. 2, 2007

Sherwin, Brian, Art Space Talk: Adrienne Outlaw, Myartspace.comblog,

Aug., 2007

McCoy, Adam, Cheekwood and Nashville’s Contemporary Art Scene,

NY Arts Magazine, 2007

McDougall, Ruth, Under the Skin Exhibition Essay, Translations Gallery, Denver, CO, June, 2007

St. John , Shelly, Edgy Art - Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?, Yourhub.comDenver, May 17, 2007

Parsons, Joel, Exhibit Review of Seek Shelter, Art Papers Magazine, p. 64-5, May/June, 2007

Fairytales come to life, News Channel 5, Broadcast June 13, 2007

Nolan, Joe, Adrienne Outlaw: Seek Shelter, Number: an independent arts journal, p. 18, Vol. XXI, No. 1, Spring, 2007

Knowles, Carol, Gimme Shelter: Wangechi Mutu and Adrienne Outlaw seek solace in an uncertain world, The Memphis Flyer, Dec. 21, 2006

Butler, Greg, Common Ground and Callahan, Samantha, Shelter,

Video Documentaries posted on You Tube, November, 2006

Koeppel, Fredric, Portrait of the artist as Outlaw, The Commercial Appeal, A&E, Exhibitions, p. 27 Nov. 2, 2006

Schloss, Sally, Seeking Shelter with Adrienne Outlaw, NashvilleArts Magazine, p. 6 - 12, November, 2006

May, Anthony, Artists Vie for Art Commission, WKRN, 5:00 News, Sept. 21, 2006

Price, Mark, Fragile Species, ArtUS Magazine, p. 43, Issue 11, Dec. - Feb. 2006

Hess, Jean, The Fragile Species, New Art Nashville, Art Papers Magazine, p. 49, Nov/Dec 2005

Sebring, Bill, Ten Things from Nashville, FFactory: Cultural Criticism and Commentary on the Arts, July 8, 2005

Maddox, David, Even if the curators don't call it a survey, the

Frist Center 's 'Fragile Species' exhibit offers a good sample of contemporary Nashville art, Nashville Scene, A&E, July 7, 2005

Maddox, David, Finer Things' New (and Updated) Blood,

Preambulating the Bounds, June 15, 2005

Maddox, David, Artist gets Transcontinental Commission, Nashville Scene, A&E, p. 57, April 21, 2005

Grun, Nicola, Home is Where the Art Is, Fort Collins Weekly, March 30, 2005

Anderson, Cameron and Bowden, Sandra, CIVA XXV Faith + Vision: Twenty-five Years of Christians in the Visual Arts, Square Halo Books, Baltimore, MD, 2005

Wynn, Ron, NPT spotlights new art exhibit, Nashville City Paper, 2005

Price, Mark, Adrienne Outlaw, Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 25, No. 8. p. 75,

Oct., 2004

Knowles, Susan, Vessels of Grace, Fiberarts Magazine, Vol. 31, p. 55,

Sept/Oct., 2004

Teasely, Christi, Tennessee Textiles, an essay in Creating Traditions, Expanding Horizons:  The Arts in Tennessee History,

Univeristy of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN, 2004

Tattfoo Temple of Art & Design Creates Opportunities:

XS:The Miniature Show, Staten Island Arts, p. 5, Vol. 15, No. 6, Nov./Dec., 2004

Maddox, David, Healing Art, Nashville Scene, A&E, p. 59, January 29, 2004

Bostick, Alan, Prayer Wall Invites Reflection, The Tennessean, Life, p. 12, Jan. 11, 2004

Joiner, Dorothy, The Hunt, Art Papers Magazine, p. 38, July/August, 2003

Elmore, Joe, Artists in The Art of Tennessee Exhibit at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, WNPT, 2003

Wibking, Angela, Sharp Rebukes, Nashville Scene, A&E, p. 62, June 5, 2003

Waddle, Ray, Art Emerging from Spiritual Questions, Presbyterian Voice, Vol. 14, No. 3, Aug., 2003

Bostick, Alan, Sharp Contrast, The Tennessean, Life, p. 23, May 4, 2003

Wibking, Angela, A Tale of Two Temples, Nashville Scene, A&E, p. 25

Aug. 22, 2002

Bostick, Alan, Adrienne Outlaw: Innovative Artist, The Tennessean, Life,

p. 21, Dec. 8, 2002

Walen, Drew, Outlaw and Thacker Break New Ground on Old Site,

The City Paper,  p. 29, Aug. 22, 2002

Riegle, Cindy, Volunteer Spirit: Celebrating the Arts, Southern Living Magazine, p. 48-53, Aug., 2002

