Slices, University of Wyoming Visual Art Gallery, Laramie, WY

Spun, Low Gallery, San Diego, CA

Sweet Demise, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Stacked, Nashville International Airport

Pinpoint, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Witch’s Brew, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Tinker, University of North Carolina Wilmington, NC

The Enhancer Project, ART MAKES PLACE, NCAP, Nashville, TN (catalog)

Fecund Series, 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

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


Cast A Clear Light, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, Co-curators: Emily Stamey, Weatherspoon Curator of Exhibitions, and Paddy Johnson, Editor of Art F City, New York

Imagery of Chess, World Chess Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, MO (catalog)

FLEX IT! Video and Performance Festival at The Jacobs Center, presented by San Diego Art Institute, CA

FLEX IT! My Body My Temple, Parthenon Museum and Centennial Park, Nashville, TN (catalog)

Second Time Around, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA

Say and Send, with Tony Youngblood, Mini Maker Faire Exhibition, Nashville, TN

TAKE CARE: Biomedical Ethics in the 21st Century, The Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI (catalog)

An Exchange with Sol le Witt, MASS MOCA, North Adams, MA and Cabinet Magazine, Brooklyn, NY, Curator: Regine Basha

All in the Family, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, Curator: Jason Paradis

22 Reviews, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign-Urbana, IL, Curator: Bonnie Fortune

Modern Girl, Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN, Curator: Teri Jordan

Seek Shelter, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN, Curator: Leslie Leubbers (Solo show, catalog)



FUTURE AND BEHIND, CON-TEMPORARY 5, Santa Croce, Venice, Italy (catalog)

International Video Art Festival, VIII Edition, Magmart, Italy

Artificial Selection, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM (catalog)

Assemblage and Recyclates, Translations Gallery, Denver, CO

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


Spring: Adrienne, Body, Catalina, Cole, Danica, Edo, Felicia, Jesse, Michael, Misha & The Girls, Mort, Rachel, Ryan and Shane, Parapet Real Humans Gallery, St. Louis, MO, Curator: Amy Granat

Critical Mass Creative Stimulus Award Exhibition, Sheldon Galleries, St. Louis, MO, Curator: Mel Watkin 

The December Show, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Ghost, The Luminary, St. Louis, MO, Curator: Sage Dawson

MashUp: Artists Do Cardboard, David Lusk Gallery, Nashville and Memphis, Curator: Kristina Colucci

Future Night, an exhibition of new media, Boehm Collectif, Nashville, TN, Curator: Mike Kluge

Hambidge Inivitational, Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences, Curators: Jenny Jensen Minkewicz, Ben Goldman

Southern Invitational, Cochran Gallery, LaGrange, GA, Curator: Dorothy Joiner

ON/OFF: New Media Interactive Electronic Art, SNAP, Nashville, TN, Curators: Tony Youngblood, Mike Kluge

TAKE CARE, A Traveling Exhibit: Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI (2012), University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (2012), Austin Peay State University (2012), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (2011), Pool Art Fair, Miami, FL (2010), The Renaissance Center, TN (2010), Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, 2009 (catalog)

The Cabinet of Natural Curiosities, Dunedin Fine Art, Dunedin, FL, Curator: Catherine Bergmann

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

Project Home, Delay No More, Organizer: Ivan Tam with Art Fete, Hong Kong

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

Under The Skin, Translations Gallery, Denver, NC


Aqua Art Fair, Showing with Whitespace Gallery, Miami, FL

Aqua Art Fair, Showing with Whitespace Gallery, Miami, FL

Verge Art Fair, Showing with Tomorrow Stars, Miami, FL

Pool Art Fair, Showing with TAKE CARE, Miami, FL

DigitalArt.LA International Art Expo presented by LACDA, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, CA, Jurors: Rex Bruce and Howard Fox

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

Finding Lost Values, 5th Cheongju International Biennale, Cheongju City, Republic of Korea, (catalog)

