Artist Profile: Adrienne Callander

  • Dad's Hawaiian Shirt, 2013 (Reconstructed clothing)

    Dad's Hawaiian Shirt, 2013 (Reconstructed clothing)

  • Family Line, 2013 (Quilt trimmings)

    Family Line, 2013 (Quilt trimmings)

  • Family Tree, 2013 (Wool)

    Family Tree, 2013 (Wool)

  • Mittens, 2012 (Wool)

    Mittens, 2012 (Wool)

  • Quilt Top, 2014 (Brown paper bags)

    Quilt Top, 2014 (Brown paper bags)

Adrienne Callander

About Adrienne Callander

“A sweater might be something-not-a-sweater, a painting in fact a sculpture. My father’s favorite shirt changed the day he died. One of my guiding impulses is to mark a history, to excavate a thing buried within itself and obscured by the naming process. We grow over ourselves and accrue new titles that mask our former states. The self morphs, but essential information is stored. And this applies not only to the personal, but to formal and historical narratives as well.”

Adrienne Callander currently lives and works in Starkville, MS where she teaches, curates, and recently served as the Interim Coordinator for the Sculpture Program at Mississippi State University. She has exhibited her work in the US and abroad, including the 2014 Mississippi Invitational (Jackson, MS), The Rahway Arts Guild (NJ), the Neuberger Museum of Art (Purchase, NY), the Speed Museum (Louisville, KY), the Hogar Collection (Brooklyn, NY), Gullkistan (Laugarvatn, Iceland), and the Kunsthochschule für Medien (Cologne, Germany).

She has taught at Rutgers University, The University of Louisville, The Kentucky School of Art, and Indiana University Southeast, where she also served as Co-Director of the IUS Arts Institute Young Artist Workshop.

Grants include a 2015 Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship, a Kentucky Foundation for Women stipend, and a Distinguished Teaching Award from Indiana State University Southeast.

She received her MFA from the Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University in 2006, her Post-Baccalaureate in Visual Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002, and her BA in History from Reed College in 1998.

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PO Box 4892
Starkville, MS 39762

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