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Photo by Eileen Wu

Photo by Eileen Wu

Adrian Armstrong is a creative from Omaha, NE now living and working out of Austin, TX. Armstrong received his BFA from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 2014.

Through portrait and figurative practices, Armstrong’s work explores identity and what it means to be a black person living in modern America. His work touches on topics such as depression within the black community, systematic oppression, and police brutality; but on the other side of the spectrum explores fashion, love, success and growth.



 




CV/RESUME

Adrian Armstrong

Education

  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, BFA 2014

Honors and Awards 

  • Perry Family Award, Capstone Senior Exhibition/Competition, 2014

  • Jean R. Faulkner Award 26th Annual Studio Art Competition, 2013

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions 

  • Co-lab Projects, Highs and Lo-fi’s (Solo Show), August - September 2019

  • Northern-Southern - LikesNess, (Group Exhibition - Adrian Armstrong, Dawn Okoro, Jean Smith, Laura Lit, Ryan Sandison Montgomery, Saul Jerome, San Juan), May - July 2019

  • Antone’s - 90’s Hip Hop Night: Presented by Hustle for the Cause for Counter Balance: ATX (Group Exhibition/Curated) - August 2017, Austin, TX

  • Cheer Up Charlies (Brown State of Mind) - Fall Showcase (Curated/Group Exhibition) - June 2017, Austin, TX

  • Chicon Collective - Black History Project 2 (Curated and Group Exhibition) - February 2017, Austin, TX

  • Peanut Gallery - “Untitled” (Two Person Exhibition) - September 2016, Omaha, NE

  • DIY Space - Black History Project (Solo Show) - February 2016, Austin, TX

  • Monkeywrench - ll Negro Rinascimento (Solo Show) – November, 2015, Austin, TX

  • Tugboat Gallery – Surreality (with Keegan Baker) – March 2015, Lincoln, NE

  • Sol Shine Gallery – Untitled – March 2015, Denver, CO

  • Franklin Arts Center – The March – February 2015, Brainerd, MN

  • Sourpuss Studios – Open Studio for First Friday – January 2015, Lincoln, NE

  • Sourpuss Studios – Untitled – December 2014, Lincoln, NE

  • Medici Gallery – Personal (Solo Show) – February 2014, Lincoln, NE

  • Rotunda Art Show – Art League Fall Show 2013, Lincoln, NE

  • Rotunda Art Show – Untitled #2 - November 2013, Lincoln, NE

  • Rotunda Art Show -  Untitled (with Russell Oberg)- November 2012, Lincoln, NE

Selected and Juried Exhibitions 

  • Six Square, - EAST Austin Studio Tour (Sponsored by Big Medium) - November 2018, Austin, TX

  • Washington Carver Museum - EAST Austin Studio Tour (Sponsored by Big Medium, Capital View, Six Square, Kenny Durham’s Backyard, and the Carver Museum and Cultural Center) - November 2017, Austin, TX

  • Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE, 2015, “Constellation Members Show” (Curator Karen Kunc)

  • Lux Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE, 2015, “About Human” (Curator Craig Roper)

  • Eisentrager Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE, 2014 Nebraska National Competition

  • Eisentrager Howard Gallery, Linocln, NE, 2014 Senior Capstone Exhibition

  • Dan and Barbara Howard Creative Achievement and the Francis William Vreeland Scholarship Competition , Lincoln, NE, 2014 (Faculty Juried)

  • Eisentrager Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE, 27th Annual Undergraduate Studio Art Competition, 2014 (Juror Amanda Smith)

  • El Minia University, Cairo, Egypt, 3rd Student International Small Print Show – SIPS14. (Curator Dr. Wael Sabour)

  • Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN, Untitled 10 Exhibition, 2013 (Jurors Jennifer Phelps and Heid E. Erdrich)

  • Eisentrager Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE. Nebraska National Collegiate Juried Art Exhibition, 2013 (Jurors JoAnne Carson and Todd Slaughter)

  • Eisentrager Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE, 26th Annual Undergraduate Studio Art Competition, 2013 (Juror Karin Campbell, Curator of Contemporary Art, Joslyn Art Museum)

Professional Experience and Community Projects

  • Brown State of Mind - Co-founder/Creative Director - 2017

  • Human Influence - Contributing Artist/Event Coordinator - 2016-2017

  • CounterBalance: ATX - Creative Event Coordinator - 2016 - 2017

  • Flatbed Press - Intern - Austin, TX - 2016

  • Artist Blackout/Black Art Matters – Creator – Tumblr - 2015

  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln – UNL Medici Fundraiser – Donating Artist, February 2015

  • Darger HQ – First Annual Fundraiser – Donating Artist, December 2014

  • 14th and O Installation, Enlighten Yourself, 2014

  • Darger HQ – Internship – June 2014 – Present (Launa Bacon)

  • Constellation Studios – Internship – May 2014 – Present (Karen Kunc)

Publications 

  • The Voyage (Houston), Online, 2019

  • Brown State of Mind for Space 24 Twenty, Online/Austin, TX - 2017

  • 5ive/5ifths (Interview/Article), Online, 2015

  • WildAbout Magazine (Article), Online, 2015

  • Prarie Schooner (Cover), Lincoln, Nebraska, 2015

  • Hixson Lied College of Fine Arts – Online Magazine Article – 2013

  • HerCampus Magazine (Article), Lincoln, Nebraska, 2013