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


ART MAKES PLACE, Temporary Art for Public Spaces
Cheekwood Museum of Art
Dyer Observatory
Edwin Warner Park
Hopkins, Sampson & Brown Equities
Partners in Education
Public Library of Davidson County
The Sex Police Performance Group
Tennessee State Museum
U.S. Embassy, Abuju, Nigeria
Vanderbilt University
Wang Vision Institute
Women Beyond Borders Inc. Art Collection
World Chess Hall of Fame and Museum


2017 Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
2017 Creative Stimulus Award from Critical Mass
2014 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
2014 National Endowment for the Arts
2014  Judith C. Simmons Fellowship for Visual Arts
2014 Selected to join Artist Pension Trust
2013 Innovation Grant, The Curb Center at Vanderbilt University
2011 Art Entrepreneur Finalist, Arts and Business Council
2009, 2011 Professional Development Award, Tennessee Arts Commission


2015 The Luminary
2014 Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences


Johnson, Paddy, Cast a Clear Light,, April 2018

Thompson, Nato and Mackie, Amy,  critical text for “FLEX IT!” Exhibition catalog, August, 2015

Jacobs, Mary Jane, critical text for “FLEX IT!” Exhibition catalog, August, 2015

Acree, Cat, “Artists Do Cardboard at David Lusk,” Nashville Arts Magazine, June 1, 2015

Hutson, Laura, “Adrienne Outlaw talks FLEX IT, Seed Space and her decision to leave Nashville,” Nashville Scene, p 42, November 20, 2014

Ciccaroni, Erica, “Outlaw’s MeetUps Makes Players Consider What Moves Us,” NYCNash, October 17 , 2014

Jones, MiChelle, “Parthenon Exhibit Celebrates the Body,” The Tennessean, August 29, 2014

Joiner, Dorothy, “Adrienne Outlaw at Whitespace Gallery,” World Sculpture News, p 61-62, Autumn Issue, 2014

Alexander, Andrew, “Adrienne Outlaw’s Sweet Demise,” Burnaway, July 18, 2014

Kavass, Veronica, “A Conversation with Adrienne Outlaw”, Nashville Arts Magazine, p 32-34, June 27, 2014

Nolan, Joe, “Adrienne Outlaw Breaking Bread at BNA,” ArtsNash, April 4, 2014

Grabner, Michelle, “Space, No Space, Every Space,” Seed Space Catalog, March, 2014

Shulick Porcella, Ginger, “Seed Space: Artist Incubator,” Seed Space Catalog, March, 2014

Gallager, Wesley, “Spice up your Collection,” NFocus Magazine, p 12, Vol XX, No. 12, December, 2013

Hong Xin, Camille, “Art Basel Week in Miami 2012, A Visitor’s Notebook,” M Magazine, p 33, Vol 17, No 4, Summer, 2013

Maxwell, Claire, “ARTSpeak with Adrienne Outlaw,” Burnaway and WMLB, August 20 20, 2013

Pigott, Colin and Alexandrou, Andri, “Planting a Seed,” Native Magazine, p. 39-44, No. 4, October, 2012

Dimling Cochran, Rebecca, “Witch’s Brew Exhibition Review,” Art in America, p. 192-193, No. 9, 10/2011

Joiner, Dorothy, “Witch’s Brew,” World Sculpture Magazine, Vol 17 No 4, 2011

Feaster, Felicia, Take a Peek inside Adrienne Outlaw’s Glory Holes,” Creative Loafing, 5/27/11

Chance, Laura, “Mad Scientist meets Sculpture in Adrienne Outlaw’s Witch’s Brew,” Burnaway, 5/18/11

Joiner, Dorothy, “The Bread of Industry,” World Sculpture, p. 26-30, Vol 16, No 3, 2010

Bennett, Lennie, “Three reasons to visit Dunedin Fine Art Center: weirdly wonderful art, a tribute to oceans, and jewelry with stories,” St. Petersburg Times, 9/27/2009

Joiner, Dorothy, “Adrienne Outlaw: Troy Plunk Gallery,” Sculpture Magazine, p. 77, 1/09

