Adrienne Gaither (b.1987) is a visual artist whose work explores identity and black imagination through painting and installations. Her work attempts to challenge ideologies that perpetuate hierarchical structures. Gaither’s paintings reflect her deep interest of political histories, incorporating footage from old archives and contemporary news into subversions of geometric abstractions.

She has exhibited at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD, The National African American Museum and Cultural Museum, Wilberforce, OH, PRIZM Art Fair at Miami Art Basel, and MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts) in Brooklyn, NY. Gaither lives and works in Washington, DC.


Practicing between traditional (painting, mixed media) and digital (graphic design) methods of art making, my work bridges the gap between the past, present, and future to transform familiar imagery and abstract forms into systematic imaginative compositions. Thematically, I attempt to highlight the struggle between what we believe we see, what we want to see, and what is actually there to be seen.