Adrian Rhodes grew up in Hartsville, South Carolina. She attended Winthrop University from 2001-2005, earning a BFA in General Studio with emphasis in Drawing and Painting. While studying at Winthrop she participated in a semester exchange with the South Carelia Polytechnic in Imatra, Finland. After several years as a practicing artist she returned to Winthrop, receiving her MFA in Painting and Printmaking in 2011.
Her work has shown throughout the Carolinas, including select solo exhibitions at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, the Sumter County Gallery of Art, City Art Gallery in Columbia, SC, the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill, SC, and the Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery at Coastal Carolina University. She has exhibited in juried exhibitions including Artfields, Contemporary South at VAE Raleigh, the Pee Dee Regional at the Florence Museum of Art, the Greenwood Festival of Flowers in Greenwood, SC, and the annual York County Juried Exhibition in Rock Hill, SC.
Her work has frequently received awards in these competitions, including taking the top prize at Contemporary South in 2017 and Best of Show at the York County Juried Exhibition in 2013. She exhibited at the Southern Graphics International Conference in Knoxville, TN in 2015, participating in the Sphere of Existence exchange portfolio. At the SGCI Conference in Portland in 2016 she had prints in the Trans-Dimensional exhibition and the Some Assembly Required Exchange Portfolio. Her work was recently featured in Paper Worlds at the Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg, SC.
Rhodes’s work can be found in the collections of The James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota, Winthrop University Galleries, Black Creek Arts Council, Southern Graphics Council International, The Byerly Foundation and The Mantissa Executive Suites. Her work is also found in private collections throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Texas.