Sculptor Adrienne Outlaw, Our Place on HGTV, Original Air Date, Dec. 31, 2001

Out and About, Chicago Sun-Times, Arts, p. 50 Dec. 1, 2001

Walen, Drew, Exhibit Features Two of Tennessee's Best, The City Paper,

Aug. 9, 2001

The Plus Side of Nashville, NewsChannel 5 Plus, Arts Interview with Maydene Eberling, Original Air Date, June 10, 2000

Bostick, Alan, Ghost Encounters: Outlaw Show Dances with Phantoms,

The Tennessean, A&E, p.1, June 4, 2000

Sims, Michael, Stop Motion: Local Artist Creates Intriguing Works with Pins, Fur, and Stiffened Fabrics, Nashville Scene, A&E, p. 31, July 15, 1999

Bostick, Alan, Wanted: Outlaw's Art, The Tennessean, A&E, p. 6-7, July 4, 1999

Fiberarts Magazine, Summer 1999 issue, p. 63

Wibking, Angela, Personal Space: Cheekwood's Latest Installation Series Brings Out Provocative Social Commentary, Nashville Scene, A&E, May 27, 1999

Bostick, Alan, Art of the Third Dimension, The Tennessean, A&E, p. 1,

May 16, 1999

Wibking, Angela, Body Builders: Finer Things Offers Multiple Views of the Human Figure, Nashville Scene, A&E, April 29, 1999

AlternaTV, Artist Interview for FOX , March 6, 1999

Hanson, Linda, The Texture of Spirituality, Duluth News-Tribune,

Feb. 6, 1998

Ribar, David, Signs of a Developing Visual-Arts Community, Nashville Scene, A&E, July 17, 1997

Artist Interview for "Mornings" on WNAB-TV, April 4, 1996

Hart, Hugh, A New Role for an Age-Old Fashion Accessory, Chicago Tribune, Sec. 20, Jan. 20, 1993

Lipp, Linda, "Tempo Lake," Chicago Tribune, Section 18, Dec. 20, 1992

DeBartolo, Antony, A Benefit Designed for Hope, Chicago Tribune,

Sec.1, Aug. 18, 1992



Artist Lecture: LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA


Artist Lecture: Freed Hardeman University, Henderson, TN


Artist Lecture: Creative Collaborations, for Creative Innovation & Society Course by Steven Tepper, Vanderbilt University

Artist Lecture, Middle Tennessee State University Art Department

Artist Lecture, Contemporary Art for Metro Teachers Workshop,

Frist Center for the Visual Arts


Artist Lectures: Frist Center for the Visual Arts Docent Training Group

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

In-Studio Talks: Tennessee State University


Artist Lectures: Middle Tennessee State University, Frist Center for the Visual Arts for the Fragile Species Show

In-Studio Talks: Abintra Montessori School, Battleground Academy, Hillsboro High School, Belmont University, Watkins College of Art and Design,Vanderbilt University


Behind the Scenes: Women in the Phillips Collection, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

Marriage, A Panel Discussion for the Marriage Show, SAC Gallery, Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY

Artist Suggestions for Art Collecting, University School of Nashville Panel Discussion, Nashville, TN

Conservation Issues for Practicing Artists, Middle Tennessee State University, Nashville,TN

Artist Lecture, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Making Art: From the Private to the Public Artist Lecture, Nashville Public Library

Conservation Issues for Practicing Artists, Midwest Regional Conservation Guild Conference, Nashville, TN

The Collaborative Experience, The Parthenon Museum, Nashville, TN

Collaborative Art Making, Middle  Tennessee State University, Murfreesburo, TN

Preparing for an Art Career, Hillsboro High School, Advanced Program, Nashville, TN

Spiritual Images of the 20th Century, Second Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN

Materials and the Arts, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

Explaining The Fisk University Carl Van Vechtan Gallery Collection, Leadership Nashville, Nashville, TN

Artist Lectures: Frist Learning Center, Cheekwood Museum, College of Art and Design, Nashville, TN

Idea Generation, Senior Mechanical Engineering Class, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Artist Lectures: University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Handweavers' Guild, Franklin, TN; Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN


On Temptation, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Involving the Community in Art, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

Preparing for an Art Career,  Hillsboro High School, Advanced Program, Nashville, TN

Artists and the Media, Ruby Green Gallery, Nashville, TN

Artist Lecture, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN

Spirituality and Art Panel Discussion, Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN

Preparing for an Art Career, Harding Academy, Nashville, TN

Personal Work, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

The Role of Memory in the Artist's Work, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN


Artist Lecture, Rena Sternberg Gallery, Glencoe, IL

Idea Generation, The School The Art Institute, Early College Program, Chicago, IL

Careers in Television, Partners in Education, Chicago, IL

Careers in the Arts, The Kellogg Chicago Public School, Beverly, IL

Undiscovered Territories, Beaded and Sequined Hats and Fans, Bead Society, Greater Chicago, IL



Studio Internship Program

Co-Leading project design/fabrication project with Senior Mechanical Engineering

Independent Study Class, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Artist in Residence, Second Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN

Teaching Artist, Nashville Institute for the Arts, Nashville, TN

Tutor and Art Chair, Partners In Education, Chicago, IL

Teacher, The Suburban Fine Arts Centre, Highland Park, IL

Teaching Assistant, Fiber Department, The School The Art Institute of Chicago


The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA, 1993

Vanderbilt University, MLAS, 2004

Middle Tennessee State University, Sound Art Workshop, 2004

Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, Michigan,

Clay, Outdoor Sculpture and Hot Glass Workshops, 1992, 1998, 2000

Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, 1995


Art Web Site Co-Creator: Nashville Area Artsis a web site linking artists to writers and curators, 2000-present

Graphics Contributor:

Weintraub, David, Is Pluto A Planet?: A Historical Journey through the Solar System, Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 2007


Panel Participant, Urban Design Forum, Nashville Civic Design Center , 9.21.06

Panel Participant discussing Richard Lloyd's book, Neo-Bohemia: Art, Commerce, and the Post Industrial City, Vanderbilt University, 2005

Panel Participant discussing Art and Science Interactions,

Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 2007

Panel Presentor: 

The Care of Contemporary Art, Who Decides? A panel of conservation, art, law and museum studies experts, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 2002

Artist Council Member:

Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 2004-2008

Member of the Advisory Board of Directors:

People's Branch Theater, Nashville, TN 2002-2003
Visual Arts Alliance of Nashville, TN, 1998-2000

untitled art group, Nashville, TN, 1997
The Alumni Association of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago,

Junior Board Member of the Board of Directors, Textile Arts Centre, 1993-1996

Art Curator:

Take Care: The Art, Science and Bioethics of Motherhood,

An Invitational Travelling Exhibition 2009-2011, Co-curating with Adam McCoy, Organizing Venue: Cheekwood Museum of Fine Art, Nashville, TN

Art Juror:

Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University "Celebration of the Arts," 2007

Middle Tennessee State University Art Student Show, Murfreesburo, TN, 2001

Austin Peay State University Art Student Show, Clarksville, TN, 2000

National Scholastic Art Awards Regional Contest, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN, 1999

Slide Reviewer:

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts International Arts Residency Program, 2002

Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Member of Artist Selection Team to Approve/Commission Public Artwork, 2004 - 2005


Encouraging Art Collecting, A panel discussion for Nashville, 2009

"Does Money Define Art? The Arts?" A panel discussion serving Leadership Nashville, 2002


Enoch Tanner Wickham Exhibition Catalogue, Customs House Museum,

Clarksville, TN, Published 2001


Evaluation Criteria for Natural Fibers Wool and Cotton: Attributes, Ecology, Innovations, Published 1994 through Natural Fibers Fellowship/Janice Wood A.S.I.D./Wool Bureau

Arts Reporter/Producer:

WPLN Radio, Nashville, TN

KUHF Radio, Houston, TX

Interviews include: Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Dale Chihuly, Petah Coyne, Andy Goldsworthy, Red Grooms, John Scott, Trisha Brown, James Turrell, Audrey Flack, Jane Alexander, Bill Ivey

Arts Writer:

number: an independent journal of the arts

Nashville Life Magazine

IN REVIEW Magazine

Journalism Awards:

Associated Press First Place for Individual News Excellence in Tennessee, 2000

Associated Press Honorable mention for Best Series, 2000

Tennessee Education Association  School Bell Award for Outstanding Coverage of Education Stories, 2000, 2001
Associated Press
Second Place for Non-Spot News in Tennessee, 1999

Voted Best Arts Writer  by Nashville Scene, 1998


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