Adrien Crossman (they/them) is a queer and non-binary white settler artist, educator, and curator currently residing on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples in Hamilton, Ontario. They hold an MFA in Visual Art from the University of Windsor (2018), and a BFA in Integrated Media with a Minor in Digital and Media Studies from OCAD University (2012). Crossman is interested in the affective qualities of queerness, investigating how queerness can be felt through specific aesthetics and sensibilities. Their work is deeply enmeshed with their queer and trans identity and is attentive to the ways that white supremacy and colonization have shaped dominant understandings of gender and sexuality. Their practice seeks to destabilize these systemic ideas and speculate on more expansive alternatives. In addition to having exhibited across Canada and internationally, Adrien co-founded and co-runs the online arts publication Off Centre with collaborator Luke Maddaford and is an Assistant Professor in the School of the Arts at McMaster University.
Most recent solo exhibitions include:
2022 'Not Yet Here', solo exhibition, at Between Pheasants Contemporary in Kerns, ON: https://www.betweenpheasants.com/not-yet-here
2021 '(un)happy objects', curatorial project, at Artcite Inc., Windsor, ON: https://www.artciteinc.ca/exhibitions/unhappy-objects
2019 'Heaven is a Place on Earth', solo exhibition at Patel Projects, Toronto, ON: https://www.adriennecrossman.com/heaven-is-a-place-on-earth-2019