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Solo & Two-person Exhibitions

2016Metaphors & Mysteries, Point Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2015Deidre Adams & Kim Gentile: What Lies Beneath, Point Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2014Tracings, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California
2010Plane of Persistence, BFA Thesis show, Metropolitan State College of Denver Center for Visual Art, Denver, Colorado
2009Featured artist, Lincoln Center Gallery, Ft. Collins, Colorado
2008Deidre Adams: Passages, Translations Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2008Spaces and Places: Explorations in Mixed Media Textiles, Art in Public Places Program,
Aurora, Colorado

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017Experimental Surroundings, Walker Fine Art, Denver, Colorado
201775 – A Celebration of Works in Fiber, invited artist, Dairy Arts Center, Boulder, Colorado
2016Colorado Women in Abstraction, invited artist, Center for Visual Art, Denver
2016A New Spin, invitational, Art Gym Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2016Fiber Innovations II, featured artist, Parker (Colo.) Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center
2015Vault: Denver MSU Alumni Exhibition, Center for Visual Art, Denver
2015Contemporary Abstractions, Unicom Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2015Quilt National 2015, Athens, Ohio, and traveling
2014Contemporary Takes on Traditional Patterns, Denver Art Museum
2014Contemporary Fiber, Colorado Invitational, Helikon Gallery, Denver
2014Form Not Function, Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, Indiana – Award of Excellence
2013Foxtrot featuring Emilie Mitcham & Deidre Adams, Space Gallery, Denver
2013Create – Discovering the Artist Within, Lakewood (Colo.) Cultural Center
2013Quilt National 2013, Athens, Ohio
2012Seasonal Palette, IQF Houston, and traveling
2012Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 2012, Taichung Municipal City Huludun Cultural Center, Taichung City, Taiwan
2012SAQA Showcase, International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2011Quilt National ’11, Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens, Ohio
2010Quilt Visions 2010: No Boundaries, Oceanside, California
2009Sublime Surfaces, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, Colorado
2009Pushing the Surface, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Coshocton, Ohio
2009Mixed Media Fiber Art, The Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Massachusetts
200812 Voices, Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, Michigan, and travelling
2008Art Quilt Elements, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania
2008Distinctive Directions, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska
2008Threadlines, Missouri State University Art & Design Gallery –
awarded Best in Show by Juror Jason Pollen
2008Quilt Visions 2008: Contemporary Expressions, Oceanside, California
2007A Sense of Place, International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas
2007Hanging by a Thread, Museum of the American Quilter’s Society, Paducah, Kentucky
2007Fiber Directions, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas
2007Fiber R(E)volution, Translations Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2006All Colorado Show, Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, Greenwood Village, Colorado
2006Contemporary Elements: Colorado Artists Redefine Fiber Art,
The Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado
2006Transformations, Birmingham, England
200627th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona
2005Quilt National ’05, Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens, Ohio
2005Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas
2005Form not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, New Albany, Indiana
2004Altered Color, Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2004Quilt Visions 2004: Celebrating the Art of the Quilt, Oceanside, California
2004Contemporary Directions in Fiber, Reed Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2004Fine Focus, traveling exhibition, 2004-2005
2003Elements, Loveland Museum, Loveland, Colorado; and Exhibits USA traveling show, 2005-2009
2003Western Material: Front Range Contemporary Quilters, Metropolitan State College of Denver Center for Visual Art, Denver, Colorado
2001State of the Craft: Contemporary Interpretations of Tradition, Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison, New Jersey


2011Anythink Bennett, Bennett, Colorado: Horizon XVIII: Plainsong
2007Louisville Library, Louisville, Colorado: Between the Lines
2007Lone Tree Library, Lone Tree, Colorado: Chronicles I, Chronicles II, Chronicles IV, Chronicles V, Chronicles VI, Chronicles VII

Installations & Collections

Gordon & Rees Law Firm: Epigraph I: Dark Field

Denver West: Pseudocode, A Moment of Dazzling Balance

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center: Composition VI

Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo.) Hospitality Learning Center: Reliably Uncertain & Mining Chaos

Terrance Carroll, Greenberg Traurig, former Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives: All the Answers

Ritz Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe: Iterations #2: Aquamarine, Horizon IV, Horizon XI

EnCana Corp., Denver, Colorado: Iterations #1

Kaiser Permanente Colorado: Stapleton, Highlands Ranch, Franklin, and Aurora locations:
Colorways I, II, & III; IV; Common Boundaries I & II; Reverie I, IV ; V

Kaiser Permanente Regional Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia: Composition III

Quilts, Inc., Houston, Texas: Horizon VIII, Horizon IX ; Horizon X

PEI, Boulder, Colorado: Cerescape No. 3

University of Nebraska, International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska

The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas: Passages V

Publications, etc.

2016Art Quilting Studio, “Layers & Letters,” Summer 2016
2015Radical Philosophy: an Introduction by Chad Kautzer, Composition VIII used as cover artwork
2013Quilt National 2013: The Best of Contemporary Quilts, published by Lark Books
2013Fabric Surface Design, by Cheryl Rezendes, published by Storey Publishing, LLC
2011Patchwork Professional – Das Magazin für Fortgeschrittene & Profis, “Abstrakte Mixed Media Kunst von Deidre Adams,” Jan. 2011
2011Quilt National 2011: The Best of Contemporary Quilts, published by Lark Books
2010Quilt Visions 2010: No Boundaries, published by Visions Publications
20101000 Artisan Textiles by Sandra Salamony & Gina M. Brown, published by Quayside Publishing
2010500 Art Quilts, juried by Karey Patterson Bresenhan, published by Lark Books
2009Passages: Movements and Moments in Text and Theory, ed. Maeve Tynan, Maria Beville and Marita Ryan; published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Passages V – cover image
2009Quilting Art by Spike Gillespie, published by Voyageur Press
2009Machine Quilting Unlimited, Vol. XIV, No. 6, “In the Art Studio with Deidre Adams,”
November 2009
2009SAQA Journal v.19, no. 4, Fall 2009, “Featured Artist: Jo Fitsell” (author)
2008Quilt Visions 2008: Contemporary Expressions, published by Visions Publications
200812 Voices: An in-depth look at 12 artists working in the quilt medium, published by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.
2007SAQA Journal v.17, no.4, Fall 2007, “Living up to the Digital Deal” (author)
2006Quilting Arts Magazine, issue 24, Winter 2006, profiled artist
2006Uncommon Threads, DIY Network, episodes DUCT-155 “Scratching the Surface” and DUCT-122 “Changing the Face of Quilts”
2005Quilt National 2005: The Best in Contemporary Quilts, published by Lark Books
2004Quilt Visions 2004, published by Visions Publications
2002Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, Issue #345 (v.33, No.7), “The Meetin’ Place” feature article, September 2002


2010BFA, emphasis in painting, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, Colorado
1997AS, Graphic Design, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, Colorado
1990BS, Computer Information Systems & Management Science, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, Colorado


Walker Fine Art – Denver, Colorado
Bluestone Fine Art Gallery – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania