Colorado artist Deidre Adams works with paint, textiles, paper, and found objects. She spends her days obsessively building up marks, scribbles, stitches, scratches, and tears into densely layered surfaces. She is also a photographer, primarily drawn to textures and surfaces bearing the markings of weather and other external forces. Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Adams is influenced by the light and color of the southwestern landscape and its beautiful but unforgiving environment. Effects of time and transformation are a recurring theme in her abstract paintings and textile work, which focus on the exploration of shape, color, texture, and mark-making.
Adams holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo.) as well as a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems & Management Science and an Associate of Science in graphic design. After having worked for years in administration and graphic design while concurrently pursuing her artistic development, she left the corporate world in 2008 to devote herself full time to her artwork. She went back to school to pursue a second degree, this time in art, completing her BFA in 2010. Her work has been shown extensively in juried and invitational exhibitions and gallery shows. She is represented in private, public, and corporate collections, including the Wichita (Kansas) Center for the Arts, the Ritz-Carlton Highlands resort in Lake Tahoe, California, Metro State University in Denver, as well as numerous corporate offices, libraries, and health care facilities.