Adrian Rhodes, (b. 1983, in Logan, Utah) grew up and resides in Hartsville, South Carolina. She received her BFA in 2005 and MFA in 2011, both from Winthrop University. She is the recipient of the South Carolina Arts Commission’s 2020 Individual Artist’s Fellowship and the 2019 SECAC Artist’s Fellowship. Her work has been included in highly competitive group exhibitions at museums and contemporary art institutions in the southeast. Drawn: Concept and Craft at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston Salem presented her work alongside artists including LeRoy Neiman, Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Sarah Sze and Buckminster Fuller. Paper Worlds at the Spartanburg Art Museum exhibited her work with eight other artists who, according to the curatorial statement, "push the boundaries and capabilities of paper.” She was also included in 2019’s inagural Coined in the South at the Mint Museum Uptown Charlotte, a survey of groundbreaking contemporary southern art.
Winner of the 2020 701 CCA Prize from the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, she was also featured in presentations of the 701 CCA SC Biennial in 2019 and 2021. Her work has received numerous accolades including Best of Show/Top Honors at: VAE Raleigh’s Contemporary South in 2018, Small Works 2018: A Florence Regional Arts Alliance Juried Show and the Arts Council of York County’s Annual Juried Show in both 2013 and 2021. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions at institutions including Coastal Carolina University, Francis Marion University, The University of South Carolina, UNC Charlotte, USC Beaufort, Jones Carter Gallery and TRAX galleries in Lake City, SC, the Arts Council of York County, and City Art in Columbia SC.
Following How to Untie a Tight Knot, she will have a solo exhibition at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama. Her first museum solo exhibition, After the Ravens, will take place this winter at the Spartanburg Art Museum, November 17, 2022- February 4, 2023.
Her work is documented on her website, www.adrianrhodes.com. You can follow her studio process on instagram @adrian_rhodes.