Durrell, Jane, “Projections: Manifest Gallery,” Sculpture Magazine,p. 76, 1/09

Weintraub, Linda, “Take Care? Take Care!” Exhibition Review for TAKE CARE catalog, 2009

Vernooy, Tonya, “Evolution of Motherhood,” Exhibition Review for Fecund Series, LaGrange College, 2009

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

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



Artist Talk, Be Present, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Artist Talk, Stimulus, Sheldon Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Moderator, Critical Conversation: Making It Work in St. Louis, Critical Mass, KDHX

Artist Talk, Making Participatory Work, World Chess Museum, St. Louis, MO

Artist Talk, Re-envisioning the Laboratory: 2016 Sci-Art Symposium, University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building

Moderator of Insight? Outta Site! with Hrag Vartanian, Nashville Public Library, Nashville, TN
Moderator of Insight? Outta Site! with Paddy Johnson, Nashville Public Library, Nashville, TN


Artist Career Talk, as Guest Speaker for Paul Klein Artist Works Webinar, Chicago, IL
Artist Lecture: University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN
Artist Lecture: Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Artist Lecture: Parthenon Museum, Nashville, TN
Presentor: 9/50 Arts Summit, Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA

Panel participant, Southern Constellations, Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC
Moderator of Insight? Outta Site! with Michelle Grabner, Nashville Public Library, Nashville, TN
Moderator of Insight? Outta Site! with Amy Mackie, University School of Nashville, TN
Sustaining a Creative Life talk with Sharon Louden, Barnes and Noble, Nashville, TN
Artist Talk: Urban League of Nashville, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

Panelist: CAC, “Meta Mentors” with ArtSpace, Los Angeles, CA
DIY Art Practice talk with Michelle Grabner, New York Academy of the Arts, New York, NY
Moderator of Insight? Outta Site! with Bill Carroll, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
Moderator of Insight? Outta Site! with Sharon Butler, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
Moderator of Insight? Outta Site! with Stuart Horodner, Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN
Moderator of Insight? Outta Site! with Rehema Barber, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
Artist Lecture: Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Artist Lecture: University of North Carolina Wilmington, NC
Panelist: SECAC, Conversations, Sculpture, Savannah, GA
Moderator of Insight? Outta Site! with Rebecca Dimling Cochran, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
Panelist: Art and Science, Gallery F, Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville, TN

Moderator of Insight? Outta Site! with Sylvie Fortin, Neuhoff, Nashville, TN
Moderator of Insight? Outta Site! with Kevin McGarry, Neuhoff, Nashville, TN
Artist Lecture: Watkins School of Art, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN

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

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA
Vanderbilt University, MLAS
Middle Tennessee State University, Sound Art Workshop
Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, Michigan
Clay, Outdoor Sculpture and Hot Glass Workshops
Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism

Founder and Director, Seed Space, a lab for artists, writers and curators in Nashville, TN, 2009-2015
Co-organizer of 9/50 Arts Summit at Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA, 2014
Contributor to Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists, edited by Sharon Louden, Intellect Books, 2013
Selected to be On Our Radar with Creative Captial, 2013
Studio Internship Program, 2000-present
Art Web Site Co-Creator: Nashville Area Arts, a web site linking artists to writers and curators, 2000-2009
Graphics Contributor: Weintraub, David, Is Pluto A Planet?: A Historical Journey through the Solar System, Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 2007

Curatorial Projects:
FLEX IT! My Body My Temple, co- curated with Susan Shockley, Parthenon Museum and Centennial Park, Nashville, TN 2014

TAKE CARE: Biomedical Ethics in the Twenty-First Century, 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

Visiting Artist:
University of Wyoming, 2016

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2014

Artist Council/Advisory Board Member:
The Luminary, 2016
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 2004-2008

Art Juror:

Kranzberg Galleries 2019 Exhibition Season, 2018

Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University “Celebration of the Arts,” 2007

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 Editor/Writer:
number: an independent journal of the arts
ArtNowNashville, a critical arts blog Nashville Life Magazine
IN REVIEW Magazine

Click here for printable Adrienne Outlaw CV 2018

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