Derrick Adams (b. 1970) is a multidisciplinary artist working in painting, paper-based collage, performance, video, sound and multimedia sculpture. His practice is rooted in the manipulation of structure and surface, and the marriage of complex and improbable forms. Through these techniques, Adams examines the connection between popular culture and the construction of self-image.
Adams lives and works in New York City. Solo exhibitions of the artist’s work include shows at Luxembourg & Dayan, New York (2019); Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (2018); Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2018); UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles (2017); Countee Cullen Library, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2017).